5105 4th Street
Eagle River, Michigan 49950
Sheriff William "Bill" Luokkanen
(4-year term) 2020
by the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department are as
- Operation of a seven-bed,
72-hour lockup. Operations includes, but
not limited to, housing and safeguarding of inmates
including transportation requirements.
- Circuit Court
- District Court
- Enforcement of State
laws and local ordinances.
- Traffic law
enforcement and accident investigations.
- Marine patrol, enforcement (seasonal),
- Snowmobile patrol, enforcement (seasonal),
patrol, enforcement, and education.
- Safety programs in
the local school systems (seat-belt and bicycle
- Animal control
- Civil process
- Public relations and
community service functions.
- Motor vehicle
assists (lock-outs, jump-starts, information).
- All department
members are First Responder certified and perform
emergency medical functions in the county.
- Transportation for
evaluation of mentally disturbed person to
appropriate medical facilities if they are harmful
to themselves or others.
The Keweenaw County
Sheriff’s Department is the only law enforcement agency
located within the County. With regards to training
programs, this past year our officers received several
types of in-service training, including Accident
Investigation, Evidence Tech updates, Firearms training,
Medical First Responders, Criminal Sexual Assault
response training, and advanced roadside impairment
communications, the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department
has fully implemented the 800 MHz radio system. All
patrol cars are equipped with 800 MHz mobile radios,
L.E.I.N.-capable computers and
the deputies are equipped with the portable radios.
Our County has also
implemented enhanced 911, with our main dispatch through
the Michigan State Police – Station 80. The new system
has significantly increased our communications
effectiveness and reliability.
The off-road rescues,
lead by the Ahmeek Village VFD, are also under the
Sheriff’s Department Jurisdiction. For more information
on the fund raising and equipment needed/purchased for
the off-road rescues, please see their website at