Community Programs

Cop on a neighborhood group of peopleCommunity 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.

Representatives from the public engage with the Chief on important topics effecting the community.

Citizen Policy Advisory Committee

Citizen's Police Academy is a program designed to acquaint community residents who are not sworn police officers with the activities of the Farmington Hills Police Department.

Police Academy

Night Watch LogoThe Night Watch program targets the business community and provides opportunities to advise business owners of any security deficiencies that leave them open to victimization.
Officers who work the evening and early morning hours (non-business hours) are encouraged to complete building checks during their shift. Officers will take immediate action if an emergency is found or will report non-emergency security issues to the Department’s Crime Prevention Section who will contact the business owner with the concern.

High Risk TeamThis group includes representatives from the Farmington Hills Police Department, City of Farmington Department of Public Safety, HAVEN, Call to Action Coalition, Mai Family Services, Oakland University, Jewish Family Services, Farmington Public Schools, Beaumont Hospital, State and City prosecutors, and the 47th District Court. Team members meet regularly to pursue their goal of preventing the tragedy of domestic violence by reaching out to people in crisis and making them aware of vital services that are available.

Logo FHPBAThe Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association (FHPBA) was formed after the tragic off-duty deaths of two Farmington Hills officers. The FHPBA is a 501©3 charity dedicated to the unmet financial needs of police and fire personnel and their family members. Members also include the Farmington Hills Fire Department, Farmington Public Safety and the Franklin / Bingham Farms Police Department. Tax deductible donations may be sent to the FHPBA at P.O. Box 255, Farmington Hills, MI 48332.

Faith & Blue is based on the premise that strong communities are built through mutual respect and understanding. Law enforcement and faith institutions are key pillars of each community, and when they work together, neighborhoods thrive.

Faith and Blue Group Picture

Gun LockFirearm 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 City’s community policing philosophy, the Police Department will give a free gun lock to any adult Farmington Hills resident. Residents may obtain a lock at the Police Department’s Command Desk or at the 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.

Officers shop with children during the holidays allowing them to purchase gifts for loved ones.

Shop with a Hero

Officers hand out candy during the Halloween seasons to members of the community in this fun filled event.

Kids and Policeman enjoy Trunk and Treat

Members of the Farmington Hills Police Department and their family’s partner with S.A.F.E in a fun filled event bringing awareness to suicide prevention.

Police and their family

Highly trained officers from the Farmington Hills Police Department offer free training to organizations wanting more information on how to handle the possibility of an active shooter.

Police Officer training a group

Neighborhood Watch SignWhat is Neighborhood Watch? A Neighborhood Watch program is a group of people living in the same area who want to make their neighborhood safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime and improve their quality of life.  The Chief of Police holds two City Wide neighborhood watch meetings at year, please contact the Crime Prevention Section for more information, 248-871-2750

Annual event allowing citizens to tour the station and experience several areas of the Farmington Hills Police Department as well as other departments throughout the city who provide services to it’s citizens.

Police Annual Open House

The Farmington Hills Police department partners with FAN (Family’s Against Narcotics) offering free training in the use of Narcan.

Narcan Bottle

Police teaching young woman about Law EnforementThe Farmington Hills Police Department offered a class for young women to experience and gain information on a career in Law Enforcement.