Lindemulder Named Chief of Police

The Bath Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Lyle Lindemulder as Chief of the Bath Township Police Department on Monday, September 18, 2017.

His contract will run through December 31, 2019.

Chief Lindemulder has been with the Bath Township Police Department since 1987, serving as a Cadet, Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant.

The Bath Charter Township Police Department provides full-time police services to the Bath Community. Our Department is comprised of a Chief of Police, a Lieutenant, one Detective/Sergeant, one Sergeant, and eight Patrol Officers (including one K-9 team). Our administrative employee provides professional office support to all of these sworn personnel.

Our Department offers a variety of services to the public. Detailed information on the services listed below can be obtained by contacting us.

Fingerprinting

Firearms & Ammunition Collection

Handgun Registrations & Purchase Permits

Medication Collection

Neighborhood Watch

Notary Services

Police Reports

Property Checks

County-Wide Emergency Notification System (Clinton County)

CodeRED is a high-speed mass notification system used to alert the citizens of Clinton County in the event of an impending or actual emergency in Clinton County. CodeRED is one of three systems used in Clinton County to alert the citizens, the other two being the outdoor warning sirens and the Emergency Alert System.

Because of the unforeseen nature of some large-scale emergencies, no one can fully guarantee that you will receive a notification every time. Please keep yourself informed by continuing to monitor other public safety warning and information systems (such as television and radio) whenever possible.

Please visit the Clinton County’s Sheriff’s Office for more information or to sign up for CodeRED.

Once a week, the Police Department sends out an electronic Neighborhood Watch Newsletter that includes information on current problems or crime prevention information.

The incidents included in our Newsletter are only items the police department feels meet the Neighborhood Watch News criteria. The Newsletter is not an all inclusive list of cases the department has worked on, or dispatched to during the previous week.

Please use the button located lower right to sign up for the Neighborhood Watch Newsletter or send an email to police@bathtownship.us

The Eyes & Ears of the Community

A Neighborhood Watch is designed to keep people involved in their neighborhoods, thus becoming the “eyes and ears” of the community. The hope is that by being involved and aware of your neighborhood, you will know when something is wrong.

Our Department wants to encourage residents to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood. If there is a suspicious person or vehicle, take note of it and call 911. Be as descriptive as possible without getting yourself in harm’s way. Try to obtain a license plate, vehicle description, a description of the occupants and direction of travel.

Also, please remember to lock your vehicles and hide your valuables in your vehicle while out in public or at home. Unlocked vehicles are easy targets for criminals to steal those important items!

Property Checks While You Are Away From Home

Going on vacation? Did you know that you can get put on a property check list at the Police Department?

Just call and we will take your information and add to our vacation list.

Officers will keep special attention periodically on your house while you are away.

Tips while you are away from home:

  • Keep your lights on a timer.
  • Let neighbors you trust know when you will be away so they notice strange vehicles in your drive.
  • Keep a radio on to make it sound like someone is home.
  • Have your mail and newspaper held or have someone get them. Don’t let them pile up.
  • If you are gone for an extended time, make arrangements to have your lawn mowed, walk shoveled, and driveway plowed, etc.
  • Of course, double check all doors and windows to make sure they are locked.
  • Put a bar in the track of a slider door.
  • If you normally have a key under a doormat or flower pot, remove it at this time. Leave with a trusted neighbor if you are worried about emergency access.
  • Lower your telephone ringer so it can’t be heard ringing for an extended period of
    time. Lower the amount of rings to go to the message recorder if you have one.

If you ever have questions regarding solicitors and peddlers, or to see if there is a permit on file for someone that comes to your door, please feel free to contact the Bath Township Police Department.

Solicitors/peddlers must apply for and receive a permit through the Bath Charter Township Clerk’s office. As a part of that permit process, individuals may be required to submit fingerprints and a criminal background check is conducted.

View Bath Charter Township’s Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance.

Peddling, soliciting or vending may take place within the Township only between 9:00am and 8:00 pm.

Solicitors and peddlers with permits are prohibited from:

  • Threatening or annoying residents or in any way engaging in conduct which is or would tend to create a nuisance,
  • Engaging in business without carrying the license issued.
  • Conducting in business within any Township park or upon any property owned or controlled by the Township without specific approval of the Township Board.
  • Obstructing any street, alley, sidewalk, driveway or other place.
  • Entering the premises of a private residence to solicit or peddle when the occupant has displayed a “no soliciting”, “no peddlers”, “no solicitors”, “no salesperson,” “no trespassing” or similar sign on the premises.

For more on Peddlers & Solicitors Permits, please visit the Bath Township Clerk’s page.

Police Department

Lyle Lindemulder, Police Chief
Email: llindemulder@bathtownship.us

Kristi Colby, Administrative Assistant
Email: kcolby@bathtownship.us

Bath Township Police Department
14480 Webster Road
Bath, MI 48808

Ph: (517) 641-6271

Fax: (517) 641-8189

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Hours:
8:00 am – 11:30 am, Monday – Friday
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

After Hours Lobby Phone:
There is a telephone in the lobby of the Police Department. Pick up the receiver, and push the “Police” button to have an officer sent back to the station by dispatch.

Clinton County Central Dispatch (911)
9-1-1 is for Emergencies & Non-Emergencies in Clinton County
(989) 224-5277 for calls from outside Clinton County