Community Policing Programs and Services
Community Policing is a philosophy of policing
intended to reduce crime and the fear of crime. It improves the
quality of life by encouraging a partnership between the police
and the citizens of a community to develop a cohesive effort to
solve problems creatively. Community policing strives to
involve citizens for their input, information and assistance,
leading to greater understanding and cooperation.
The Farmington Hills Police Department has been involved in
community policing for over 20 years.
This program places citizens in volunteer clerical positions
throughout the department. Volunteers donate their time to
perform routine office functions which do not require sworn
personnel. For information on how you can volunteer, contact
CPT Nancy Summers at (248) 871-2754.
Handicap Parking Enforcement
are trained, provided with uniforms and vehicles, and given
authorization to patrol the community to enforce handicap
parking ordinances. Volunteers also ensure that commercial
properties are in compliance with handicap parking signage. For
information on how you can volunteer, contact the Traffic Safety
Section at (248) 871-2730.
Patrol officers on the night
shift leave "watch cards" at businesses they check during their
shifts. The cards point out security problems and let the
business owner know that the police are monitoring their
Using electric engravers, which are available at the police
station at no charge, citizens are encouraged to engrave their
name and telephone number on valuables. Do not engrave valuables
with driverís license or social security numbers. This identification
can be used to locate the owner and help in returning stolen
property. Window stickers are provided to participating
citizens indicating that items on the premises have been marked. For further information, contact the Crime Prevention Section
at (248) 871-2754.
Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association
The Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association was formed
after the tragic deaths of two active-duty Farmington Hills
police officers. Its original purpose was to address the unmet
needs of the families of these officers. The scope of that
mission has grown to include city employees from Farmington
Hills, Farmington, and the Village of Franklin, as well as
donating to the underprivileged and distressed in the community.
Volunteer department officers conduct an annual hunter safety
course for area youth to ensure their hunting experience is both
safe and enjoyable. This is the stateís Department of
Natural Resources Hunter Safety course and is required for
individuals born after January 1, 1960 who wish to obtain their
first hunting license. For more information, contact Ofc. Mark
Kelley at (248) 871-2630.
Gun Lock Giveaway
Firearm safety and security is an issue of great concern to
everyone, and unsecured firearms in the home present the
potential for tragedy. In keeping with the Cityís community
policing philosophy, the Police Department will give a free
trigger or cable type gun lock to any adult Farmington Hills
resident who asks for one. The program is limited to one lock
per household. Residents may obtain a lock at the Police
Departmentís Records Section between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday
through Friday. The department encourages all gun owners to properly
secure their firearms and store them in areas which are not
accessible to children.