Baganéwnikan

POLICE

The NHBP Tribal Police Department holds the responsibility of serving, protecting and providing professional law enforcement for the NHBP Community and the Village of Athens.

The Tribal Police Department utilizes modern law enforcement equipment and tactics, as well as a team of law enforcement professionals, to carry out its duty of serving and protecting the Community. The department strives to maintain peace and order on all NHBP Tribal lands and to defend the sovereignty of NHBP, while respecting the rights and dignity of all people in its jurisdiction.

Hunter Safety Program

Provides novice hunters with training to follow safe hunting practices and knowledge in Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Tribal Hunting Codes. This training is generally offered at least once a year, sometimes twice, depending on demand. This class is open to NHBP Tribal Members, employees and students in the Athens School District.

Contact:

Sergeant Ryan Pedley
ryan.pedley@nhbp-nsn.gov or 269.729.5222 

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Provides training in the area of self-defense, should a person ever be attacked or assaulted. This training is very interactive, physically demanding and provides attendees with excellent skills to defend themselves both physically and verbally. This is generally offered at least once a year, twice if in high demand. This class is open to NHBP Tribal Members, employees and members of the Community.

Contact:

Sergeant Kristen Main
kristen.main@nhbp-nsn.gov or 269.729.5222

Sex Offender Registration

NHBP has enacted a Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), in compliance with Title I of Public Law 109-248. The NHBP Code provides that all individuals who reside within the exterior boundaries of the Pine Creek Indian Reservation or otherwise reside on property owned by the Tribe, in fee or trust, regardless of location, or are employed within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation or on property owned by the Tribe, in fee or trust, regardless of location, or who attend school within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation or on property owned by the Tribe, in fee or trust, regardless of location that have been convicted of a sex offense, are subject to this code and are required to register with the Tribal Police.

Citizen Complaint Form

This form should be used to register a complaint against any employee of the Huron Potawatomi Police Department whose conduct, behavior, or actions is considered improper, unnecessary, or inappropriate.

Please print all information clearly and legibly on the spaces provided so the department’s investigation into your allegations can proceed as quickly as possible. If you need assistance in completing this form, please contact a Police Supervisor.

You will be contacted at a later time with regard to your complaint and the status of the investigation.

Carter Bright

Director of Law Enforcement