What We Do
The Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office is the lead law enforcement agency for Gratiot County. The Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office has existed since 1855. It has grown from one car to respond as needed to 24-hour coverage 365 days a year.
The road patrol provides law enforcement for all of Gratiot County. Their responsibilities are to enforce and investigate criminal law violations, monitor traffic violations, investigate motor vehicle crashes and provide emergency and non-emergency assistance to persons in a variety of incidents from domestic assaults and murders to delivering a death message and officers of the courts (transports, bailiffs, etc.) The Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol has responsibility for over 42,000 residents in an area covering over 500 square miles.
Because of the complex changes in law enforcement through the years, it has been found necessary to provide many special services through road patrol. These services include, Marine Patrol, Secondary Road Patrol, and Drug Enforcement.
The Gratiot County Jail currently has a capacity of 70 inmates. The Facility had a major renovation in 2001. The staffing consists of 13 full time staff, 1 jail administrator, and up to a maximum of 6 temporary correctional officers.
The Jail offers religious services, alternative education, in addition to other activities for the inmate population in an attempt to help reduce the recidivism rate for inmates. To help offset the operational costs of the jail operations, revenues are obtained through an inmate phone system, diverted felony program and an inmate commissary system.
Concealed Weapons Permits
Fingerprints for Concealed Weapons Permits are done by appointment only, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding most holidays. Please contact Robin or Jen at 989-875-5214 to make an appointment. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there will be no entry without a mask, no children are allowed and only one person will be admitted into the lobby at a time. You must have completed and filed your application with the County Clerk prior to being fingerprinted.