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David Kirk, Chief of Police

109 E. State Street
P.O. Box 477 
Phone: 989-224-6721
Fax: 989-224-2320

E-mail: dkirk@ci.saint-johns.mi.us

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:  Closed

Officers are available 24/7 - 365 days a year by calling 911

Link to the most recent Police Department Annual Report:

2016 Police Annual Report.pdf                                                                                                                 


What is CodeRED® and why is it important to me?

CodeRED® is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. It will only be used in emergencies to notify citizens of things like missing persons, hazardous materials releases, boil water advisories, evacuations, etc.

Visit http://www.clinton-county.org/codered to learn more and to get your phones signed up.


Fact #1 - Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting.
                 When traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field.

Fact #2 - A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver

Fact #3 - Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction.               
                (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes)

Visit www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org for more facts and tips on how to avoid texting while driving.                                        

A message from the Chief of Police:

Greetings to our visitors, friends and neighbors. Welcome to one of the safest communities in Michigan. Crime is half of what it was thirty (30) years ago and major crime is almost non-existent. The men and women of this department take a personal interest in crime fighting. They spend a lot of time being pro-active; to prevent crime before it occurs. Our "team" is committed to serving the entire population equally and with the utmost respect.

Feel free to contact us with suggestions, information or any questions you may have.

Remember we treat our youth as we would want our own child treated -- so should you. 

Police Department Motto:

“Committed in partnership with the community for a better and safer place to live”

Mission Statement:

We, the St. Johns Police Department will serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and sensitivity. We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace and the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, conduct thorough investigations, seek solutions and foster a sense of security in our community and its individuals. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

To fulfill its mission, the St. Johns Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.

City Parking Permits

A Permit is required to park in any City Parking Lot.  Permits can be purchased from the Police Department during regular office hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Permits are $75 per year when purchased in January and pro-rated each month after that.  Questions regarding parking permits can be directed to 989-224-6721.   

Report a Street Light Problem

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Police Department Services


Kids' Corner

Children's Programs Sponsored by the Police Department


Silent Observer

Do you know...

  • Someone who is wanted by the Police?
  • Someone who is using/selling/manufacturing narcotics or controlled substances?
  • The whereabouts of some stolen property?
  • Of suspected spouse or child abuse in a friend's, family's or neighbor's home?
  • Of someone Planning to commit a crime?  ...or who has already committed one?
  • ...and do YOU want to do something about it!?

Call (989) 224-6721 Now!

Or, email us at: dkirk@ci.saint-johns.mi.us

Please have as much information as you know ready when you call.  Include some or all of the following:

  • Names, age, races, gender, etc.
  • Addresses
  • Vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers
  • Associates
  • Locations
  • Times/dates
  • Drug types/amounts

All information given will be kept confidential

Nuisance Ordinances

These Ordinances are in Acrobat PDF format; please click on any to view and/or download


Helpful Links

 Auxiliary Officer

Qualification Requirements

Each candidate, to be a member of the Auxiliary Division shall be at least 18 years of age, have a good character and reputation. They must also have a high school diploma, or GED, and a valid Michigan driver's license. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, reside within 20 miles of the City of St Johns and be free of any criminal violations. Candidates must be free of any disabilities that would prevent functioning in any capacity required of a regular officer. Upon conditional offer of appointment all candidates are required to submit to a drug test.

Upon completion of the application for Auxiliary Officer it will be forwarded to the Lieutenant. After a background check has been completed, the Lieutenant will present them to the Chief for approval.

All Auxiliary Officers are deemed at-will employees serving at the pleasure and discretion of the Chief of Police.

Powers of Auxiliary Officers

Auxiliary Officers possess only those powers granted private citizens under Michigan law. They may take enforcement type action only when working under the direct supervision of an MCOLES (Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards) certified police officer.

Auxiliary Officers shall be subjected to all laws and regulations that are applicable under the State of Michigan and City of St. Johns ordinances.

Auxiliary Officers shall exercise only the power and authority of a civilian.

Anyone interested in becoming an Auxiliary Officer may apply at the Police Department.


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