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Vision Statement: All Ann Arbor police personnel are partners with the public and city administration to help the community successfully fulfill its desired destiny.

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Ann Arbor Police Department News and Events

May 3, 2016 - Each year AAPD participates in the Citizen's Police, Fire and Courts Academy which gives Ann Arbor citizens a glimpse into the every day life within our police, fire and courts.  We received a great compliment for two of our coordinators of the program, Sergeant Tom Hickey and Police Service Specialist Amy Jones.

I have had a blast with CPFCA this year! I've met so many great people and gained a great respect for the individuals who serve our community.

You two have been wonderful coordinators and hosts, and I thank you for letting me take three hours out of my week to look into your world. I hope to continue learning more about those who serve Ann Arbor, and that I may bring my very positive stories of CPFCA out into the community. 

Kudos to Sergeant Hickey and PSS Jones for a job well done!

May 3, 2016 - Our Community Engagement officers are involved with engaging the Ann Arbor community through presentations at schools, senior centers and more.  They also often have the opportunity to engage with individuals in one on one conversations.  Recently they were able to have a great conversation with a local student and here is what he had to say about the experience:

I met with Tom Kooy and Doug Martelle this morning. They are fantastic officers with extensive experience in engaging the community, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing their passion shine through as they told their stories. Thanks so much for putting us in touch! I am learning so much exciting information through these conversations, and I can't wait to figure out a way to share these community success stories with others.

Great job Officers Kooy and Martelle!

May 2, 2016 -  The Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan Division of Pain Research are partnering together on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am to 2pm for a Pain Medication Take Back Day where you can dispose of your unused and/or expired medications.  This event takes place in the Pioneer High School parking lot.  Click here for more details.

April 25, 2016 - Lieutenant Robert Pfannes was recently promoted to Deputy Chief.  Pfannes' first day in his new role is April 25, 2016.  Congratulations Deputy Chief Pfannes!

April 18, 2016 - Our officers quite often go above and beyond their assigned duties and we love to hear about it!  Recently we received this note of appreciation for Officer Matt McCallum.

I want to thank the AAPD and Officer Matt McCallum for my ride along on March 25th. Officer McCallum was very friendly and welcoming and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience!  I observed an arrest, a traffic stop, [and] a call to help an elderly person.... Matt acted professionally and courteously to everyone I saw him interact with clearly explaining to them why they were being stopped and answering their questions without being judgmental.  After my ride along I thought about how difficult a job it must be to deal with people in less than ideal situations day after day and I am amazed Officer McCallum can do his job with the positive attitude he has!  He is truly a "Good Cop". 

Great work Officer McCallum!

April 14, 2016 -  Recently AAPD received an email of appreciation for Officer Tom Burnette from a citizen who recently completed a ride-along with Officer Burnette. 

"This e-mail expresses appreciation for the April 8th "ride along" with Officer Tom Burnette (#124).  Tom not only explained to me what he was doing during the [traffic] stops but also the reasons (including legal ones) behind them.  He also explained cautionary practices he and others in the department were taking to assure situations, even confrontational ones, did not escalate." 

Ride-alongs are available to anyone who has an interest in learning more about our agency and law enforcement.  You may call our front desk at 734.794.6920 to learn more and to schedule a ride-along

Great job Officer Burnette!

April 5, 2016 - Check out our latest episode of A2 Shield.  In this episode we discuss fraud and identity theft with John Foster and Louise Mors from the Bank of Ann Arbor.  Click here to watch the episode.

March 21, 2016 - Check out our latest episode of A2 Shield.  In this episode retired officers Tonya Padgett, Tommie Parker, Kathy Hay and Marti Molitor share their policing experiences from the 70s.  Click here to watch the episode.

March 17, 2016 - Neighborhood watch meetings have been scheduled for 2016.  Please join us to learn more about the Ann Arbor Police Department, crime prevention tips, and how to stay informed and involved.  Click here for dates and locations of these meetings.

February 17, 2016 - Jim Baird has been appointed the new Chief of Police for the Ann Arbor Police Department.  For more information, click here.  Congratulations to Chief Baird!

January 5, 2016 - Speak Up, Provide Tips Anonymously

If you have information related to a crime or potential crime, please report it to us.  You may remain anonymous when reporting the information. 

  1. AAPD Tip Line:  734.794.6939 OR
  2. Crime Stoppers:  800.SPEAK UP or 734.794.6932  

December 12, 2015 - To report illegal dumping, potholes, street light outages, malfunctioning traffic signals, graffiti on public property and missing or damaged street signs, please click here or use the A2 Fix It App.​

December 5, 2015 - Have a traffic complaint? Complete the online Ann Arbor Traffic Complaint Questionnaire. Your feedback will be sent directly to the police department for review.

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