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Undersheriff Chuck Heit

Undersheriff Heit joined the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office in 1993.  In 1999 he left to become the Chief of Police in New Buffalo, Michigan.  He returned to the Sheriff’s Office in 2002 and has served as Undersheriff since January 1, 2003. 

Undersheriff Heit is a graduate of New Buffalo High School, attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Central Michigan University. He graduated from the Kalamazoo Valley Regional Police Academy and studied Sociology and Criminal Justice at CMU. He has attended several specialized trainings: FBI National Academy, Michigan Police Executive Development Seminar and Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police-New Chiefs’ School. The Undersheriff experiences include: Patrol Officer for the Buchanan Police Department, Chief of Police in New Buffalo, Michigan and served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

Undersheriff Heit and his wife Michelle have three children and reside in New Buffalo.



Blossomtime Festival Board of Directors                    2010 to Present         

New Buffalo High School Football Coach                   2008 to Present

New Buffalo Area School Board of Education             1995 to 2007                                     

New Buffalo Lions Club                                               1995 to 2005    



 Life Saving Award – New Buffalo Emergency Services - 1996

 President’s Award – New Buffalo Lions Club - 1999 & 2000

 Lion of the Year – New Buffalo Lions - 1996 & 1997

 Distinguished Leadership Award – Michigan Association of School Boards - 2007 

919 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-7141
BCSD Niles Substation
1205 N. Front Street
Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-5274
BCSD Watervliet Twp Substation
4959 M 140
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-5495
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Four Winds Substation
19279 Kinst Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 756-9571 ext. 7603
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