Inquiries about prisoners held at the Farmington Hills Police Department and how to bond a prisoner out of our jail can be directed to Police Command Desk personnel by calling (248) 871-2610. The Court sets the amount of a bond. Individuals charged with felonies, or certain types of misdemeanors, are not eligible for bond until they go to court and are arraigned. After a prisoner is arraigned, he or she will be transferred to the Oakland County Jail, located at 1200 Telegraph Road in Pontiac, (248) 858-4950, unless bond is posted before being transported. All bonds posted at the Farmington Hills Police Department must be cash.
The design of modern vehicles and the existence of side airbags create a danger for officers trying to unlock a vehicle. The Farmington Hills Police Department does not perform vehicle lockouts, except for emergencies. If you lock your keys in your vehicle contact a local tow company for assistance. If a child is locked in a vehicle the Fire Department and Police Department will respond and gain access.
If you live or work in Farmington Hills and feel that the police should be aware of information (such as on-going problems, suspicious activity, stalking or continuing victimization), you should call the Farmington Hills police at (248) 871-2610 and provide this information to a Command Desk Personnel.
A missing or runaway pet or complaints regarding stray pets, should be reported to the Oakland County Animal Shelter at (248) 391-4102 and the Farmington Hills Police Department at (248) 871-2610. All lost or stray pets found by the Farmington Hills Police Department are turned over to the Oakland County Animal Shelter. The Farmington Hills Police Department maintains a record of any reported pet that is found or lost in the City. If you have lost or found a pet please call (248) 871-2600.
Any animal complaints such as animal bites, vicious animals, or a barking dog complaint please call the Farmington Hills Police Department (248) 871-2600. Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.
A Personal Protection Order, commonly known as a “PPO”, is a court order intended to protect you from being harassed, beaten, assaulted, molested, wounded or stalked. The PPO prohibits a named individual from doing these things to you. It also prohibits the named individual from entering your premises and removing your children, unless there is an overriding court order.
To obtain a PPO you must go to the Oakland County Circuit Court (6th Circuit Court) at 1200 North Telegraph in Pontiac. You can contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division, located in the same complex, at 1200 North Telegraph in Pontiac, or call (248) 452-9725.
It is the policy of the Farmington Hills Police Department to investigate all complaints of alleged employee misconduct, to equitably determine whether the allegations are valid and to take appropriate action.
If you have a complaint against a Police Department employee, you should contact the Police Command Desk at (248) 871-2610 and ask to speak with a supervisor. The Farmington Hills Police Department is committed to providing excellent police services and welcomes any opportunity to work with the public. Please click here for a citizen complaint form.
Complaint forms are also available at the Police Department Command Desk 24 hours a day.
The Traffic Section’s primary duty is to ensure the safety of the motoring public. This section investigates serious crashes and conducts crash follow-up investigations. Other duties include warrant preparation for serious traffic offenses and traffic enforcement at targeted problem areas. This section also manages the school crossing guards, abandoned vehicles and various other programs.
The Traffic Section has operated a Motor Carrier Enforcement program since 1997. The program’s objectives are two-fold: first, to ensure the safety of the motoring public by assuring that truck drivers are obeying traffic laws and operating properly equipped vehicles; and second, to reduce potential damage to City roads by identifying improperly loaded or overloaded trucks.
This program involves the assistance of volunteer citizens to help enforce handicap-parking and fire lane regulations. Participants who meet specific qualifications are responsible for issuing citations to illegally parked vehicles in handicap designated parking spaces. This program was instituted in 1990. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Traffic Section at (248) 871-2630.
Requests for the placement of traffic control devices, such as speed bumps or stop signs, should be made to the City’s Traffic Engineer at (248) 871-2560.
Michigan law requires a written report to be filed if the crash occurred on a public roadway and resulted in an injury or combined damage in excess of $1,000. It is best to report a traffic crash at the time it occurs. Officers will respond to the scene when summoned to file such a report. If you are filing a traffic crash report at a later time or date, you will need to contact the other involved party or parties and schedule a mutually acceptable time for all parties to appear at the station. It is necessary for all parties involved in a crash to be present when making a report so discrepancies can be resolved. If possible, you should drive the involved vehicle so the officer taking the report may inspect the damage. Reports can be made 24 hours a day at the Command Desk of the Police Department.
The Traffic Safety Section assists private property owners with removing abandon vehicles left on their property. The vehicles are only removed at the request of the property owners. The Traffic Safety Section responds to verify the vehicle is not stolen and notifies the Secretary of State that the vehicle has been impounded. The Secretary of State notifies the registered owner of the vehicle that their vehicle has been impounded.
Fines for traffic offenses are established by the 47th District Court. Requests to schedule hearings to appeal a citation should be directed to the court by the date indicated on the front of the citation. The court can be contacted Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at (248) 871-2900.
The 47th District Court is located behind the Farmington Hills City Hall and Police Department at the corner of Eleven Mile and Orchard Lake Roads. The court address is 31605 West Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336.
Starting on Thursday, March 14, 2019, "Frost Laws" will be in effect with a 25% weight reduction on the designated Class A roadways and 35% reduction on Class B roadways.
City of Farmington Hills Truck Operators Map
The Directed Patrol Unit is a specialized unit that identifies and addresses crime patterns within the City of Farmington Hills. The unit is made up of several officers and is directly supervised by a sergeant. DPU supports the Patrol Division with calls for service and focuses on specific crime issues when they’re identified.
Emergencies may be reported by dialing 9-1-1. Non-emergency police incidents occurring within the jurisdiction of the Farmington Hills Police Department may be reported in person at any time. Non-emergency reports may be made at the Command Desk at the Police Department. If you are currently in the city, you may call 248-871-2600 to have a police car dispatched to your location. Questions or inquiries may be directed to the Police Command Desk at (248) 871-2610.
The Department encourages crime tip reporting. Properly reported tips are assigned to an investigator for follow up. Tipsters may remain anonymous and/or request that their identities remain confidential. Call (248) 871-2610 to report a crime tip or for further information.
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or ask a neighbor to call if you are unable. If you are not in immediate danger but wish to report the incident, call the Farmington Hills Police Department non-emergency number (248) 871-2600, or come to the Farmington Hills Police Department. This should be done as soon as possible after the incident to preserve evidence. You should also seek medical attention for any injuries you may have suffered.
All reports of domestic violence are investigated.
For more information about domestic violence, go to HAVEN'S website at https://www.haven-oakland.org
For more information about how to obtain a PPO, you can call the Women’s Survival Center PPO Assistance Office at 248-975-9511 or go to the Personal Protection Order (PPO) Office section of HAVEN'S website at https://www.haven-oakland.org/programs/ppo
Information about shelters and resources for domestic violence victims is available from a statewide 24 hour toll free hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
Catholic Social Services
Jewish Family Services
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Oakland County Bar Association (Lawyer Referral)
H.A.V.E.N. (24 Hours)
Jewish Family Services
If you need help from other public service agencies, you may seek help from some of following listed organizations.
24-hour line (248) 456-0909 or
Toll Free (800) 231-1127
Toll Free: (877) 922-1274
Common Ground Sanctuary
(248) 456-0909 or (800) 231-1127
Due to the confidential and sensitive nature of criminal investigations, information and the status of open investigations will not be provided over the internet. If you are the victim of a crime and request updated information regarding the status of your case, please contact the Investigative Division. You may telephone the Investigative Division during normal business hours at (248) 871-2770, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Please be prepared to provide the complaint number of your case, if known. If the detective in charge is unavailable to promptly respond, please request to speak with a supervisor.
MACHEK MURDER – The Farmington Hills Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an international fugitive, Edgardo Luis Perez, who is wanted for murder, international flight, and the unauthorized use of the murder victim’s credit card. The victim, Gordon Machek, was discovered murdered in his Farmington Hills home on October 20, 2001.
Edgardo Perez is a former resident of Beverly Hills, Michigan. He may be hiding in Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, or the United States.
Investigators are still looking for the victim’s remains and the missing black-colored steamer trunk believed to contain the body. The trunk looks like a pirate’s chest. It is 2’x4’x3’ with metal straps, handles, and a pull-out wooden tray.
WANTED FOR HOMICIDE
Edgardo Perez, Hispanic male, age 19 at date of murder, 5’6”, 140 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, no scars.
Please contact Detective Sergeant Scott Cronin with any information at (248) 871-2775 or (248) 871-2770. For immediate assistance with information, please contact the Command Desk at (248) 871-2610 24 hours a day.
MCKENZIE MURDER– Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for any information regarding the murder of Darlene Rene’ McKenzie.
In June of 1975, Oakland County Road Commission employees found the remains of a young female in the area of I-696 east of Haggerty Road. The Oakland County Medical Examiner determined the young female was the victim of a homicide. The victim remained unidentified until 2016, when she was matched to a missing person report made by her now adult daughter. Through DNA collected from her daughter, the victim was identified as Darlene Rene’ McKenzie. Darlene was 15 years old at the time of her death and was a resident of Detroit.
Please contact the Farmington Hills Police Department Command Desk at 248-871-2610 24 hours a day or a Detective Sergeant at 248-871-2770 during business hours with any information about this case. You can also contact Michigan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587) to provide information.
The Department, in cooperation with the Farmington Public Schools, assigns School Liaison Officers to provide law enforcement resources to all Farmington Hills schools. The School Liaison Program has been in effect since 1989. School Liaison Officers maintain offices at North Farmington and Harrison High Schools. These officers investigate incidents that occur on school property, serve as resources for school administration, staff and students, and provide a link between the students and the Police Department.