Sheriff's Department: Uniformed Services

Divisions & Units

* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Corrections
* Criminal Investigations Division
* Dive Rescue and Recovery
* Explorers Program
* Marine Patrol
* Reserves
* Special Response Team
* Uniformed Services (Patrol)
* Victim Services


Uniformed Services DivisionUniformed Services

The Uniformed Services Division is the most publicly visible unit, consisting of 17 full time and 2 part time Deputies who patrol St. Joseph County, conducting proactive policing, responding to complaints, calls for service and engaging in traffic enforcement activities. The Uniformed Services Division is responsible for maintaining peace and order within the entire county. This includes over 520 square miles in 16 different townships. Deputies are available to respond to calls for service to the citizens of St. Joseph County 24 hours a day / 365 days a year. Deputies assigned to this division may have specialized training in areas such as Accident Reconstruction, Crime Scene Investigations, Meth Responder, ect. Two deputies are assigned to Secondary Road Patrol, specifically for traffic and commercial vehicle enforcement on the counties 1220 miles of roadways.

The Sheriff’s Office has contracts with the Village of Centreville, Fabius Township, and Glen Oaks Community College for police services.


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Bradley D. Balk


Mark A. Lillywhite

Captain - Operations Administrator

Jason Bingaman

Captain - Jail Administrator

Kitty Buchner

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 339
Centreville, MI 49032

Department Information

St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department
650 E. Main St.
Centreville, MI 49032

(East of St. Joseph County Fairgrounds)
*Driving Directions

Hours: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Phone Number:(269) 467-9045
Fax Numbers:
Booking: (269) 467-4009
Administration: (269) 467-6201