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The Ann Arbor Police Department is committed to strengthening relationships with the community it serves.  Over the last year, the department has had the opportunity to renew our focus on community engagement strategies.

AAPD looks forward to building upon the strong relationships we have forged with our neighborhoods, schools, residents and businesses as we continue to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the quality of life for everyone throughout the community. 

The Community Engagement Unit was created in an effort to improve police and community relations.  The department offers a range of services and activities to help inform and educate citizens about community policing, crime prevention, and outreach programs.

We currently have 3 officers assigned to the Community Engagement Unit.  This unit is led by Sergeant Dawn Murphy. To schedule time for our Community Engagement officers to visit your business or school please contact Sgt. Murphy at 734.794.6900, ext. 49112 or You may also reach us at

In addition to his community relations role, Sgt. Murphy shall serve as the Police Department liaison to the LGBTQ Community. In this role, Sgt. Murphy will provide outreach, recommend initiatives and programs, and serve as a positive point of contact for matters of concern for the Ann Arbor Police Department. Sgt. Murphy can be reached at


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