Chief Scott R. Barrett
P.O. Box 368 – 1266 North M-88
Central Lake, MI 49622
Telephone: (231) 544-2911 Fax: (231) 544-6310
In Case of Emergency
Central Lake Police Department
The Central Lake Police Department has 1 full time officer, two part time officers, and three Reserve Officers serving our Village. Officers respond to every type of call for service. We also offer Bicycle Patrol, and Vacation House Checks. Patrol vehicles are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Mission Statement and Responsibilities
The mission of the Central Lake Police Department is to serve the Village of Central Lake with integrity, pride, honor and professionalism. We have a strong commitment to protect life and property and to be an influence to the quality of life for our citizens and the community.
Criminal Activity Warning
Chief Barrett would like to remind the residents of Central Lake of various telephone and e-mail scams which are becoming more common in our area. Many complaints from this activity involve residents who have been offered money. Many of these scams ask for financial information, including social security numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card information. Some scams may promise large amounts of money in exchange for a small processing or handling fee. The Central Lake Police Department asks that residents not give out personal or financial information over the telephone or via e-mail.
Many of these telemarketers gather this information for identity theft and to obtain money from accounts. If you think you may have doubts about your account you are asked to call your credit card company or bank to verify that no illegal activity has taken place.
You can register your home, business, or cellular phone numbers at the National Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov or by calling 1-888-382-1222.
Prescription, Over-The-Counter Drug Drop Off
The Antrim County Sheriff’s Office (located at 107 Grove Street – Bellaire, MI) now has a drop-off box located inside the Administration Office. This box provides residents with a way of safely and properly disposing of unwanted, expired, or unused medications. No syringes are accepted and liquid mediation must be in a sealed container. Medication can be dropped off Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5 pm.
Traverse Area Narcotics Team (TNT): A multi-jurisdictional drug team serving Antrim County. If you suspect drug activity you can report it by calling 1-800-338-OTNT (1-800-338-6868). Or go to TNT – Traverse Narcotics Team, you can leave an anonymous tip in regards to illegal drug activity.
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR): www.mipsor.state.mi.us
What Every Driver Must Know: www.michigan.gov/sos
Upon written request, the Police Dept. will check the properties of absentee owners
Central Lake Police Chief- Scott Barrett
Part Time Officers