The Ann Arbor Police Department provides online resources to help the public be informed, aware and prepared. Knowledge and preparedness are perhaps the best defenses against threatening situations.
Know where crimes have taken place in the city. Crime Mapping pulls incident data every 24 hours from the city's police records management system.
A directory of resources and services is also available (PDF).
The below tips and resources can also help residents stay safe and secure.
Bad Check Complaints
When a bad check complaint is received, the Ann Arbor Police Department follows the guidelines established by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office Bad Check Restitution Program. Before a police report is filed, the victim of a non-sufficient funds and no account/closed account check incidents, must participate in the Bad Check Restitution Program.
Learn more about how to be prepared for a disaster or sudden emergency.
Frauds and Scams
Millions of people fall victim to fraud every year. These scammers are often combining sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They typically pressure people into making important decisions on the spot. Learn more here about the current scams we are seeing in the area and on a national level and how to protect yourself.
Retail fraud committed by a first-time offender is eligible for the Retail Fraud First-time Offender Program.
We've provided safety tips regarding identity theft, fraud, how to keep children safe, and how to stay safe when walking, jogging or driving.