The Community Engagement Unit of the Ann Arbor Police Department offers a wide variety of presentations. They are also available for tours of the Ann Arbor Police Station. To schedule a presentation please contact Sgt. Dawn Murphy at 734.794.6900, ext. 49112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Engagement officers have teamed up with CTN to create short video segments featuring useful information for the public. Check out the latest videos by clicking on the links below.
- April 2015 -
What Senior Citizens Should Know About Fraud and Scams
- September 2015 - AAPD Hiring Process, An Officer's Typical Day, Public Perception of Police, and more
- November 2015 - AAPD officers respond to questions regarding parking, traffic, and detective work
- December 2015 - AAPD officers discuss parking lot safety and shoplifting
- February 2016 - Former AAPD officers discuss what it was like to work as an officer in Ann Arbor between the 1950's and 1980's
- March 2016 - In this episode retired officers Tonya Padgett, Tommie Parker, Kathy Hay and Marti Molitor share their policing experiences from the 70s.
- April 2016 - In this episode we discuss fraud and identity theft with John Foster and Louise Mors from the Bank of Ann Arbor.
- June 2016 - Drunk Driving Perspectives
- July 2016 - Former Police Officer Kathy Hay and Marti Molitor talk about their experiences of policing in the 70’s and 80’s.
- August 2016 - Ann Arbor police officers Treca Zdybek and Jessica Oliverio discuss law enforcement from a female officer's perspective.
- October 2016 - Conversations with a cop.
- October 2016 - Escaping Narcotics: It can be done.
- November 2016 - Police K-9: What's it all about?
- December 2016 - Al Blixt, Intentional Communities of Washtenaw, discusses issues for individuals with disabilities; Mark McCulloch, Washtenaw Road
- March 2017 - Panel discussion on police and viral videos on social media.
Presentations are available to all businesses on a variety of topics including:
- Financial Crimes and Identity Theft
- Holiday Safety Tips
- Retail Fraud Prevention
- Workplace Violence Prevention
Safety Town is one of most popular summer safety educational programs geared for Young 5’s, Kindergarteners and First Graders.
Safety Town is sponsored by the Ann Arbor Police Department and the Ann Arbor Recreation and Education Department. The program is designed to teach children about safety in a fun and interactive learning environment.
Kids learn how to evaluate safe from unsafe when confronted with potentially dangerous situations. Students will have an opportunity to explore a child-sized mock Ann Arbor "town" on bicycles. Guest speakers include police officers, firefighters, healthcare workers, bike safety specialists and "Buster the Bus," AAPS' own talking school bus. Songs, games, stories and art projects reinforce the lessons being taught. Our program includes classes such as: Bike and vehicle safety, Stranger safety, Fire safety, Pedestrian safety, and Riding a school bus.
Click here for more information on Safety Town:
Safety Town website
An assortment of presentations are available for schools that would like to have an officer visit to promote good relationships with the police and provide educational material to youth.
- Books and Badges - this program promotes a positive association between our police officers and children in the community while encouraging an interest in reading.
- Officer Friendly - this program introduces students to police officers to foster a positive relationship. Students meet a uniformed officer and learn about their job and equipment.
The Community Engagement Unit strives to team with seniors in reducing their vulnerability with criminal behavior; consequently improving their quality of life through education and partnership.
- Coffee and Conversation with a Cop - this has been implemented by the AAPD in an effort to enhance communication between senior community members and the police department. These events are available to interested groups of seniors who would like the opportunity to ask questions and learn about new programs and efforts the police are currently focusing on in their neighborhoods. There is no set agenda for these meetings and is driven by the questions and concerns brought forward by those attending. Check out our
Neighborhood Events page for upcoming Coffee and Conversation with a Cop dates and times.
Tours of the Ann Arbor Police Station
The Ann Arbor Police Department welcomes community and student organizations for tours of the police station. Tour groups will learn about the equipment police officers use and the responsibilities of the police department. The police station tour will show the different operational areas including patrol operations, detective bureau, and jail cell area.
Tours must be scheduled at least 14 days in advance to ensure sufficient personnel are available. For safety reasons, we ask that tour groups are no larger than 20 people and that enough adults are present to supervise children.
Please contact Sgt. Dawn Murphy at 734.794.6910, ext. 49112 or
email@example.com to schedule a tour.