Police Department

Important Non-
Emergency Numbers

Non-emergency: 810-667-0292
Toll Free: 888-239-6714

Dryden Township Police Office: 810-796-2271

The Dispatch Center can reach the office at any time by radio.  If you need to talk to an officer, call 911.

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Medication Drop Off
9am to 3pm, Monday - Thursday

The Dryden Township Police Department will be accepting medications at the office from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday.

KidCents and The Rite Aid Foundation are committed to supporting a safe environment for children in our communities by helping to reduce the misuse of medications by adolescents and accidental childhood poisonings.

The Safe Medication Disposal Program advances that mission by providing local law enforcement agencies in Rite Aid service areas with medication disposal units to ensure that individuals can safely dispose of unwanted medications in an environmentally-friendly manner, while keeping them out of the hands of kids and teens.

Purchase Permits

As a service to our residents, you can obtain a purchase permit for a hand gun at our office.  You must be a resident of Dryden (Village or Township) and at least 21 years of age. A firearm may be transferred to a family member at age 18.

Purchase permits can be obtained Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday by appointment.

We also have free gun locks available at our office.

Property Inspections/Literature

Please call or stop in the office to make arrangements to have us check on your home
while you are out of town. It only takes a minute for us to fill out the property inspection form and your home will be checked on a routine basis while you are out of town. We also have free information on many topics available in the office.

Feel free to stop in at any time.

Make it Home: Don't Drive Distracted

Distracted driving refers to any activity drivers engage in that takes their attention from the primary task of driving. It can be visual distraction, taking their eyes from the road; manual distraction, taking their hands from the wheel; or cognitive distraction, taking their minds from their driving.

  • Choose a radio station, CD line-up or MP3 playlist before pulling out.
  • Set climate controls in advance.
  • Style hair and apply makeup before leaving or after arriving.
  • Only use cell phones with hands free features including voice, not manual, dialing.
  • Avoid difficult or emotional conversations while driving.
  • Never read, write or send a text message while driving.
  • Never read printed material, e-mails or search the internet while driving.
  • Limit eating to simple foods without packaging and avoid hot drinks.
  • Pull over briefly to a safe location to engage in distracting behaviors.
  • Especially avoid distractions in heavy traffic or bad weather.
    Politely ask drivers you ride with to avoid distractions.
    Talk to young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Buckle Up or Pay Up

Michigan's 2011 seat belt use rate was 94.5%, down from a record high of 97.9%.

The seat belt use rate was lowest among pickup trucks (89.1 percent). Michigan Technological University, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

Nearly 200 people who died in traffic crashes in Michigan in 2011 were not wearing their seat belts. Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC)