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Mission Statement: To provide protection and service to all.

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 19, 2016 - Members of the Ann Arbor Police Department are working in collaboration with the U.S. Marshalls, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Department of Corrections as part of a fugitive apprehension team.  Each agency will share personnel and resources aimed at apprehending those individuals wanted for violent crimes.  The link provided demonstrates some of the training and focus of this collaboration as part of a channel 7 news story.  Click here for the link.

May 11, 2016 - Recently the Ann Arbor area has seen a significant increase in "Motion Picture" prop money being used as payment over the last several months.  Local retailers should closely scrutinize cash purchases to ensure you are receiving legitimate money.  Contact AAPD at 734.794.6920 if anyone attempts to use these fraudulent bills as payment.  Click here for a photo of an example of the "motion picture" money.

May 5, 2016 - Ann Arbor Man Charged With Poisoning Food and Drink in Local Markets:  A 29-year-old Ann Arbor resident was charged today with 4 felony counts of poisoning food or drink in a criminal complaint brought by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, announced Ann Arbor Police Chief Jim Baird. Baird was joined in the announcement by David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Detroit Division. 

Ann Arbor Police Department Press Release​ (PDF) 

Washtenaw County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney Press Release​ (PDF) 

May 4, 2016 - The Ann Arbor Police Department and the FBI Detroit Division conducted a joint investigation into a suspect who was contaminating food at open food bars in several Ann Arbor grocery stores.  The suspect has been taken into custody.  The suspect admitted to using a potentially hazardous material to contaminate foods in several Ann Arbor grocery stores.  Please refer to the FBI news release below for more information.  The release below from the Michigan Department of Agriculture contains information on the affected businesses and what to do if you think you purchased foods from these stores that may have had their food contaminated.

FBI Press Release

Michigan Department of Agriculture Press Release

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 15, 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.

April 12, 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 tips@a2gov.org
  2. Crime Stoppers:  800.SPEAK UP or 734.794.6932  

April 11, 2016 - 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.​

April 5, 2016 - 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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