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WEST BLOOMFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael Patton, Chief Of Police

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone: 248-975-9200
Fax: 248-682-1811

4530 Walnut Lake Road
P.O. Box 250188
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0188


 
EMERGENCY POLICE, FIRE, EMS CALL 911


This website provides INFORMATION ONLY.

All communication with the West Bloomfield Police Department including reports, complaints or questions must be made by phone or in person.

Call 911 only for Police, Fire and EMS Emergencies.

Please use regular Police or Fire phone numbers for general information or for calls that do not constitute an emergency.

 



Crime Prevention Tips

 

Prevent thieves from stealing items left in your car:

 

  • Park in a locked garage.
     
  • Remove valuables from your vehicle.
     
  • Keep vehicles locked.
     
  • If you must keep items in your car;
     

    • Place items in the trunk before you reach your destination.
       
    • Keep items hidden and out of view.
       

Protect your name and identity. Prevent identity theft from happening to you:

 

  • Protect your name, date of birth, and social security number;
     

    • Remember these three items are the identity gold standard.
       
  • DO NOT carry your social security number on your person.
     
  • DO NOT disclose personal information to anyone unless;
     

    • You know who you are giving it to.
       
    • You know the purpose for the disclosure.
       
  • Never give personal information to anyone who calls and demands it.
     
  • Keep vehicles locked.
     
  • Never give personal information to anyone who solicits it on-line.
     

Your home should be a safe haven. Protect your home from invaders:

 

  • Keep all sides of your home well lit.
     
  • Keep foliage and shrubs well trimmed.
     
  • Bring in mail, newspapers, and garbage cans in a timely manner.
     
  • Get an alarm system and use it.
     

  • Join Neighborhood Watch.
     



DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

 

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.

 

PATROL DIVISION

 

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.

TRAFFIC SAFETY BUREAU

 

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.

 

INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION

 

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

    Haven 248-334-1284

    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.
     Identity Theft
     Kid Power
     Neighborhood Watch
     Security Surveys for your home, house of worship, or business.
     Security Technology and You ... and many more
     Contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 248-975-8974 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

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.

  • To obtain a copy of a report, your name must appear in the report or you must have notarized authorization from a person named in the report. All other requests must be made by submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Records Bureau. The FOIA request must include the incident complaint number as well as the date, time, and location of the incident. The person making the FOIA request must also include their name and address in the request.
     
  • Copies of incident reports and traffic crash reports can be obtained in person at the front desk of the Police Department or by postal mail.  To obtain reports by postal mail, mail your request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check or money order in the amount required for the report. Make the check or money order payable to the West Bloomfield Police Department. The Records Bureau will advise you of the cost to obtain a particular report. The Police Department will not FAX or e-mail police reports.
     
  • Traffic Crash reports may be purchased purchased on-line for $20.00 by linking on Purchase Traffic Crash Report. But, as always, you may also purchase a traffic crash report directly from the Records Bureau during normal business hours according to the fee schedule below.
     
  • Police Clearance Letters are frequently needed for employment, adoption proceedings, to obtain a U.S. travel visa, or for other official or military requirements.  Responses to Clearance Letters will only include information pertaining to West Bloomfield convictions. You must provide proper identification and requests must be made in person, at the Police Department, during normal business hours. A $5.00 notary fee will be assessed if the Clearance Letter must be notarized.
     
  • To request a copy of a statewide 'Criminal Convictions History', contact the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center, 7150 Harris Drive, Lansing, MI 48913. Telephone: 517-322-1957. You may access their website by linking with them below:
    Criminal Justice Information Center Phone: 517-241-0711 & FAX: 517-241-0866

  • Fee Schedule:

    Reports:
        $5.00 for the first page
        $1.00 for each additional page
        Example - a two page report will cost $6.00

    Fingerprints:
        Available to West Bloomfield residents only from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
        (Excluding legal holidays)
        $5.00 per Inked Card
        $70.00 for Live Scan fingerprints

    PBT's (Preliminary Breath Tests):
        $5.00 for residents
        $10.00 for all others

    Clearance Letters:
        $5.00 for notorizations

    Video Records:
        $50.00

    Audio Records:
        $30.00

    License to Purchase a Gun:
        Free of Charge - Residents Only

    POLICE LOBBY WINDOW
    24 hour service is available at the Lobby Window


    Court Ordered DNA Kits:
        Available Free of Charge

    Drug/Alcohol Test Kits:
        Free of Charge - Residents Only

    Gun Locks:
        Free of Charge - Residents Only

    Gun Registration - Residents Only
        Available 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday
        (Except legal holidays)

    Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Packets are available at the Lobby Window or they can be obtained through the Michigan.gov website by clicking on Michigan Conceal Pistol License Application. Additional CPL licensing information can be obtained at MSP - Concealed Pistol Application and Instructions.

    Identity Theft Information is available at the Lobby Window or the following links:

    Identify Theft Information for Michigan Consumers - Attorney General

    Identify Theft Information for Michigan Consumers - Michigan State Police

    Identify Theft Victim Assistance Information for Michigan Consumers

    The Importance of Protecting Your Social Security Number


    Vacation Request Forms - Click here for Vacation Request Forms.

    OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET - Click here for details.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT


   Non-Emergency Crime Reporting:                      248-975-9200

   General Information/Gun Registration:            248-975-9200

   Records Bureau/Police Reports:                        248-975-8950

   Investigations Division:                                     248-975-8920

   Traffic Safety Bureau:                                       248-975-8960

   Crime Prevention Unit:                                      248-975-8974

   Administration:                                                  248-975-8900

If you call an officer or a bureau and there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and they will return your call at their earliest opportunity.


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