Fruitport Police Department
The Fruitport Township Police Department is staffed by state-licensed law enforcement officers. Each officer is certified by the Michigan commission on Law Enforcement, and has completed at least 2 years of college, as well as academy training.
In addition, All Fruitport Township officers are trained regularly in the following areas:
- CPR & First Aid
- Precision driving
- Legal updates
- Standard field sobriety testing
- Firearms qualification
The Township also has officers who are specially trained in the following areas:
- High risk emergency response
- Commercial motor vehicle enforcement
- Forensic interviewing of children
- Computer evidence recovery
- Homicide and death investigations
- Child safety seat inspections
- Vehicle accident reconstruction
Calls for Service:
Fruitport Township Police respond to between 6000 – 7000 calls for service annually. In 2009, the average response time for service calls was approximately 6 minutes for non-emergency calls, and approximately 5 minutes for emergency calls.
Some of the calls Fruitport Police respond to include the following:
- Home Invasions
- Vehicle Breaking and Entering
- Business Breaking and Entering
- Death Investigations
- Missing Persons/Runaways
- Identify Thefts
- Retail Frauds (Shoplifting)
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Domestic Violence Incidents
- Suspicious Persons/Suspicious Vehicles
- Animal Complaints
- Noise Ordinance Violations
- Driving Complaints
- Medical Emergencies
School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer Program is a partnership between the Fruitport School District and the Fruitport Police Department. The program began in 2005 with the support of the Fruitport Township Board members. An officer was chosen to be a liaison to work with the school district in forming a partnership. This officer was assigned to the three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, to handle law enforcement matters on the campus and to be a resource to the students and staff.
The officer assigned to the SRO program has three primary responsibilities. The first is to perform law enforcement duties on school campuses. The second is to provide a first-hand opportunity for students to interact with local police in a personal, non-threatening manner, and lastly, the SRO acts as role model and mentor to the students.
The cost for the school resource officer is split between the Township, and the School district.
Business Liaison Program
The Law Enforcement needs of those conducting business in Fruitport Township differ greatly in some cases from the needs of the typical Fruitport resident. Shoplifting, credit card fraud, bad checks, and embezzlement are but a few of the unique problems business owners face. With hundreds of stores and businesses in the area, retailers comprise a large and important segment of our community. The Fruitport Township Police Department’s Business Liaison Officer Program, an element of the Department’s Community Orientated Policing Philosophy, was created to address the unique needs of our business owners.
Services provided through the Business Liaison Program include:
- Business Community Information Networking
- Identify Theft Prevention Training
- On Site Security Surveys
- Merchant Fraud Prevention Training
- Retail Property Checks
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Fruitport Township, has an officer who is qualified by the National Highway Safety, and Transportation Association to offer Child Safety Seat inspection. These inspections are available by appointment.
On the web:
There is one police station in Fruitport Township.
5825 Airline Hwy.
Muskegon, MI. 49415
PH # 231-865-8477