Office of the Sheriff

 Message from your Sheriff

On behalf of my staff I would like to welcome you to the Eaton County Sheriff's Office website. The purpose of this site is to provide the residents of Eaton County information regarding the Sheriff's Office and it's role in keeping Eaton County safe. Our website has been designed to be informative and to provide you with tools to assist our agency in providing the best law enforcement services to our citizens.

Eaton County is located just west of the greater Lansing, Michigan area. The County seat is Charlotte which is located in the center of Eaton County 20 miles southwest of Lansing. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for general law enforcement activities throughout the County and provides contractual police services to Delta and Oneida Townships, as well as the Village of Vermontville. A satellite office is also located in Windsor Township and Olivet.

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What information do you need when you call  9-1-1?

Click the photo above and watch a short information video from our friends at

Eaton County Central Dispatch

Sheriff Tom Reich introduces - Run Fight Hide. This video, recently produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. Its purpose is to educate the public on how to respond during such an incident. Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing.


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OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats.

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Click to view an important message

from the Sheriff about preparing for an emergency