The Ann Arbor Police Department is located in the Ann Arbor Justice Center at 301 E. Huron St. in downtown Ann Arbor. There are 124 sworn police officers included in the overall staff of 151. 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.
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.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA):
The Ann Arbor Police Department is 1 of 12 agencies in the state of Michigan that are currently 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.