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About the Ann Arbor Police Department
There are 126 sworn police officers included in the overall staff of 155. The AAPD is a full-service department with many services and units. These include a detective section, traffic services unit, K9, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, as well as a community engagement unit that includes neighborhood watch and crime prevention. The AAPD road patrol is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy and strives for a high level of community engagement.
To provide protection and service to all
All Ann Arbor police personnel are partners with the public and city administration to help the community successfully fulfill its desired destiny.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA):
The Ann Arbor Police Department is among 12 agencies in Michigan that are currently CALEA
accredited. Only 705 agencies across the United States are currently accredited, with another 122 agencies in the process of seeking accreditation. The purpose of CALEA and the accreditation program is to improve the delivery of the public safety services by maintaining a body of standards that cover a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives.
CALEA serves several purposes for an agency which all contribute to the pursuit for professional excellence. It requires the agency to develop a comprehensive and uniform set of written directives and provides a platform to formalize essential management procedures. CALEA serves as a means for the agency to develop or improve upon their relationship with the community and to improve their service delivery.
Located on the second floor of the Ann Arbor Justice Center at 301 E. Huron St., the Ann Arbor Police Department is always open. The justice center is adjacent to, and can be accessed by walking through, the Larcom City Hall building.
Parking at the Justice Center
Meter parking is located on Ann Street, north of Huron Street, and in the parking lot off of Ann Street. There are also a few parking spots designated (with signage) for brief parking in the parking lot immediately to the east of the Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The driveway to this lot is accessible via Huron Street. These parking spots may only be used by those visiting the police department. Additional parking options are also available.
Access to the Justice Center
Because the 15th District Court is also located in the Ann Arbor Justice Center, all visitors are required to pass through security and metal detectors upon entering the building during court business hours (Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., excluding holidays). Visit the 15th District Court online for more building-access information.
To access the AAPD after the court's business hours, including weekends, please use the call box in the Ann Arbor Justice Center vestibule, just within the first set of glass entry doors to the building. Police personnel will then remotely unlock the doors. Visitors then should take the elevators to the second floor.