The Traffic Section’s primary
duty is to ensure the safety of the motoring public. This
section investigates serious crashes and conducts crash follow-up
investigations. Other duties include warrant preparation for
serious traffic offenses and traffic enforcement at targeted
problem areas. This section also manages the school crossing
guards, abandoned vehicles and various other programs.
Motor Carrier Program
The Traffic Section has operated a Motor Carrier Enforcement
program since 1997. The program’s objectives are two-fold:
first, to ensure the safety of the motoring public by assuring
that truck drivers are obeying traffic laws and operating properly
equipped vehicles; and second, to reduce potential damage to City
roads by identifying improperly loaded or overloaded trucks.
Handicap Parking Volunteer
This program involves the assistance of volunteer citizens to
help enforce handicap-parking and fire lane regulations.
Participants who meet specific qualifications are responsible for
issuing citations to illegally parked vehicles in handicap
designated parking spaces and fire lane violators. This
program was instituted in 1990. Additional information can
be obtained by contacting the Traffic Section at (248) 871-2630.
a Traffic Control Device
Requests for the placement of traffic control devices, such as
speed bumps or stop signs, should be made to the City’s Traffic
Engineer at (248) 871-2560.
Michigan law requires a written report to be filed if the crash
occurred on a public roadway and resulted in an injury or combined
damage in excess of $1,000. It is best to report a
traffic crash at the time it occurs. Officers will respond
to the scene when summoned to file such a report. If you are
filing a traffic crash report at a later time or date, you will
need to contact the other involved party or parties and schedule a
mutually acceptable time for all parties to appear at the station.
If possible, you should drive the involved vehicle so the officer
taking the report may inspect the damage. Reports can be
made 24 hours a day at the command desk of the police station.
Fines for traffic offenses are
established by the
47th District Court. Requests to schedule hearings to
appeal a citation should be directed to the court by the date
indicated on the front of the citation. The court can be
contacted Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at (248)
The 47th District Court is located behind the Farmington Hills
City Hall and Police Department at the corner of Eleven Mile and
Orchard Lake Roads. The court address is 31605 West Eleven
Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.
Seasonal Weight Restrictions for Commercial Vehicles
Spring weight restrictions are in effect. This map is of the
primary roads that are effected by the restrictions. All
secondary roads, subdivision streets, are Class B restricted
roadways. Please refer to the
Oakland County Road Commission website for more
Click here to view Truck Operators Map.
Violation of the weight restrictions can result in a citation
City of Farmington Hills Truck
Directed Patrol Unit (DPU)
The Directed Patrol Unit (DPU) targets crime patterns throughout
the City and supports patrol functions when necessary. The DPU
officers can function in a uniform capacity or plain
Prisoners and Bonds
Inquiries about prisoners held at the Farmington Hills Police
Department and how to bond a prisoner out of our jail can be
directed to Police Command Desk personnel by calling (248)
871-2610. The Court sets the amount of a bond. Individuals
charged with felonies, or certain types of misdemeanors, are not
eligible for bond until they go to court and are arraigned.
After a prisoner is arraigned, he or she will be transferred to
the Oakland County Jail, located at 1200 Telegraph Road in
Pontiac, (248) 858-4950, unless bond is posted before being
If you are locked out of your car, you should call a
towing service or a locksmith. The Farmington Hills police will
only respond in emergencies. In cases of a child locked in a
vehicle, it shall be considered a rescue and the Fire Department,
along with a patrol officer, will be sent. If police assist under
these circumstances, you must sign a waiver of liability for any
damage which may occur.
Extra Police Patrols
If you live or work in Farmington Hills
and feel that the police should be aware of information (such as
on-going problems, suspicious activity, stalking or continuing
victimization), you should call the Farmington Hills police at
(248) 871-2610 and provide this information to a Command Desk
Officer. The information will be provided to officers prior to
their going on duty.
A missing or runaway pet or any complaint
regarding stray pets, should be reported to the Oakland County
Animal Shelter at (248) 391-4102, or the Farmington Hills Police
Department at (248) 871-2610. All lost or stray pets found by the
Farmington Hills Police Department are turned over to the Oakland
County Animal Shelter.
Personal Protection Orders
A Personal Protection Order, commonly known as a “PPO”, is a
court order intended to protect you from being harassed, beaten,
assaulted, molested, wounded or stalked. The PPO prohibits a
named individual from doing these things to you. It also
prohibits the named individual from entering your premises and
removing your children, unless there is an overriding court
To obtain a PPO you must go to the Oakland County Circuit Court
(6th Circuit Court) at 1200 North Telegraph in Pontiac. You can contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s
Office Civil Division, located in the same complex, at 1200 North
Telegraph in Pontiac, or call (248) 452-9725.
Complaints Involving Police Employees
It is the policy of the Farmington Hills Police Department to
investigate all complaints of alleged employee misconduct, to
equitably determine whether the allegations are valid and to take
If you have a complaint against a Police Department employee,
you should contact the Police Command Desk at (248) 871-2610 and
ask to speak with a supervisor. If the complaint can be
resolved through explanation and discussion, then no further
action will need to be taken.
If you wish to file a formal complaint of alleged employee
misconduct, you will need to come to the police station and speak
with a supervisor. The supervisor will provide you with a
“Citizen Complaint Report” form. The supervisor will explain
the method for completing the form and answer any questions you
may have concerning the formal complaint.