Damon Knapp
Administrative Lieutenant
Phone: (269) 659-7236
[email protected]

Ryan Banaszak
Public Safety Director
Phone: (269) 659-7261
Fax: (269) 659-7293
[email protected]

David Males
Phone: (269) 659-7252
Fax: (269) 659-7293
[email protected]

Rick Sweitzer
Code Enforcement
Phone: (269) 659-7264
[email protected]

General Information
Phone: (269) 651-3231
Sturgis Police Department
122 N. Nottawa
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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STURGIS is located in St. Joseph County, Michigan and is bordered to the south by Indiana and the Indiana Toll Road. M-66 and US-12 run through Sturgis. Population is over 11,000 and is the largest city in the county. THE STURGIS POLICE DEPARTMENT employees a staff of 25 full time personnel with 19 sworn officers. This includes two full time detectives and a Youth Services Officer working in the schools. The department also has a reserve division and a VIP (Volunteers in Policing Unit) that assist full time staff. Many officers serve as part of various specialized units within the department as well as with county-wide teams multi-jurisdictional teams such as the St. Joseph Major Crimes Task Force, and the Special Response Team for tactical entries.

Our Mission Statement: The Sturgis Police Department strives to enhance the quality of life in the City of Sturgis by developing partnerships with the community in a manner that promotes problem solving and preserves a safe environment through professional law enforcement. To accomplish this mission: Service will be our commitment, honor and integrity our mandate.



FOIA - Freedom of Information Form

Form should be completed and brought to the police department in person or should call the Records Clerk at (269) 659-7285 during business hours to make other arrangements or inquire as to costs.

The FOIA page is avialable HERE.

Police Department Staff

Ryan Banaszak
Director of Public Safety

Andy Strudwick
Deputy Director

Damon Knapp
Administrative Lieutenant