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The Ann Arbor Police Department detective bureau investigates criminal activity reported in the city of Ann Arbor. Detectives’ responsibilities typically begin after the patrol section’s initial response and report. The detectives handle any necessary follow up needed to ensure a complete investigation is presented to the Washtenaw County prosecutor for warrant authorization and later court proceedings.
Patrol, K-9 and SWAT
Patrol Unit - The uniformed patrol section is responsible for 24/7 emergency and nonemergency response throughout the city of Ann Arbor. The patrol section is responsible for traffic enforcement as well as the enforcement of the laws of the State of Michigan and local ordinances.
K9 Unit - The AAPD currently has two police service dogs (PSD) in service. PSDs are used to track criminal suspects from crime scenes, search buildings and other areas for hidden suspects, locate evidence or drugs and search for lost or missing persons. They also protect their police partners and assist the department in investigating criminal activity.
SWAT/CNT Teams - Members of these units have received advanced training in special weapons and tactics (SWAT) and crisis negotiations (CNT). These teams are typically activated when there are tactical or negotiation needs that exceed the capabilities of an agency's normal resources.
Compliments and AAPD conduct complaints are directed to the professional standards division.
Traffic Enforcement and Special Services
The traffic enforcement and special services section handles all traffic-related activity and special events in the city. Traffic activity includes traffic problems, serious-crash investigations and any other traffic incidents. Special events includes the Ann Arbor Art Fair, University of Michigan stadium/sports events and dignitary visits. This section also encompases animal control, community special events, community standards enforcement, taxi licensing, vehicle impounds (towing).
The training section is committed to coordinating training for new hires and current employees.