Prospective residents or current residents responding to a neighborhood call for information often request statistics on the occurrence of crime in a particular area. These statistics are available through the Crime Prevention Section. A phone call is all that is required to receive data on the types, frequency, and areas where specified crimes have occurred. To request crime statistics, contact the Crime Prevention Section at (248) 871-2750.
Vacation notice is designed to provide responding officers with contact information should they be called to an emergency at the house while the resident is on vacation. It does not provide for special attention or extra patrol. The preferred way to notify us is through the vacation notice request form. The form can be dropped off to the police department or emailed to us. Be advised incomplete forms will not be valid, please fill out all subject lines or add non applicable where necessary. If you do not have e-mail access you may call: (248) 871-2762. Please speak slowly, spell any uncommon names and answer all of the required questions.
Tours of the police facility may be scheduled by contacting the Crime Prevention Section. Tours are available to school groups, scouting troops, and other organizations and include a view of Operations, Records, Communications, the detention area, and the firing range.
Tours may be requested through the Crime Prevention Section at (248) 871-2750.
Stopping crime before it happens is an important goal for the City of Farmington Hills. The City believes that a safe community is a desirable community. The Farmington Hills Police Department has established a Crime Prevention program designed to help members of the community identify practical and meaningful methods to address safety concerns in their environments. Often, the methods involve simply re-thinking the way we place things in the environment.
Below are some guidelines and suggestions to consider when designing new landscapes or preparing maintenance plans:
The Neighborhood Watch Program is an effective means of crime control and neighborhood cohesiveness. It is a program that informs citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity and utilizing crime prevention best practices in their neighborhoods. Neighborhood Watch is a national program that has proven to help make neighborhoods safer and improve quality of life. For more information on Neighborhood Watch in your subdivision, please contact Crime Prevention at (248) 871-2750.
The Crime Prevention Section offers free security surveys to Farmington Hills residents and businesses. The survey identifies potential security risks and recommends cost effective solutions. Appointments may be made by calling (248) 871-2750.
The Police Department utilizes FH Alert, a community information system that facilitates the delivery of timely public safety information to residents via e-mail and text messaging. FH Alert has proven to be a valuable tool to inform residents of certain crime occurrences, missing or endangered persons, and hazardous conditions. Residents can subscribe to this free service by visiting here.
In compliance with Michigan law, the City of Farmington Hills has a FOIA policy. For more information, click here.
The City of Farmington Hills’ 9-1-1 center is located in the Communications Section of the Police Department and is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Communications Section personnel are specially trained in expediting emergency response through the use of sophisticated call taking and computer-aided dispatch equipment. In addition, 9-1-1 operators are skilled in the techniques of Emergency Medical Dispatching. They have been trained to provide potentially life-saving medical advice, such as the application of CPR or choking-victim techniques, via telephone, to callers before the arrival of emergency units.
Due to the limited number of incoming 9-1-1 telephone lines, use of this system is restricted to true emergencies. Department policy requires that emergency operators, who determine that an incoming 9-1-1 call is not an emergency, instruct the caller to re-dial on a non-emergency phone line and terminate the connection. Use of the 9-1-1 system is reserved, in general, to report a serious crime in progress or one that just occurred, or a life threatening situation such as a medical emergency, fire, or car accident involving personal injury.