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Mandatory Face Coverings 

Executive Order 2020-147: went into effect, requiring face coverings be worn in an indoor public space or crowded outdoor space and requires that businesses open to the public must refuse entry and service to anyone not wearing some type of face covering. 

Chief Cox Executive_Order_2020-147 memo outlines how the Ann Arbor Police Department will respond. As with other previous orders, AAPD's goal is compliance through education.

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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.​​

Mission S​tatem​​ent: 
To provide protection and service to all

Vision Stat​​​ement: 
All Ann Arbor police personnel are partners with the public and city administration to help the community successfully fulfill its desired destiny.​​​

Commission on Accredit​ation 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 deve​lop 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. 

Parki​​​ng 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 Dist​rict Court is also located in the A​nn 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.​

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Ann Arbor Justice Center
301 E. Huron St., 2nd floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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