Other Township Officials
Roger Seely - Supervisor Gary Bluschke - Trustee Jerry Jones - Building Official/Ordinance Officer
Denise Cook - Clerk Chuck Garlanger - Trustee Sue Rice - Assessor
Dave Vonk - Treasurer Ron Griffin - Trustee Ross Bates - Chief of Police
Tim Fenderbosch - Manager Melissa Schultz - Trustee
3000 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 147
Saint Joseph MI 49085-0147
Phone (269) 429-7703
Fax (269) 429-2079
Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays).
St. Joseph Charter Township Neighborhood Watch
Rick Knapp - Liaison Officer
becoming a neighborhood watch captain?
National Association of Town Watch
National Crime Prevention Council
McGruff's Personal Web Site (Kid's Page)
Motor Vehicle Larceny Prevention Tips
Sam & Grace Guardino
Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars !
Riverview Park from 5 to 8 pm
Attention Businesses -
The St. Joseph Township Police Department is currently working on
updating their "Emergency Directory". Officer Rick Knapp will
be going to businesses within the township and attempting to obtain
current emergency contact information. If he is unable to make
contact with anyone, the information sheet will be mailed or faxed
to the business/owner. Thank you for your assistance and
patience with them as they work to get information up to date!
Please, watch your receipts! A scam currently occurring in
other states is one where people are being "ripped off" when going
to check out at grocery/drug stores. Apparently when paying
with your credit or debit card, they are adding that you requested
$20-$40 cash back. The cashier is then pocketing the cash you supposedly requested. Most people do not look at their receipt right away, and when you get home it is too late to dispute the charge with the store.
If you receive notification in the mail that you won a
sweepstakes/lotto, but don't remember ever entering one, it's most
likely a scam. Most of these notices are from foreign
countries and have terrible grammar/punctuation. Most
importantly, you should never have to send money to receive the
money you've won! If you believe you have received
something fictitious, you may drop it off at the Township Police
Department and we can attempt to look into it for you.
Remember - Keep your windows and doors locked; while you're there
and while you're not. Don't give thieves a chance to make you
Please note the below information about the 2010 Census. You will be receiving a questionnaire and it is required by law that you fill it our and return it. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Census Bureau.
In March of 2010, the Census Bureau will mail
or deliver a simple 10 question form to your home.
The quality of services offered to Township residents is greatly influenced by the amount of state revenue sharing dollars received. Township revenue sharing dollars received from the state are based on the amount of residents counted in the Census. The greater the count, the greater the portion of dollars received.
This count will be the Township's official count for the next 10 years so it is very important that we don't miss anyone. You can do your part to help by completing and returning the 10 question form as soon as you received it. Our goal is to have your form reach the Census Bureau before April 1st the official "Census Day".
Some of the other ways Census data is used are:
Determine the number of congressional seats distributed to each state. The more seats a state has, the more influence they have in Washington D.C.
Determine if and how state legislative lines are redrawn.
Determine what community services to provide.
Determine how approximately $300 billion in federal funding affects our Township and State.
Remember, all Census data is confidential.
It is illegal for the Census Bureau, or its employees to share your
personal information with any other government agency including law
enforcement, IRS, Welfare, FBI, Immigration, etc. No court of law,
not even the president of the United States can access your individual
For more information on the Census, visit the Census Bureau's web site at www.2010.census.gov/2010census/.
Police Dispatch - (269) 983-3060
Remember - NO Call is Too Small !
Neighborhood Watch is a non-profit organization of citizen volunteers, dedicated to the safety of children and adults in St. Joseph Charter Township through education in crime prevention, drug awareness, neighborhood strength, and police-community relations. We depend largely on fund-raisers and private donations to conduct community programs. Please call 429-6890 for information on our program.