Other Divisions


Deputy Emily Reynolds - reynoldse@charlevoixcounty.org 
The Charlevoix County Animal Control Division is located within the Charlevoix County Humane Society. 

Charlevoix County Animal Ordinance 

Charlevoix County Humane Society Contact Information:
614 Beardsley St.
Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone #: 231-582-6774
Fax #: 231-582-6776

However, please report ALL animal control problems by calling Central Dispatch at 911.
This includes emergencies AND non-emergencies.
(Examples include: bites, noise complaints, stray animals, and similar items.)

All dogs need to be licensed in Charlevoix County.  Click the link for an application:  Dog License Application

Sgt. William B. Church II - churchw@charlevoixcounty.org

In May of 2014, Sergeant William B. Church II went to a two-week training provided by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS).  Sgt. Church completed a basic computer forensic examiner course for computer forensics.  Sgt. Church also completed the necessary requirements for taking the certification exam.  In November 2014, Sgt. Church completed the certification and became a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner through IACIS.  Since then, Sgt. Church has maintained his certification and training through the following courses:  Surviving Digital Forensics: Resolving Attached USBs, Legal Concerns for Digital Evidence Responders 201, IEF Computer Essentials & Practical Skills Assessment, and IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner: Re-Certification.

Sgt. Church assists other Law Enforcement jurisdictions with cellphone exams and computer crimes.  While most of the agencies are located in Northern Michigan, our demographic is not limited to this area. 


Det. Robert Scholey - scholeyr@charlevoixcounty.org 
Det. Benjamin Speigl - speiglb@charlevoixcounty.org
Det. Cody Wheat - wheatc@charlevoixcounty.org
J.O.L.T. Tip Line Flyer

In February 2010, the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office formed a collective law enformcement drug team called the Joint Operative Law Enforcement Team (J.O.L.T.).  J.O.L.T. is a combined effort of the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office, Boyne City Police Department, Charlevoix City Police Department, East Jordan Police Department, and the Charlevoix County Prosecutor's Office.  The purpose of this collaborated effort is to combat the epidemic we are facing as it pertains to the illegal use and sales of drugs within Charlevoix County.

***If you have information on illegal drug use in Charlevoix County or the Surrounding Counties, please contact J.O.L.T. by using the Anonymous Drug Tip Line #: 231-459-8560 (call or text) or you can submit a tip by clicking the following link: 

K9 DIVISION                                                                      
K9 Handler: Detective Benjamin Speigl - speiglb@charlevoixcounty.org Ezo Inside
K9 Ezo is a German Shepherd imported from Slovakia.
He was certified at Northern Michigan K9 in Clare, Michigan in October
of 2015. K9 Ezo is certified in apprehension, article searches, narcotics, and tracking. K9 Ezo is assigned to Detective Benjamin Speigl.

The K9 program is a remarkable asset for both public safety and for Law Enforcement.  The Sheriff's Office K9 Program is here to support not only the Sheriff's Office, but also City Police Agencies within Charlevoix County.

Ezo is doing a great job detecting illegal drugs.  He is a tremendous asset for our Office in helping to further assist us in protecting the citizens of Charlevoix County.

Our K9 Program was made possible by the generous support and donations from the citizens of Charlevoix County.                                                                                                         

Lt. Don Richards - richardsd@charlevoixcounty.org  

Boating Laws
DNR Online Boater's Safety Web link & Boating Information

Boaters born after June 30, 1996, and most personal watercraft operators, who operate a vessel in Michigan must have a boater's education card (boating safety certificate).  There are a few different ways to earn your boating safety certificate:

  • Get your Michigan boating safety certificate online in three steps:The DNR offers an online database for further information on where classes may be held. Just go to the DNR’s Recreational Safety Education Class Database and you can select by class type (Marine) and by county in the drop down lists.  
    1. Take a boating safety class - there are a couple different options available:
    2. Take and pass the final exam.
    3. You can immediately print out your permanent Michigan boating safety certificate once you have successfully completed the course by passing the online course exam and paying the course fee.  
  • The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced courses for experienced boaters. Some of these classes will give you the knowledge you need to obtain a boating safety certificate.

Although there are some people who do not need to obtain a boating safety certificate to legally operate a boat or personal watercraft, Michigan conservation officers and Michigan county sheriffs encourage all persons operating boats in Michigan to enroll in a course.

Liaison Deputy: Detective Benjamin Speigl - speiglb@charlevoixcounty.org
Command Staff:
Lt. Steve Speigl and Sgt. Sam Brinkman

The Reserve/Special Deputy Division is comprised of trained volunteers who support the Sheriff's Office in all special events such as parades, searches, and other assignments as requested by the Sheriff.  Such events include: Boyne City Foot Race & Parade, Boyne Falls Polish Festival & Mud Run, Charlevoix Marathon, Crazy Days at Boyne Mountain, East Jordan Freedom Festival, Elm Point Art Fair, and Venetian Festival.

The Reserve/Special Deputy Division is also responsible for performing our Residential Security Checks on homes within Charlevoix County. 

"A volunteer organization dedicated to supporting survivors and victims in times of crisis."

The Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office started their Victim Services Unit in October 2014. The Victim Services Unit is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping victims cope with a crisis or a crime against them.  The volunteers are a cross-section of the community, who have been recruited through various community and service organizations.  They are the helping hands of the police, fire, and medical personnel – freeing emergency personnel to do their jobs without leaving the victim feeling forgotten, excluded, or ignored.

If you are interested in joining the Victim Services Unit, please fill out the VSU Application and mail it to: Attn: Sarah M. Kaminski, Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office 1000 Grant St. Charlevoix, MI 49720

For more information, please contact:
VSU Coordinator: Sarah M. Kaminski - kaminskis@charlevoixcounty.org
Office Phone #: 231-547-4461