The West Bloomfield Police Department is one of the finest police departments in the state of Michigan providing service to the residents of our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The mission of the Police Department is to 'Protect and Serve’. This does not apply just to our citizens, but to everyone who visits or works in our beautiful township. The Police Department works with residents and homeowners associations, schools and student groups, and the worship and business communities in order to maintain safety and reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime. But if a crime should occur, the Police Department reacts quickly and works diligently to apprehend the criminals who take advantage of our citizens and exploit the freedoms we enjoy.
Under the leadership and command of Chief of Police Michael Patton, a staff of 71 sworn officers, 12 dispatchers, seven cadets, one part time parking enforcement officer, and nine civilian personnel carry out the responsibilities of the department.
Our talented men and women reflect the professional and diverse nature of our community. Most of our employees have obtained advanced college degrees and they come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.
Our Patrol Division provides road patrol services and handles all initial investigations. We have a well trained staff of Road Patrol Officers that perform a variety of duties. Some of the officers work as Evidence Technicians to identify and collect evidence of a crime. We have two canine (K-9) handlers and their police dogs specialize in drug detection, tracking, and officer protection. Many of our officers have obtained additional skills as defensive tactics instructors, mountain bicyclists, driving instructors, accident investigators, firearms instructors, photographers, first aid and CPR instructors, and Field Training Officers. In addition, some officers have advanced training in special weapons and tactics.
The Traffic Safety Bureau (TSB) provides the following services:
- The TSB fulfills requests for traffic enforcement in specific areas (Knowing the specific time of day and the types of violations that are occurring assists us in matching resources to the problem).
- The SMART trailer (Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer) is available for problem areas. SMART provides drivers with a visual reminder of their speed and aids in speed control management.
- The TSB is also available for presentations to community and civic groups on all traffic related topics such as motor vehicle laws & navigating roundabouts, etc.
- Contact the Sergeant of the TSB at 248-975-8990 for any of these services or if you have any questions regarding the motor vehicle code or other traffic related topics.
Call the West Bloomfield Fire Department at telephone number 248-409-1517 if you require a child safety seat inspection.
Call your local Michigan State Police Post if you require a salvage inspection.
The Investigations Division is comprised of the Detective Bureau, the Youth Bureau, and the Crime Prevention Unit. The Investigations Division also works in cooperation with other agencies in order to provide more effective police service. As a result, we have officers assigned to work with or liaison with the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the South Oakland Narcotics Intelligence Consortium (SONIC), and the West Bloomfield Schools.
- The Detective Bureau handles all investigations involving adult criminals and victims.
- The Youth Bureau specializes in crimes that involve underage victims and juvenile offenders. If you would like to know more, click on the following link:
Youth Bureau and Frequently Asked Questions
- The Youth Bureau also works in partnership with the following community organizations. You may access their websites by linking with them below:
Carehouse - Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County 248-332-7173
Common Ground Sanctuary 248-456-8150; Crisis Hotline 800-231-1127
Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition
Oakland County Youth Assistance 248-858-0041
- The Crime Prevention Unit provides a variety of programs, presentations, and classes to help keep our citizens safe at home, work, school, and play. Here are just some of the programs provided by the Crime Prevention Unit:
T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring) is taught at the following elementary schools: Keith, Maple, Pleasant Lake, and Twin Beach as well as West Hills Middle School and Our Lady of Refuge in Orchard Lake.
Security Surveys for your home, house of worship, or business.
Security Technology and You ... and many more
Contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 279-975-8974 for additional information.
- The Crime Prevention Unit also works in partnership with the following statewide crime prevention organization. You may access their website by linking with them below:
The Crime Prevention Association of Michigan 800-414-2726
Records Bureau Days and Hours of Operation:
- Days of Operation - Monday through Friday (except on legal holidays)
- Hours of Operation -
Summer (June 1st through Labor Day) 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Winter (The day after Labor Day through May 31st) 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The Records Bureau can provide citizens with the status of their reports and copies of their reports as well. The Records Bureau will process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and they will provide clearance letters. They will answer questions regarding false alarm billing and they can also provide crime statistics.