Bay Mills Police Department

Phone: 906-248-3244     Fax: 906-248-3306
Located in the Tribal Justice Building


Provides law enforcement on the reservation, including tribal land on Sugar Island. Officers work in conjunction with other tribal, state, and federal authorities for the protection of community members. Department provides escorts for funerals, lockout service, and fingerprinting in addition to emergency services. Dispatch is available 24-hours. Officers patrol via vehicle, provide community policing on foot at local events, and work with area schools through a community resource officer.
     Call 911 in case of emergency.

The department is managed by Chief Ronald Carrick,  Jr. 

 


Have you been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault? Resources are available.

Bay Mills Survivor Response Center
During the COVID-19 stay at home orders we want you to know that we are still available to help anyway we can!
Staff is limited on time spent in the office and can not do in person appointments at this time but are available by phone and email.
We can still assist with filling Personal Protection Orders so don't hesitate to reach out to one of the staff below:
The Journey to Healing Program assists victims (survivors) of domestic assault/sexual assault, stalking, teen dating violence, and human trafficking:
Please note, you can reach always Bay Mills Tribal Court 906-248-8810 or 906-248-8811.

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MEET THE OFFICERS & STAFF

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The department is managed by Chief Ronald Carrick,  Jr. 

Ron Carrick grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School. Ron also attended Lake Superior State College and Bay Mills Community College at various points.  Ron began his law enforcement career here in June of 1991.  In 1998, Ron went to work at the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement in 2018.  
Ron began his new duties in December 2018

 

Arlen Kuzmik grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  Arlen attended Bay Mills Community College and Northern Michigan University.  Arlen began his law enforcement career here in September 1995.  During Arlen’s tenure, he has served as officer, Chief of Police, and now is the Lieutenant. 

 

Michael Parish grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  Michael attended Lake Superior State University where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice with a minor inpsychology.  Michael began his law enforcement career here in February 2008.  Michael is currently a Sergeant. 

 

 

Paul Baragwanath grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  After graduation, Paul served 4 years in the United States Navy.  Paul began his law enforcement career with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission as a conservation officer in August of 1996.  He got hired here in November 1998.

 

Brent Aikens grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  Brent began his career here in June of 2014.

 

 

Jared Parish grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  Jared also attended Bay Mills Community College where he obtained and Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.    Jared began his career here in June of 2014.

 

Amanda Nemeth grew up in Monroe and graduated from Ida High School.    Amanda attended Lake Superior State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  Amanda worked for Campus Security while at Lake Superior State as well as with the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office.   Amanda began her career here in July of 2017.

 

 

Colton Cameron  grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  Colton began his career in August of 2017.

 

Michael Perron grew up in Raco and graduated from Brimley High School.  After graduation, Michael served 4 years in the United States Navy and then attended Lake Superior State College.    Michael worked for Sault Ste Marie Fire Department for 25 years and retired at the rank of Captain.  Michael began his career here in February of 2001.

 

Doris Jarman grew up in Bay Mills and graduated from Brimley High School.  Doris attended Bay Mills Community College.  Doris began working for the Tribe in 1991 and came here in May of 2012.