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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,   June 18th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   July 8th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


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


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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




Scott NovakBicylists, motorists must share the road

Published 2:20pm Friday, April 17, 2015

By Scott Novak


    With the arrival of nice weather, bike riders will

be hitting the road.

    Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Chief

Tim Kozal would like to remind both cyclists and

motorists that by law, they must share the road.

    “I think a lot of motorists do not understand that cyclists have

a right to the road,” Kozal said. “They do not have to be on the

other side of the white line. They have a legal right to be on the

actual roadway in the travel path.”

    Kozal said that a lot of motorists get upset when cyclists or

cycling groups are on the roadways. But as long as they follow

the rules, they have the right to be out there... READ MORE





Suspect Vehicle

Ontwa-Edwardsburg police looking for

suspect vehicle

Published 7:16pm Saturday, May 2, 2015

By Staff Report

    The Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Department is

asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was allegedly

used in a hit-and-run involving a cyclist April 28.

    A 44-year-old cyclist was westbound on May Street when he

was struck by a vehicle.

    The cyclist suffered substantial lacerations and contusions.

The vehicle immediately fled the scene westbound on May Street

and then turned North on Garver Lake Road. The suspect is

unidentified at this time... READ MORE





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