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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

June 30, 2016 - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers some great tips on how to protect your children from Cyberbullying.  Click here for their tips and much more.

June 30, 2016 - The FBI has issued the following tip:

"The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) continues to receive reports from individuals who have received extortion attempts via e-mail related to recent high-profile data thefts. The recipients are told that personal information, such as their name, phone number, address, credit card information, and other personal details, will be released to the recipient's social media contacts, family, and friends if a ransom is not paid. The recipient is instructed to pay in Bitcoin, a virtual currency that provides a high degree of anonymity to the transactions. The recipients are typically given a short deadline. The ransom amount ranges from 2 to 5 bitcoins or approximately $250 to $1,200."

To learn more and to see tips on prevention click the following link https://www.ic3.gov/media/2016/160601.aspx


June 28, 2016 - Kudos to Sergeant Cervantes for going above and beyond to help a citizen who was involved in a traffic accident recently.  We recently received a note from one of those involved in the crash commending Sergeant Cervantes for his assistance.  Great work Sergeant Cervantes!

...I was at Arborland Mall heading out to Washtenaw Avenue when I was involved In a collision.  A young man going too fast ran a stop sign and hit my Toyota Camry. 

One of your officers, Sergeant Mauro Cervantes, just happened to come by, stopped and took control of the situation : called an ambulance, interviewed both the young man who caused the accident and me.  He also had my car towed.

Sergeant Cervantes was wonderful: professional and caring.  He also came to the ER to hand me my car documents and paperwork for the place my car had been towed as well as contact information for him.  I really commend Officer Cervantes for [his actions]...

June 20, 2016 - Join the Ann Arbor Police Department for the south side area’s Neighborhood Watch meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Scarlett Middle School (Media Center) on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:30pm.  This meeting is to inform and update the community on upcoming programs, changes within our department, crime statistics in your area, crime prevention tips and much more.  Click here for more info

June 9, 2016 - The Human Rights Commission recently released a report to City Council regarding police civilian review.  See the quick links above for the report from the Human Rights Commission and Chief Baird's requested memo to City Council in response to the report.

June 8, 2016 - Check out our latest episode  of A2 Shield.  Click here to watch.

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

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 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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