Melvindale Police Department

  • Agency: Melvindale Police Department
  • Address: 3100 Oakwood Boulevard, Melvindale, 48122 MI
  • Chief: Rick Cadez (Chief of Police)
Phone: 313-429-1070
Fax: 313-382-6038

Melvindale Police Department is located at 3100 Oakwood Boulevard, Melvindale, 48122 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Cadez. The Melvindale Police Department phone number is 313-429-1070.

Melvindale Police Department News

Melvindale Police Department is now part of a website called crime mapping. This website interacts with our Clemis computer report writing system. When a crime is reported to the Police Department, an icon will appear on the City of Melvindale map indicating the location, type of crime with the date and time it occurred. This website will give updated information informing citizens of what types of crimes are occurring in the City of Melvindale. The Police Department encourages residents to sign up on this website to monitor what is happening in your neighborhoods. The website has many options, including setting up alerts to notify residents when a crime is reported in their neighborhood. Use the link below to open the app, sign up and explore its benefits. https://www.crimemapping.com/map/mi/melvindale

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Melvindale Police Department’s transition to the Central Dispatch has been successful. The following highlights briefly describe the service benefits: 1. Police Staffing – Eliminating the need to answer phones allows the opportunity to redeploy senior command officers to other police duties and responsibilities. These senior command officers will be on road patrol handling calls and citizen concerns. This provides a substantial benefit to the community to have these additional senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to the work they are trained to do. 2. Medical Emergency: Four years ago the Melvindale Fire Department successfully combined fire/ambulance services with Dearborn Fire Department. Prior to Central Dispatch, the Melvindale Police Department transferred 911 ambulance/fire calls to the City of Dearborn dispatch center to contact the Fire Department. Since entering Central Dispatch, all 911 calls are answered and dispatched immediately. This “best practice” procedure eliminates phone call transfer time thus increases response time. 3. Dispatch Staffing – Previously, one desk officer answered the 911 Calls, Non-Emergency calls, Non-Police related calls, maintained jail prisoners and supervised the road patrol. During emergencies that involved multiple simultaneous 911 calls, this “one officer” operation did not allow them to answer the calls efficiently. This previous inefficiency was a concern for public safety during emergencies. The Central Dispatch provides the services of multiple highly-trained dispatch professionals to answer all calls. 4. The five-year Central Dispatch contract is zero cost to the taxpayers. 5. The Melvindale Police Department’s patrol operations, staffing levels and services will remain the same and continue to operate seven days per week and twenty-four hours per day. 6. The Police Department and City Hall will now have the same hours of operation: Open Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Monday – Friday 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. Closed Monday – Friday 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 7. During closed lobby hours, the call box located at the front entrance of City Hall may be utilized. The call box is a direct line to the Dearborn Dispatch Center. Upon your request, Officers will immediately be dispatched to your location. 8. Closing the lobby during those times allows the Police Department to redeploy the officer who would previously be answering phone calls to now work the road. 9. If the nature of your call is not an emergency, use the unchanged non-emergency phone number (313)429-1070 and listen to the extension prompts to be connected to the service division you wish to speak with, ie., dispatch, detective bureau, animal control.

Please share this with anyone in Melvindale, that you know could benefit from this. https://cityofdearborn.org/services/public-safety/dearborn-special-needs-registry

Melvindale Police Department On Thursday, April 5th 2018, the Melvindale Police Department will be merging dispatch services with the City of Dearborn. Dispatch services WILL NOT be interrupted. Emergency 911 calls will be answered by the Dearborn Dispatch Center. If the nature of your call is not an emergency, use the unchanged non-emergency phone number (313) 429-1070 and listen to the extension prompts to be connected to the service division you wish to speak with. There will be NO change to daily patrol operations. Melvindale Police Department will be operating and servicing calls 7 days a week 24 hours a day. The Police Department Lobby and City Hall will now have the same hours of operation: Open Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. Monday – Friday 1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m. Closed Monday – Friday 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays During closed lobby hours, the call box located at the front entrance of City Hall, may be utilized. The call box is a direct line to the Dearborn Dispatch Center. Upon your request Officers will immediately be dispatched to your location. Police Chief John Allen

We made an arrest on Thursday for a threat that was made against the ABT school. That person was charged today for his actions and will be forced to face his decision in front of a judge or jury, who will ultimately decide if he is innocent or guilty. We would like to thank the leadership of the ABT academy for informing our department of the threats and for assisting us with the investigation. Our detective bureau worked tirelessly and we commend them for their hard work and dedication to our community.

Unfortunately we have to share this posting and update it to include today. There was a new threat made today and the decision was made to again cancel school.

There has been a threat at the Academy for Business and Technology (ABT) School. Law Enforcement and ABT Staff are working together to solve the situation. If you have any information please contact the Melvindale Police Department. ABT School will be closed tomorrow, 03/21/2018.

Good morning Melvindale residents! We have free gun locks and he/she can pick one up from our police desk. Sorry, only one per person.

Keep an eye out for yourselves and your neighbors. https://www.wxyz.com/news/police-warning-about-a-fake-cable-company-worker-trying-to-enter-homes

Officers located some property on Allen near Oakwood this morning. If you are missing these items please come into the Melvindale Police Department and describe them to an Officer. The items are being held for safekeeping until the owner claims them.

Attention Residents: There is NOT a snow emergency in Melvindale at this time, although sirens were activated by Dearborn, Melvindale does NOT have a snow emergency.

We would like to make everyone aware there was a shooting in the city today. No one was injured from the shooting. We believe there is no cause for alarm regarding this situation as it appears to be a sale transaction that did not go as planned. With that being said, we would like to encourage our residents to utilize our police department lobby as a safe exchange zone for anyone selling items. If you have any information regarding this shooting please contact us at 313-429-1070. Thank you to all of the residents in Melvindale who are constantly working with us to keep our community safe!

A big thank you to our officers, DPW, and our citizens for making it through snowmageddon! We know we cannot make everyone happy but we sure do try our best!

SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Update: DPW will be out again plowing tonight around 9pm. Our officers 👮‍♀️ will be out along with them to ticket vehicles that have not been moved. Our objective is to have our roads clear, so please move your vehicles and make DPW’s job easier. We will not ticket for blocking the sidewalk during that period and you can park on the street as soon as it has been completely plowed. Thanks for the support. ***********ATTENTION RESIDENTS******** ***********SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED*************************** If the field house on S. Dearborn is plowed, citizens may park their vehicle (s) there. Also, we suggest that you ask a neighbor if you can park temporarily in their driveway if you do not have a driveway. We understand some citizens do not have driveways and we ask them to do their best to make arrangements. On days like today, please be aware of the following ordinance regarding parking on the street, when four or more inches of snow have fallen. Please make it easier for our dedicated DPW workers to clear our roadways. Sec. 21-32. - Snow removal; street cleaning. (a) It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street in the city after a snowfall of four inches or more has occurred and prior to the plowing of such snow. (b) It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the city on any day when such street is scheduled to be cleaned. (c) Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a civil infraction, subject to a fine of $40.00. Changes in the fine may be made by resolution of the city council from time to time. (Ord. No. 406, §§ 1, 2, 4, 2-4-76; Ord. No. 745, art. I, 12-16-09)

FYI: There will not be a Council meeting tonight due to lack of quorum.

According to WXYZ News and The National Weather Service there was a meteor that flew over Southeast Michigan. https://www.wxyz.com/news/bright-light-and-loud-sound-heard-throughout-southeast-michigan

FYI: We have had a report of Coyotes in the Rialto/Corbin area. We suggest you keep an eye on your pets and go outside with them.