Farmington Hills Police Department Transparency Dashboard
The Farmington Hills Police Department is committed to maintaining the safety and quality of life of this community, through the delivery of superior police services without prejudice or partiality.
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 Farmington Hills Police Department.
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 abandoned autos and found property.
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 traffic 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 arrest race and gender categories are marked as UNKNOWN.
Arrest is defined as when a person is taken into the government’s custody and detained. Michigan Legislature provides a more detailed definition of an arrest. When an officer is unable to determine race and gender, the arrest race and gender categories are marked as UNKNOWN.
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.