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Traffic Enforcement and Special Services

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​​​​​​The Ann Arbor Police Department Special Services Section handles all traffic-related activity and special events in the city.  Traffic activity includes traffic problems, se​rious crash investigations and any other traffic incidents. Special events includes the Ann Arbor Art Fair, University of Michigan stadium/sports events and ​dignitary visits.

Lt. Mike Scherba, mscherba@a2gov.org​, and Sgt. Bill Clock, wclock@a2gov.org, supervise the unit. 

​Animal Control

Animal Control - Dogs must be secured by a leash held by their owner or attendant while walking or, while on premises, secured by a leash which is attached to a stationary object and attended by an owner.  ​To request removal of a dead animal from public property, call Washtenaw Metro Dispatch at 734.994.2911.​

Community Stan​​dards Enforcement

The community standards enforcement unit of the Ann Arbor Police Department serves an integral role in maintaining the quality of life in Ann Arbor. This unit has primary responsibility to enforce the city codes and ordinances that protect the public health, welfare and safety of the residents; including the enforcement of parking violations, grass cutting, snow/ice removal and much more. ​

Crash Investigation

The Ann Arbor Police Department has (1) sergeant and (3) officers currently trained as traffic crash reconstructionists. These officers, along with the six crash investigators, are on call to investigate any serious injury or fatal traffic crashes. The team, supervised by Sgt. Clock, also collaborates with other Washtenaw County police agencies to investigate serious crashes.​

Pistol Licens​es

Pistol licenses to purchase (LTP) can be completed with the AAPD. If you are buying a handgun from someone with a federal firearms license (FFL), including a retail store, a license to purchase is not necessary to obtain prior to your purchase. If you are obtaining a pistol from a private individual who does not have an FFL, you will be required to get a license to purchase prior to obtaining the pistol; however, you may obtain the license to purchase from any police agency in Michigan, not just the police agency for where you reside. ​

Special Events

Sgt. Clock works closely with City Hall, the University of Michigan Athletic and Police departments, and many smaller groups coordinating special events. These events are as small as 5K runs, and as large as a UM vs. MSU football game.  Sgt. Clock also works closely with federal law enforcement when any dignitaries visit Ann Arbor.  ​

Traffic Enforcement

There are six traffic officers and one administrative officer assigned to the unit. The traffic officers are primarily assigned to the over 400 traffic complaints that are received each year and enforce traffic laws around the city.  The administrative officer assigns the traffic complaints, assists the 15th District Sobriety Court and supervises the school crossing guard program (if you are interested in becoming a school crossing guard contact Officer Jamie Adkins, JAdk​ins@a2gov.org). To file a traffic complaint, please complete the online form. 

​​​​Taxi, Limousine and Transportation Network Licensing​

Taxicab drivers are required to be licensed. For further information, visit the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs​

Towing/Vehicle Impounds

Having your vehicle towed and impounded is unpleasant, regardless of the reason. Information is available about what to expect if your vehicle has been towed and how to retrieve your vehicle.  ​

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