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Mission Statement


Dedicated to serve, protect and respect the residents and visitors of Kalkaska County through leadership, professionalism and integrity.


Create a safe community in which to live, work and play.  The Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office will accomplish this through continued excellence with proactive law enforcement, cooperation and community partnerships.

The office of the sheriff shall maintain a safe, secure and cost effective jail that recognizes the dignity of all individuals while adhering to all constitutional standards and regulatory guidelines.


  • Professional Responsibility
  • Community Responsiveness
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Cooperation
  • Innovation
  • Sound Fiscal Management

Office Goals

The Kalkaska Sheriff’s Office and each member will strive to:

  1. Provide the best in quality service to earn the highest respect and confidence from the citizens in Kalkaska County.
  2. Provide public service through individual attention with empathy, integrity and professionalism.
  3. Identify areas in which public safety can be enhanced.
  4. Be leaders in the area of responsibility and accountability by exercising the maximum effort toward reaching the Kalkaska Sheriff’s Office mission.
  5. Treat all citizens and fellow employees in a fair and equitable manner.
  6. Reduce crime, make roadways safe, and provide assistance to the public in the most professional manner.
  7. Be conscious of how they manage their resources and to focus their activities with the greatest impact on the Kalkaska Sheriff’s Office priorities.
  8. Utilize the best available technology to meet the demands of its employees and the citizens that they serve.

As members of the Kalkaska Sheriff’s Office we must constantly be cognizant of our future expectations. We must work together, plan and strive for excellence realizing that the daily decisions that are made will reflect on the future of our Office.