What number do I call for immediate life or property threatening emergencies? What number do I call to report a crime in progress?
Call 9-911 from a City office phone or 911 from a non-City phone.
What number do I call to report non-emergency crimes (a crime that has already happened)? If I have information or a tip regarding a crime that has occurred, what number do I call?
Call extension 2242 from a City phone or 313-943-2242 from a non-City phone.
How do I get information on crime statistics for my neighborhood or the City of Dearborn?
Where is the Record and Information Bureau located in the Dearborn Police Department?
Main floor of DPD at 16099 Michigan Avenue - between Greenfield and Southfield on the south side of Michigan Avenue. Hours:Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m-4:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
How do I get a copy of my police report?
You must come to the Dearborn Police Department, Records Bureau. Hour are Monday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m-4:30 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Your name must be on the report you are requesting, but some reports may require further review. There is a $6 administrative fee for a copy of the report; and we do not fax reports. You may request a report by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and $5.00. Accident reports may also be obtained through the Internet at Clemis.
Do you do fingerprinting, do I need an appointment, and is there a fee for this service?
Yes, we do fingerprinting on a walk-in basis between the hours of 8 a.m.-noon on Tuesday and Thursday. There is a $20 fee for residents and a $35 fee for non residents. You must present proper identification, which must have your current address, such as a valid driver’s license or a State ID. We only do ink prints, not livescan prints.
What do I need to purchase a gun?
You must apply to the Dearborn Police Department, Records Bureau, between the hours of
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday or Friday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. Bring a valid driver’s license or your State ID, with the current address where you reside. Upon completion of your background check, you will be given a “Basic Pistol Safety” test. If your background check is good (State check and our in-house computer check), you will be issued a purchase permit which is valid for 10 days. There is a $6 notary fee for the permits. You will return msp and agency copy of the license to purchase to our office.
How do I apply for a CCW (Concealed Weapons Permit)?
You can pick up the application packet at the Records Bureau counter between the hours of noon-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Once everything in the packet has been completed, you will take all the paperwork down to the Wayne County City Clerk’s office, in
Do you do record checks?
Yes, we do record checks between the hours of Noon-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. You must present a valid driver’s license, and a State ID, or other picture ID that has your name and address. There is an $11 fee for this service. An Employer or the Armed Services (for example) may also request a record check if they have a signed release from the individual. We DO NOT provide State or Federal records.
Where do I pay tickets?
Pay all tickets at the 19th District Court which is located directly east of the Dearborn Police Department.
Is a permit required for a Residential or Commercial Security Alarm System?
How do I appeal a false alarm bill?
You will need to attend the Security Systems Board Meeting. Please call 313-943-2104 to confirm your attendance at the next meeting. Failure to appear means abandonment of your appeal.
When and where does the Security Systems Board meet?
The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located in City Hall.
Do we have Police Explorers?
Yes, the City of Dearborn has Police Explorers. They meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dearborn Police Department. For information on Explorers call 313-943-2238.
Is the City hiring police officers?
We have an ongoing hiring process and we fill positions as they occur. Contact the Civil Service Personnel Office at 313-943-2053 for further information.
Our organization is having a fund raiser, and we would like to sell alcoholic beverages at the function. Is there a license required for this function?
Yes, state law requires anyone who sells, furnishes, or gives away any alcoholic beverages be licensed by the state, and receive local government approval before a license is issued. In this case, a special license would be required to sell alcohol at a fund raising event. For more information, call 313-943-2250.
How do I get one of these Special Licenses?
A special license is issued only to non-profit religious, fraternal, civic, or patriotic organizations. If you meet the above qualification and submit proof of your non-profit status to the Liquor Control Commission, you may be issued a ONE DAY Special License for the event. No organizations, including its auxiliaries, may receive more than five Special Licenses during one calendar year. For more information, call 313-943-2250.
Who do I contact for information regarding narcotics forfeitures and pending forfeitures?
All forfeiture questions should be directed to the Dearborn Police Department Narcotics Unit at 313-943-2252.
If I suspect or have knowledge of narcotics or gambling violations, whom should I contact?
Please call the Dearborn Police Department Narcotics Unit at 313-943-2252. You may remain anonymous if you would prefer.
How many days do I have to file a vehicular accident report? Do both drivers have to report to the station to file a report?
You have up to 30 days to file a report. Both drivers are not needed to file a report. Information on both drivers, and the registration and insurance information for both vehicles are required in order to file an accident report.
Why did I receive a subpoena?
You received a subpoena because you were involved in an accident, or you witnessed an accident and your testimony is needed in court.
How often does the Traffic Commission meet?
The Traffic Commission meets the second Wednesday of every month, except July and August, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Who should I call to discuss a speeding problem on my street or in my neighborhood?
Please contact the Dearborn Police Department Traffic Bureau at 313-943-2275 to report any suspected speeding problems in your area.
How do I request a stop sign, signal, or other signage be installed on my street or in my neighborhood?
In order to initiate the review of a request for additional signs in your area, please contact the Dearborn Police Department Traffic Bureau at 313-943-2275.
What are the Animal Shelter hours?
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you have an animal emergency and it is after hours, please contact the Police Department at 313-943-2242.
Who should I contact about a lost pet or adopting a pet?
Contact the Dearborn Animal Shelter at 313-943-2697.
May I volunteer or make a donation to support the animals in the shelter?
Contact the Dearborn Animal Shelter at 313-943-2697. The Shelter is always in need of volunteers to help in various capacities, as well as to donate funds.
My dog stays indoors and never goes beyond my yard; does it need a license?
Yes! All dogs that are six months or older that reside in Dearborn MUST be licensed annually. You can obtain the license at the City Clerk's Office in City Hall or at the Animal Shelter. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination from your dog's veterinarian. The license is $7 per dog and must be renewed annually.
What should I do if I am bitten by an animal?
Call the Dearborn Police immediately and seek medical attention. The animal MUST be located and quarantined or tested. Be prepared to give authorities all of the information about the incident, including a description of the animal. It is vital to determine if the animal has contracted rabies.
Who should I contact regarding stray animals, wild animals, dead animals, and animals to be picked up in a trap?
Contact the Dearborn Animal Control at 313-943-2079.
Who is responsible for enforcement of the city licensing and business regulations ordinances?
The Dearborn Police Department Ordinance Officer regularly checks business establishments to see if licenses are current and if the business is being conducted in accordance with relevant regulations. If you are a business owner, you may be required to obtain one or more licenses; please contact the City Clerk's Office in City Hall for more information. You may also contact Ordinance Officer at 313-943-2079.
Who do I call regarding an abandoned vehicle on my street?
Call the Dearborn Police Auto-Pound Coordinator Unit 313-943-2259.
Leave a detailed description of the vehicle (make, model, color, license plate, how long unmoved).
Who do I contact if heavy trucks are driving down my residential street?
Call the Dearborn Police Motor Carrier Unit 313-943-2294.
To whom do I report a noise pollution problem?
Call the Dearborn Police Patrol Division 313-943-2241 for a noise ordinance officer.
Who should I call to report permit, handicap, time limit, or any other parking complaints or violations?
To have an officer respond to check the complaint, call Dearborn Police Dispatch at 313-943-2201. For any other questions or more detailed information, contact the Dearborn Police Motor Carrier Unit at 313-943-2294 during regular business hours.
Does the Dearborn Police Department Perform VIN Inspections?
Yes, a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) inspection can be performed for Dearborn residents and business owners ONLY. There is a $20 fee which must be paid to the Dearborn Police Record Bureau prior to the inspection being performed (call the record bureau 313-943-2230 to obtain their business hours). Once paid, retain the receipt and stop at the police desk to arrange for an officer to inspect the vehicle at the police station or at the resident’s home/business. You must obtain the necessary TR54 (green form) from the Michigan Secretary of State. For inspections of large commercial trucks, contact the Police Motor Carrier Unit 313-943-2294 for more information.
What does a Motor Carrier Officer do?
A Dearborn Police Department Motor Carrier Officer is responsible for enforcing all local and state laws that govern commercial motor vehicles. This includes: axle weight; load securement; driver qualifications; and vehicle equipment. Motor Carrier Officers routinely monitor speed of Commercial Vehicles on City roadways utilizing RADAR. Motor Carrier Officers also respond to serious accident scenes involving commercial vehicles and have received nationally recognized Accident Investigation training to accomplish this task. A Motor Carrier Officer is also responsible for inspecting all taxicabs, limousines, and vendor vehicles that operate within the City of Dearborn.
How do you weigh a truck?
Each officer has a set of portable scales, which are carried in their vehicles. We can weigh a vehicle on the spot or we can escort the vehicle to the front of the Police Station where we have a slot capable of holding our portable scales. This makes the weighing process easier and safer.
What is a truck capable of carrying?
Michigan has an axle law, which restricts the amount of weight that can be carried depending on the number and spacing between each axle. The maximum weight allowed in Michigan is 164,000 pounds and up to 11 axles (with proper Elected Gross Vehicle Weight Plate). Most other states only allow a maximum of 80,000 pounds on 5 axles.
Where can I get my vendor vehicle inspected and is there a fee?
The Dearborn Police Department Motor Carrier Unit takes appointments for vendor inspections, Monday through Friday. A $20.00 fee covers the original inspection only. Appointments MUST be made , Contact the Motor Carrier Unit at 313-943-2294 for further information.
May I take my written driver license exam at the Police Department?
Yes, the Driver License Bureau is open Monday,Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Police Department does not provide road testing. If you need further information, please contact the Bureau at 943.2468.
Who do I call to file a complaint regarding a gasoline quality or quantity complaint on a gas station in Dearborn?
Call the State of Michigan’s Department of Agriculture complaint line at: 1-800-MDA-FUEL (1-800-632-3835). You may also file a complaint via their online form.
Who can I contact to donate a vehicle I no longer want?
If you have a clear title to a vehicle that you no longer want, you may contact one of several charitable organizations which may make arrangements to accept the vehicle as a donation. Some of the organizations are:
Charity Motors of Detroit
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Ruskos Towing Service
If you do not have a title to a vehicle, you may contact the Dearborn Police Department Auto-Pound Coordinator Unit who will make arrangements to have the vehicle removed. Call 313-943-2259 for details.