In April 2021, City Council adopted resolution R-21-129 directing the city administrator to implement an unarmed crisis response program in the City of Ann Arbor. Such a program would utilize existing partnerships with social and human services agencies to structure a new crisis response program that would take charge of a portion of non-criminal calls for service that have historically been dispatched by police officers.
Responsive to Council's request, staff prepared an interim report on unarmed policy response, which was provided to Council on December 21, 2021. The memo detailed staff research and understanding of the issues and proposed a path forward for building and implementing an unarmed response program in Ann Arbor.
Currently the city is starting a community engagement process to learn from residents what their priorities are for the program. The results of community engagement will inform the final recommendation to the Council for the formation and structure of the program.
Program Related Documents