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The Services Division encompasses the Investigations Unit, the Records Unit, training coordination for the Department, property/evidence, the cadet program and recruiting/hiring. The division is overseen by Assistant Chief Plaga.

The selection process is a lengthy and thorough process that may take 90-120 days to complete

Meridian Township Police Officers are law enforcement professionals who take pride in their work. If you desire a career with a respected law enforcement agency, contact the Meridian Township Police Department for more information.

An application must be completed and resume submitted through the human resources link on our website.

Reapplication may be completed after 60 days for unsuccessful candidates who meet all employment requirements and have not been rejected due to an unsatisfactory character, work or legal background

Meridian Township Police Department
5151 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517.853.4800
Fax: 517.853.4097

Human Resources Department
Phone: 517.853.4000


On occasion, citizens call the Police Department to report an individual selling merchandise door to door in their neighborhood. A police officer responds to each call to investigate and determine if the person alleged to be selling is lawful and, if so, has acquired a vendor’s license. If the vendor is not licensed through the Meridian Township Police Department, a citation may be issued. At a minimum, the vendor is requested to stop selling and to apply for a license at the Police Department.

A license to sell door to door is issued by the Meridian Township Police Records Unit. A licensing fee and a performance bond are required.

Obtaining a license is not required for those vending for a religious, charitable, educational, fraternal, or political group. However, the completion of a license application is required for informational purposes only. Please refer to the three documents below for reference. The first is a pamphlet explaining how to become a vendor in Meridian Township. The second document is Meridian Township’s Vendors Ordinance. The third document is the Vendor’s License Application.

Vendor Licensing

Vendors are required to be licensed. In most cases, there is a $500 cash bond required along with a license fee.

Sale of Recovered Property

The Meridian Township Police Department is hereby giving notice that and the State of Michigan Department of Management and Budget will handle forfeited or unclaimed property. This property will be sold by public auction via the internet at and Items include bicycles, jewelry, electronics, tools, sporting goods and computers. Individuals interested in viewing a manifest of the property being offered for bid can do so by contacting the Property Officer at 517-853-4800. On-line police auctions are ongoing and property is updated periodically. All transactions are handled through, Inc. or the State of Michigan Department of Management and Budget.

Current licensed vendors:

Current sales or soliciting by persons or organizations not required to obtain a vendor license:

Clean Water Action - Contact person - Joseph Bellgowan, door to door contributions 
July 23, 2018 - September 30, 2018 

East Lansing Band and Orchestra Fundraiser and Car Wash - September 9, 2018 and September 15, 2018, Contact Person - Nicole Pasikowski 


Investigations Unit

Reports written by road patrol officers are forwarded to the Investigations Sergeant to determine if the case warrants additional investigation. Cases are assigned to one of four general investigators or a fraud investigator.

Court services are provided by one officer who works in the Investigations Unit. This individual also coordinates the registration of sex offenders living in Meridian Township.

Consumer Protection - Avoid scams, business reputations
Federal Trade Commission - Identity theft resources
Internet Crime Complaint Center - Reporting internet or cyber crimes
Ingham County Prosecutor's Office - Prosecution, Bad check restitution, victim's rights
Michigan Laws
National Victim Notification Network
Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault
Records Unit

The records unit consists of a supervisor and three records technicians. Volunteers also assist with various duties. The records counter is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Privacy Information: The Meridian Township Police Department strives to keep the public we serve informed about criminal activity occurring in the township; in addition, we recognize our duty to keep matters of public concern available for residents of the community. However, certain information is sensitive and individuals are entitled to their privacy. For these reasons, photo identification is required for requests of information.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Requests must be made in writing. The department has 5 business days to provide a response. In cases when more time is needed to provide a complete response, a 10 business day extension may be requested. FOIA requests are accepted by fax, email, or in person. Fees for requests vary on the amount of information requested and the time to process the information. FOIA requests should be directed to Records Supervisor Lynne Bach at 517.853.4836 or

Crash Reports

Crash reports are available at the MTPD for a $4.00 fee. Private property crash reports are available at the MTPD for a $2.00 fee.

Notary Fee for Gun Permits: $5.00

Police ServicesPhone
Deer Pick Up517.853.4440
Police/Fire Non-Emergency Dispatch517.332.6526