FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2020
Calhoun County Unified Law Enforcement
Stay Home, Stay Safe Enforcement Guidelines
The Calhoun County Unified Law Enforcement has received additional guidance on enforcement of the Governor’s executive order listing essential businesses under EO 2020-21. Based on this additional information and legal guidance from the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, the County's Unified Law Enforcement has updated its enforcement process for violations of the essential business guidelines.
 
After law enforcement receives a complaint of a business that may not be in compliance with the Governor’s order, law enforcement will:
 
  1. Attempt to contact the business and provide support and education regarding the Governor’s order. 
  2. If still not in compliance, law enforcement will issue a Cease and Desist Letter as a notice.
  3. Law enforcement will issue a citation for violation of MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3) that a willful violation of Executive Order 2020-21 is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
 
To file complaints or ask additional questions regarding business operations, please contact your local law enforcement agency's non-emergency phone number.

Local Agency Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Calhoun County Sheriff, 269-781-0880
Albion Public Safety, 517-629-3933
Battle Creek Police Department, 269-966-3322
Emmett Township Public Safety, 269-968-9303
Marshall Police Department, 269-781-2596
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribal Police, 269-729-5222
For updates from Calhoun County, about County operations and COVID-19 in Calhoun County, visit the County website,   calhouncountymi.gov.

For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit  battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus .

The State’s COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone who has questions or concerns related to the virus. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-535-6136. For state COVID-19 information, visit   michigan.gov/coronavirus .
For information, contact
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager
269-781-0926,  lblair@calhouncountymi.gov

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager