Westland Police Department

  • Agency: Westland Police Department
  • Address: 36701 Ford Road, Westland, 48185 MI
  • Chief: James Ridener (Chief of Police)
Phone: 734-722-9600
Fax: 734-722-3220

Westland Police Department is located at 36701 Ford Road, Westland, 48185 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is James Ridener. The Westland Police Department phone number is 734-722-9600.

Westland Police Department News

Please help if you can, and see some cool cars! As many of you are aware, a large fire at the Westwood Village Apartment Complex on May 9th left many people homeless, and their belongings destroyed. The Westland Friendship Center located at 1119 N. Newburgh, (Newburgh south of Ford Rd.) is hosting a benefit for those families TODAY, May 15th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please stop by and get a hot dog, chips and a drink for only $5! This event will be happening in conjunction with the Cruisin' Classics Car Show, so you can check out the great rides while you're there! There will also be a 50/50 type raffle, only $5 for 3 tickets. The drawing for this raffle will be this Friday, May 18th at 5 p.m. If you would like to make a donation but cannot make it to this event, you can drop it off at the Westland Friendship Center at a later time. Please, come and have a good time, and help out those in need at the same time! Thank you!

On 05/12/2018 there will be a road closures on Marquette between Wayne Rd and Newburgh and also on Carlson between Ford and Marquette during the approximate hours of 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. due to the North Brothers 5K run. Residents who need to gain access to businesses and residences will be safely escorted by the police department to their destination if and when there is a break in the 5K run large enough to safely allow a vehicle to travel across the route. If possible, please avoid Marquette between Newburgh and Wayne Rd and Carlson between Ford and Marquette between the above mentioned times. If you have any questions please contact the Westland Police Department Traffic Bureau at 734-722-9633. If you would like more information on joining the North Brothers 5K run please call 734-524-1258, or visit northbrothersford.net.

Officers Little, Allen, Donald, Kozak and K9 Hemi had a great time at WYAA's opening day! Thank you for inviting us, we hope that you have a great season!

Many of the police officers and dispatchers who were involved in this horrible incident 5 years ago today are able to remember it in vivid detail. With that being said, we have the utmost respect and compassion for our brothers at the Fire Department and the Woehlke family as well. Brian, you are in our thoughts and prayers and we will not forget the sacrifice that you made, and the risks that the members of the Westland Fire Department take every day in order to help others. Brian, thank you for your service. And to the Westland Fire Department- please be safe.

On 05/12/2018 there will be a road closures on Marquette between Wayne Rd and Newburgh and also on Carlson between Ford and Marquette during the approximate hours of 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. due to the North Brothers 5K run. Residents who need to gain access to businesses and residences will be safely escorted by the police department to their destination if and when there is a break in the 5K run large enough to safely allow a vehicle to travel across the route. If possible, please avoid Marquette between Newburgh and Wayne Rd and Carlson between Ford and Marquette between the above mentioned times. If you have any questions please contact the Westland Police Department Traffic Bureau at 734-722-9633. If you would like more information on joining the North Brothers 5K run please call 734-524-1258, or visit northbrothersford.net.

Westland MI – (May 4, 2018) Police attempt to identify subjects suspected of committing credit fraud. The Westland Police are attempting to identify the subjects shown in this release due to being suspected of credit fraud at Credit Unions including the Credit Union ONE located at 29450 Warren Rd. The pictures which were taken from ATM surveillance show a white male and another unknown passenger drive up in a dark colored SUV. Two other pictures show white males believed to be involved on ATM surveillance footage. If you are able to identify the pictured subjects please contact Detective Humphrey at 734-467-3179. Ref: 18-13440

The Westland Police Department would like to congratulate Dispatcher Marshall on her recent retirement. Dispatcher Marshall worked with the Westland Police Department Dispatch since it's merger with the Inkster Police Department dispatch in 2001, and has since been responsible for police and fire dispatching for Westland, Inkster, Wayne, and Garden City. Thank you for your service dispatcher Marshall, enjoy your well deserved retirement.

The Westland Police Department received an unusual emergency call this morning at about 8:30 a.m. The caller stated that a family of ducklings was trapped in a sewer near the intersection of Ford and Parent. Officers responded and confirmed that there were 4 ducklings trapped inside. With help from the Westland Department of Public Services, Officers Boljesic, Johns, and Lt. Serrano took to freeing the ducklings as the worried mother anxiously circled overhead. Officer Johns used two tennis rackets that the caller had with her and reached down the drain to get a few of the ducklings out, but he could not reach them all. That was when DPS stepped up with a large net and was able to save the last duckling. With all the activity in the area the mother duck was hesitant to land and get her little ones. Seeing this Officer Boljesic walked south of Ford Rd and left the ducklings. Once she saw that there were no people around, the mother landed and reunited with her ducklings, quickly scurrying away out of sight. These officers and our DPS were able to avert tragedy and save the lives of these little ducklings. Great job! City of Westland - Administration

Congratulations to newly retired Sergeant White, newly promoted Sergeant Brassfield, and welcome to Westland Officer Michael Kumeisha.

Please take a look at this excellent learning opportunity provided by the Wayne Westland School System. Social media is such a major part of of children's lives that it is extremely important for parents to have some idea of what their children are doing. While the parents are learning, a presentation is also given to youth regarding the risks of social media and the impact it plays in their lives. Dinner and child care are provided. Please see below for more information.

National Telecommunicators Week is April 8th-14th. If you know one, thank them for the job they do!

Mayor William R. Wild and Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik are attending a conference to proactively get ahead of possible threats to our community. To learn more, please click the link below.

The Westland Police Department would like to announce the successful completion of our annual CALEA Compliance Review. The Westland Police Department was first accredited by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) in April of 2016 and has participated in annual reviews of our policies and procedures since. These annual reviews serve to ensure that accredited agencies maintain compliance with CALEA standards between their official re-accreditation awards which take place every four years. This year our independent review was conducted by Compliance Service Manager John Sofie who retired out of the Renton, Washington Police Department. Mr. Sofie reported that the Westland Police Department was in full compliance with the reviewed standards and reported there were no compliance issues. We would like to thank the men and women of the Westland Police Department who have worked hard to maintain the high standards that we hold our officers to. We would also like to offer a special thanks to our accreditation team of Sergeant Nathan Macrae, Sergeant Kevin Swope and Sergeant Robert Fruit for all the hard work they put in to make sure this review was successful. The Westland Police Department is one of only eight law enforcement agencies in the state of Michigan to have achieved this accreditation.

Thank you to PD Graham for letting us come out and read to the students for March is reading month! Westland City Councilman Michael Londeau, along with Officers Rodney, Kozak, Sleep, and Sergeant Wilkie read to multiple classes of students at PD Graham. We had a great time reading to you guys, please let us know when we can come back!

Officers Kozak and Donald, along with members of the fire department were invited to the American Montessori Academy to be guest judges for a door decoration contest in honor of March is reading month. Both officers commented on how well each class had done and how hard it was to pick a winner. Thank you for inviting us!

Retired Police Officer Ronald Berna’s time as a Westland Police Officer meant more than just a job to him, but a genuine love for our community. Ronald Berna was hired as a Westland Police Officer in 1968. He served the community for 21 years until his retirement in 1989. However, retirement did not signal the end of his service to our community. After being retired for nearly 30 years Ronald maintained a strong love for the Westland Police Department and the citizens he served. Unfortunately Ronald recently passed away, but he and his family made one final gesture of good will toward the community by donating $1,000 to the Westland Police Department Police Explorer Program. Catherine Berna, Ronald’s wife, wrote us noting the camaraderie that he had with his fellow officers, and the positive interactions that he had with the citizens of Westland. Ronald and Catherine’s gift will help a new generation to experience the camaraderie and service to the public that Ronald looked back upon with gratitude. The Westland Police Explorer Program is designed for young men and woman from 14-21 years of age. This program has been not only been an introduction to law enforcement for many current police officers, but also a valuable youth group for those who chose not to pursue law enforcement as a career. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Westland Police Department Police Explorer Program please click the below link for more information. http://cityofwestland.com/departments/police-department/police-explorers Thank you Ronald and Catherine for your generous donation. Please know that it means a great deal to us and the youth that take advantage of this incredible program.

Today we received an awesome gift from some awesome people. Wesley and Missy made and delivered this beautiful Thin Blue Line American Flag with the police officers prayer printed on it. To us this is more than just wall decor. This is a sign of the incredible support we receive from our community, and it works to motivate us all. However, it IS also wall decor, and as such we have already found it a home inside the station where all of us can appreciate it. Thank you to Wesley and Missy, and to all the others who show us such great support every day. You are very appreciated.

Thank you to Wayne Westland Superintendent Holt for the kind words. It is our pleasure to be able to work with the outstanding employees in the Wayne Westland School District, and we thoroughly enjoy the additional opportunities to interact with the students. We will continue to partner with the schools in order to restore a sense of security, and will work to assure students are able to concentrate on their education. Thank you.

**Update** The Westland Police Department would like to thank those of you who shared this post, as a person has identified himself as the suspect after seeing this post being shared on social media. The suspects identification cannot be shared before he has been arraigned in court. Thank you very much for your assistance in this case! ***** Westland MI – (February 15, 2018) Police attempt to locate a vehicle that fled the scene of an injury accident. The Westland Police Department is attempting to locate a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run accident that left a bicyclist seriously injured. On Superbowl Sunday, February 4th at approximately 11:30 p.m. a bicyclist was traveling southbound on Newburgh Road near Marquette when he was struck by a vehicle from behind. The vehicle did not stop and continued southbound on Newburgh Rd. The victim, a 33 year old Westland resident, sustained significant injuries including a broken back and leg. After examining evidence left at the scene of the accident, the Westland Police Department Traffic Bureau was able to determine that the vehicle involved in the accident was a 2008 or later black Lincoln MKZ. The suspect vehicle has damage to the front passenger side bumper and a chrome colored passenger side mirror which may still be missing. If you have any information regarding this accident, the vehicle, or the driver please contact the Westland Police Traffic Bureau at 734-722-9633. Ref: 18-3865

Dances with Wolves? No, this is not Kevin Costner. It is Officer Yudt, (who clearly made a new friend today). He is one of many Westland Police Officers that has been stopping by our schools in order to meet with the staff and the students in order to make everyone feel a little more secure in light of these stressful times. We take your children's safety very seriously, and in addition to our School Resource Officer, have had officers visiting schools as much as possible when they are able to do so. The Westland Police Department is dedicated to doing whatever we can to assure the safety of our children. Please know that much like this wolf, they are in good hands. Thank you.

If you are able to donate we kindly ask you to please consider doing so. Thank you.

Please watch the below message from Dr. Holt of the Wayne-Westland Community School System.