Community Safety & Programs


American Red Cross - Michigan Region  American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need.  They do so through five (5) key service areas: Disaster Relief, Health and Safety Services, International Services, Lifesaving Blood, and Supporting America's Military Families.  For more information on what the American Red Cross has to offer, please click the link above.

Boater Safety Program Boater Safety Program
Boaters born after June 30, 1996, and most personal watercraft operators, who operate a vessel in Michigan must have a boater education card (boating safety certificate). For more information, click the link above.

Burn Permit - DNR  Hunters Education1
Burning authorized by this permit is for yard rakings and brush ONLY. Please click the link above to see if your area is approved for burning at this time.

Car Seat Information   SafeKidsLogo_corp_rgb_pos
Seventy-three percent (73%) of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the roads, check your car seat.  This link provides up-to-date car seat tips, recommendations, safety information, and types of car seats available.

Click It or Ticket   Click it or Ticket
Seat belts save lives. This link gives valuable information from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding safety programs in the areas of seat belts, child care seat use, and automatic occupant protection systems (i.e. air bags).

Department of Health and Human Services  DHS1
The Dept. of Health and Human Services provide numerous programs for people in need.  They provide: Assistance Programs (i.e. Child Care, Food, Health Care, etc.) Adult & Child Services, Safety & Injury Prevention Information, etc. 
Drug Test Kits - Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Star Charlevoix County
The Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office provides free drug test kits to concerned parents/grandparents/etc. Please contact Undersheriff Chuck Vondra at 231-547-4461 or by email at to request a kit.
FBI's Most Wanted Lists FBI Logo1
Protect your family, your local community, and the nation by helping the FBI catch wanted terrorists and fugitives.  You can also help reunite missing persons of all ages with their loved ones.  Click the link to see all the FBI's Most Wanted Lists (i.e. Crimes Against Children, Kidnapping & Missing Persons, Most Wanted Terrorists, Ten Most Wanted, etc.)

Hunter Education  Hunters Education
Hunter Education is required if you were born after January 1, 1960 and you want to purchase any Michigan hunting license, or if you are planning an out-of-state hunting trip.  Click the link above for more information.

Michigan 2-1-1 Michigan 2-1-1
Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with information and resources to build healthy, safe communities. It is a free, confidential service.  For more information on what they have to offer, click the link above.
National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children provides safety and prevention resources for families and professionals focusing on child abductions, child sexual exploitation, and internet safety. For more information, click the link above.

Next of Kin Registry Next of Kin Registry
The Next of Kin Registry is an emergency contact tool used in emergencies and national disasters to help if you or your family member is missing, injured, or deceased.  It is utilized in the United States as well as 87 other countries.  This service is free of charge, all you have to do is sign up. To do so, click the link above.

OK2SAY  Ok2Say1
OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health services programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats.  Click the link above to learn more about this program.

ORV/ATV Information - MichiganORV ATV
Michigan's public Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) trail/route system provides four types of riding opportunities, including motorcycle trails, all terrain vehicles (ATV) trails, ORV routes (which are open to ORVs of all sizes including Secretary of State licensed vehicles) and scramble areas.  To learn more about ORV/ATV laws, safety education, and trails in Michigan, click the link above.
Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS)OTIS Logo
The Offender Tracking Information System provides information about prisoners, parolees, and probationers who are currently under supervision, or who have discharged but are still within three years of their supervision discharge goal.  It does not contain information about offenders who are beyond that three year period.  Click the link above for more information.

Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drug Drop-Off Box  POD Box
The Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Drop-Off Program (aka POD Program) is a multi-county wide medication drug take back initiative to provide a convenient location for residents to properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In Charlevoix County there are four locations for disposal: Boyne City-City Hall, Charlevoix City Police Department, Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office-Jail Lobby, and East Jordan Police Department.  For more information about this program, click the link above.
Project Childsafe   Project Childsafe
Project Childsafe is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to promoting firearm safety among firearms owners through the distribution of safety education materials and free firearm safety kits (include a cable style gun-locking device and brochure) that discusses the safe handling and secure storage guidelines to help deter access by unauthorized individuals.  The Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office hands out these safety kits in the Administration Lobby.  To learn more about Project Childsafe, click the link above.

Project Lifesaver  Project_Lifesaver 
Project Lifesaver is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.  For more information please contact Det./Lt. Michael Wheat at 231-547-4461 or by email at or you can click the link above for the organization's website.

Snowmobile Information - Michigan Snowmobile Photo - Copy
There are more than 6,200 miles of designated snowmobile trails throughout the State of Michigan.  Snowmobile safety training is recommended for all snowmobile operators. Click these links for more snowmobile information and snowmobile safety. 

S.T.O.P.P.E.D. Program  STOPPED Program
S.T.O.P.P.E.D. is a voluntary program designed to notify parents when their young driver(s), under the age of 21, has been pulled over by a participating law enforcement agency for any reason.  For more information and how to register your vehicle, boat, ORV, moped, and/or motorcycle, click the link above.

Victim Information & Notification Everyday Link (VINE Link)  VINELink
VINE Link is a notification network that provides victims and concerned citizens with information about the custody status of their offenders.  Click the link above to learn more.