The Dearborn Police Department is committed to a strong Police-Community Partnership. Together we will continue to make Dearborn a thriving and safe community. It is our goal to always be open and transparent with the public. This newly created community dashboard will assist us in that continued effort.

The data provided in the below charts have been obtained from a variety of internal software programs used by the Dearborn Police Department. As a result, some of the different categories within these charts are similar, but remain separate.

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Calls for Service Definition

Calls for service are generally represented as calls to “911” for emergency assistance and may also include calls to non-emergency numbers. Each call for service that comes in is assigned a priority based on the type of crime or service that is requested.

  • Priority 0 and priority 1 calls are the most serious offenses and require the most immediate response. Priority 0 calls include crimes such as Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence, and Injury Accidents while priority 1 calls include crimes such as robbery, hit and run accidents, bomb threats and panic alarms.
  • Calls that are prioritized 3-9 continue to decrease in their need for immediate response unless there are extenuating circumstances. Priority 3 calls for service include things such as neighbor troubles, animal complaints, civil matters, and weapons violations not covered by higher priority classifications.
  • Priority 8 calls include things such as abandon autos and found property.
  • The below numbers for calls for service do not include traffic stops. For the number of traffic contacts, please see the Citation Transparency section.

To view calls for service data from different years, select the year from the dropdown menu below and click on apply changes.

Citation Definition

A citation or ticket is a legal notice to a person or motor vehicle charged with a violation of law, especially a minor violation. The cited person or motor vehicle is the defendant. A citation can be a civil infraction or a misdemeanor depending on the seriousness of the violation. All defendants who receive a citation must respond to the allegations in the citation. When an officer is unable to determine race and gender, the race and gender categories are marked as UNKNOWN.

To view citation data from different years, select the year from the dropdown menu below and click on apply changes.

Arrest Definition

Arrest is defined as when a person is taken into the government’s custody and detained. When an officer is unable to determine race and gender, the arrest race and gender categories are marked as UNKNOWN.

To view arrest data from different years, select the year from the dropdown menu below and click on apply changes.

Traffic Crash Data

Traffic safety in our city continues to be a collaborative effort between our police department and our community. Please slow down, focus on the road and avoid distractions.

Some of the data in these charts are listed as unknown, due to the number of hit and run accidents investigated during the course of the year or the unavailability of the information at the time the initial report is completed.

Our traffic crash data is updated about once a month.

Crime Mapping utilizes an advanced mapping engine, which helps us provide a high level of functionality as well as the flexibility to the public. Crime data is extracted on a regular basis from CLEMIS so that the information is the most current available. This data is always verified for accuracy and all address information is generalized in order to help ensure privacy is protected.

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Arrest Origin / Arrest by Call Source

“Arrest Origin / Arrest by Call Source” refers to how the police department came to be in contact with a subject prior to arrest.  Examples are as follows:

  • “F.O.P.” Found on Patrol: In this instance an officer observed an action which necessitated police contact with an individual. Through this contact the officer developed probable cause of a crime occurring which resulted in the individuals arrest.
  • 911: In this instance an individual summons police to their location through the use of the emergency 911 call system. Officers respond to the request for assistance. Officers at the scene investigate, develop probable cause that a crime has occurred, resulting in the arrest of an individual.
  • Associated / Cloned: Officers responded to a reported non-criminal incident (ex. car crash) and determine that a criminal offense had occurred (ex. OWI accident). The original complaint is associated or cloned to the new arrest.
  • In-Person: A criminal complaint is filed in person.
  • Phone: A criminal complaint is made by phone, not 911.
  • From Prior Year: Used when a call source cannot be determined.

City Of Dearborn FOIA Requests

The City of Dearborn FOIA Request Portal will help you communicate with your government about what documents you need.

The portal is separated into two categories for your convenience, Legal Department and Police Department. If you have a specific request for the Police Department, please use the Police Department drop-down selection after clicking on the link below:

City of Dearborn FOIA Request Portal

Dearborn Police Department Policies

To fulfill our dedication to transparency, the Dearborn Police Department is in the process of making department policies available to the public.  Additional policies will be added to the selection below.