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It is the mission of the OntwaTownship - Edwardsburg Police Department to preserve public peace by encouraging community involvement in programs that assure that the Township of Ontwa and the Village of Edwardsburg is safe for everyone.  To support the concepts of community policing in our enforcement and prevention activities and to protect everyone in the community from injury or loss of property.  This is done by being proactive in the detection of crime and the enforcement of all laws and ordinances. 


The OntwaTownship - Edwardsburg Police Department takes great pride in being one of the most up to date and technically advanced departments in Cass County, Michigan.  In this we have set high expectations for all employees and encourage them to give their best to the community that they serve....




Chief of Police:



Timothy Kozal








 NOTE:  Police Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Ontwa Township Hall unless posted otherwise.


  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   August 12th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   September 9th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   October 14th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


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Come in the the Edwardsburg Police Department and pick up a free gun lock. Works with Revolvers, Pistols, Shotguns and Rifles. Limit 2 per household.


Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 8th, 2015 :: 03:47 p.m. EDT
Subject: Possible Gypsy Contractor Scam

Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. reports that his office has recently taken a possible fraud complaint in Lagrange Twp. Cass County Michigan. A Cass County resident on Dunning St. in Lagrange Twp. 
advised that she paid some individuals from Pete Sherlock Painting out of North Augusta, South Carolina over $2000 to repair the roof on her barn. She advised the group performed some superficial work and took the check with out completing the job and have since been avoiding her attempts to contact them. Investigation into the issue provided some information about prior complaints against this organization in numerous states throughout the United States. It is believed that this company may be part of an Irish traveler group the travels from area to area taking money up front and doing work that is less then satisfactory to the paying customer. It is believed this group is staying in hotels near the Michigan, Indiana state line and may be soliciting more work in this area. 

Consumers are cautioned to not pay for services up front. Do not make payment until the work is completed to your satisfaction. Have them sign a written contract and keep a copy of the contract with 
names, driver's license info, addresses and phone numbers. Do an internet check on the company, check with the better business bureau, and when possible get contact info to investigate the company and call them 
back to do the work at a later time. High pressure, immediate sales techniques are part of how these scam artists work and should be a red flag for any door to door sales pitch. If they can't come back to do the job then they didn't want the work very badly and this should be a warning sign.


Cass County MI Sheriff's Office
321 Michigan 62
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 269-445-1560 



Edwardsburg Argus

Pedestrian struck and killed on Garver Lake Road

Published 3:24pm Friday, May 15, 2015

By Staff Report

    A 77-year-old Edwardsburg man walking on Garver Lake

Road was struck and killed Friday morning.

    According to Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Chief

Timothy Kozal, his officers responded to the accident south

of US-12 on Garver Lake Road at 4:49 a.m.

    When they arrived at the scene they found that a

77-year-old male walking on Garver Lake Road had been

struck by a gray 2009 Mazda four-wheel drive vehicle traveling

southbound... READ MORE 





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