Inkster Police Department

  • Agency: Inkster Police Department
  • Address: 26279 Michigan Avenue, Inkster, 48141 MI
  • Chief: Gregory Gaskin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 313-563-9850
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Inkster Police Department is located at 26279 Michigan Avenue, Inkster, 48141 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Gregory Gaskin. The Inkster Police Department phone number is 313-563-9850.

Inkster Police Department News

Happy Halloween everyone!!!! Please take a moment to look over our Halloween safety tips. Everyone at the IPD hopes all of our ghouls and goblins have a safe and fun Halloween!!! Trick or Treating Safety -Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. -Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. -Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. -Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. -Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. -Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. -Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult -Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. -Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe -Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. -Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. -Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. -When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Driving Extra Safely on Halloween -Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. -Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. -Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. -Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. -Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. -Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Inkster Police Department will be helping to provide a little extra piece of mind this Halloween. We will be scanning Halloween candy with a metal detector at the front desk of the IPD to help detect potential candy tampering. Just come on up to the front desk and request your candy to be scanned. Make sure to bring the candy in a plastic or cloth container that doesn’t contain metal. While we will use a metal detector to attempt to locate any metal that be present, that is no guarantee that the candy hasn’t been tampered with. Please ensure to perform a full inspection of your children’s candy before they eat it. On top of this precaution you will also see increased patrols throughout the whole city on Angels Night & Halloween to help keep our citizens safe. Don’t forget to stop by the Booker T. Dozier Rec Complex center from 6-8pm for the Halloween boo bash and trunk or treat!

The following list is complied by the Inkster Citizen Action Network (ICAN) and covers some of the events occurring during the month of November in the area that may be of interest to the community. Friday, November 2, 2018, 7P - Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2P - Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11A, 94TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3505 Walnut, Smith Chapel AME Church. (see attached) Saturday, November 3, 2018, NAN RALLY, 10A, St. Clements Episcopal Church, 4300 Harrison, contact: inkster.nan@gmail.com. Saturday, November 3, 2018, CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST, 11A, Stardust Lounge, 3736 Inkster Rd., contact: (313) 277-3810 Monday, November 5, 2018, CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 6P Orientation - 7P Meeting, City Hall, 26215 Trowbridge Tuesday, November 6, 2018, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE Wednesday, November 7, 2018, COFFEE WITH A COP, 6:30P, Gracie See, 26734 Michigan, (see attached) Saturday, November 10, 2018, MENTORING PROGRAM, 11A - 2P, Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middle Belt, contact: Sisters Who Are Powerful (313) 729-4948 (see attached) Wednesday, November 14, 2018, BAKE SALE, 10A - 1P, Inkster Police Department Lobby, 26279 Michigan (see attached) Thursday, November 15, 2018, LUNCH WITH THE MAYOR, 12N, Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middle Belt Monday, November 19, 2018, CITY COUNCIL MEETING, 6P Orientation - 7P Meeting, City Hall, 26215 Trowbridge Thursday, November 22, 2018, HAPPY THANKSGIVING Wednesday, November 28, 2018, "MEN SHARPENING YOUNG MEN MENTORING MISSION, 5:30P - 7:30P, Booker Dozier Recreation Complex 2025 Middle Belt, contact: Shaun (734) 658-6243, Eric (313) 622-8400, Andre (313) 686-9095 or seeds2feed@hotmail.com (see attached) 4th Thursday of each Month, ABUNDANT LIFE FOOD PANTRY, 2P to 4P, 2100 Hannan, Canton, MI, contact: Pastor Dan, (734) 722-7688 WEEKLY ENHANCED FITNESS CLASSES: Monday, 10:30A - Gethsemane MBC, 29066 Eton, Westland, MI Monday, 6P, Western Wayne Family Health Center, 2700 Hamlin Ct., Yoga Tuesday, 6P, Gethsemane MBC, 29066 Eton, Westland, MI Wednesday, 11A, Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middle Belt Wednesday, 6P, Western Wayne Family Health Center, 2700 Hamlin Ct. (Work out Wednesday alternating Enhance Fitness and Zumba) Thursday, "Hustle" 11A, Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middle Belt Friday, Enhance Fitness, 11A, Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middle Belt, Thank you ICAN

The auction has ended, thank you everyone for coming out despite the monsoon!!! 😝

Here’s a sneak peak of the auction items!! Bidding begins at 1pm. Get up here now! Cash only, all items sold as is!

Here’s a few more photos from tonight’s “un-movie night” as Octavia called it. The rain may have put a damper on our plans but it can’t ruin our fun! Thank you to Octavia for helping with the concessions, to the officers who helped set up and stayed to spend time with the kids and of course to those of you citizens who came up and joined in! Well movie nights are a wrap for the 2018 season and what can I say, we love all of you who helped make them great. From the citizens who came out and watched the movies with us to the volunteers and officers who helped make it all possible, we truly could not do what we do without your support, thank you for being awesome!!! To my loyal movie night goers, I’m going to miss seeing your faces and getting your hugs every month...don’t be strangers, come on up to the PD anytime and visit and I hope to see you in the community and at winter events! As always it was a pleasure, see you all next spring!!! Hope see you on the 31st for the Boo Bash & Trunk or Treat at the Rec Complex!

This rain looks like it is going to persist so movie night may be canceled but we will still have fun! We have so many pumpkins that were generously donated by Block's Stand & Greenhouse, that we can’t let go to waste!!! The hot dogs are cooked, the popcorn is popped, and the hot chocolate is hot so come on up to the Inkster Police Department Lobby for some free treats and pumpkin coloring!! Oh did I forget to mention that we also have candy!!!!!!

Well I’m at very sad to say that in the last two years of monthly movie nights we have never had to cancel one. Mother Nature has been generous to us, but today she’s just not giving in. This rain looks like it is going to persist... but we have so many pumpkins that were generously donated by Block's Stand & Greenhouse, that we can’t let go to waste!!! The hot dogs are cooked, the popcorn is popped, and the hot chocolate is hot so come on up to the Inkster Police Department Lobby for some free treats and pumpkin coloring!! Oh did I forget to mention that we also have candy!!!!!! The raffle gifts that were donated by F & R Automotive will be raffled off at the Boo Bash & Trunk or Treat that is happening at the Booker Dozier Rec Complex on Halloween.

Alright folks this rain is worrying me, we may have to cancel movie night tonight 😢. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, I’ll make a post within the next hour if we have to cancel it.

Crime stoppers informational forum

The Inkster Police Department is looking for any information in connection with a shots fired call that occurred on 10/08/2018. The pictured vehicle was occupied by at least two individuals and left the scene westbound on Oakwood near Middlebelt. Anyone with any information is urged to please contact Detective Shafer at 313-563-9850 Ext. 23125. All tips can remain anonymous. Additional anonymous tips can can be submitted to crime stoppers at 1800speakup.org or by calling 313-922-5000.

Thank you everyone for joining us this morning at Applewood Coney Island for National Coffee with a Cop Day!!! The “cops” in attendance were Police Chief Riley, Assisant Chief Ratliff, Ordinance Officer Wall, Officer Lebo & Michigan State Police Trooper DeClerq. Thank you for coming out and being there for our citizens! I would also like to thank our city officials, Councilman Steven Chisholm, Councilman Timothy Williams, and Media Specialist Troy Seaton for coming out today and representing! It was a nice turnout with great conversation! To our residents and local organization representatives, I appreciate each and every one of you, it is you that make our events successful, thank you for your participation and support! We hope you will join us next month on November 14th at 6:30pm for our evening session at Gracie See Pastaria!

The all districts meeting is starting now in the council chambers! This is your opportunity to speak directly to your city councilors about pressing issues that are important to you!

Additional photos from the first annual First Injected Car-Nival, there were just too many awesome cars to fit in one post! Enjoy, if you have any photos from the event, feel free to share!!

I’m a little behind but here are some more photos from the first annual Inkster Fuel Injected Car-Nival!! It was a great day with an amazing turn out, we would also like to extend congratulations to our trophy winners! Thank you to everyone for bringing out some truly beautiful cars and spending the day with us. We will definitely be hosting additional car shows next year, we hope everyone in attendance had a great time and we will see you next year!! To all our volunteers and vendors, thank you so much for making our first show so successful!!!

I just wanted to share a video of the kids thoroughly enjoying themselves dancing their feet off before Moana started! ❤️——————————————————————This past Friday the Inkster Police Department brought our movie night equipment over to the Canterbury Woods Apartment complex to help them host their first ever Movie Night at Canterbury Woods! The kids and adults in attendance had a great time watching Moana and chowing down on free hot dogs, snow cones & popcorn courtesy of Canterbury Woods management. Great job Canterbury Woods for going the extra mile to help bring your apartment community together for a night of free family fun!

This past Friday the Inkster Police Department brought our movie night equipment over to the Canterbury Woods Apartment complex to help them host their first ever Movie Night at Canterbury Woods! The kids and adults in attendance had a great time watching Moana and chowing down on free hot dogs, snow cones & popcorn courtesy of Canterbury Woods management. Great job Canterbury Woods for going the extra mile to help bring your apartment community together for a night of free family fun!

See attached October 2018 Commission on Aging Newsletter!

Puppy found in the area of Michigan Ave & John Daly. Please share to get the word out there and help them get home! Anyone with information can call the Inkster Police Front Desk at 313-563-9850, or click the “call now” button at the top of our page. Must provide proof of ownership.

Members from the Inkster Commission on Aging attended the UniverSoul Circus in Detroit today at Chene Park. It’s such a cool show and there are only three more days left before they leave town. If you haven’t visited it yet I would highly recommend it!!!

We hope you will join Police Chief Riley, Assisant Chief Ratliff, Ordinance Officer Wall, Ofc. Lebo & Michigan State Police Trooper DeClerq for this months coffee with a cop! The coffee is on us! October 3rd is National Coffee with a Cop Day so we will be sitting down at Applewood Coney Island located at 28640 Michigan Ave. in Inkster at 10am for cup of coffee and good conversation. Please join us!!! See the event page for more details...https://www.facebook.com/events/240400729979108/

Hope to see everyone soon for the car show today from 3pm-7pm on the south west corner of Inkster & Michigan Ave - 27425 Michigan Ave, Inkster Mi 48141 !!! Event parking for attendees will be in the parking lot behind the fire station next to the post office on Hamlin Rd or the dirt parking lot on the south east corner of Inkster Rd. And Michigan Ave. an Inkster Police truck is parked in the lot. There will be three trophies given out for “Best in Show – Mayor’s choice”, “Coolest Hot Rod – Chief’s Choice”, “Coolest Custom – Kids Choice” & “Best in Show Motorcycle”. The dash plaques are available to the first 50 vehicles who register! The T-Shirts were designed & printed by Blue Line Custom Shirts and will be given away to the first 100 people in attendance. The dash plaques and t-shirts are come first serve so get here early!!! DJ Romeo will be there playing classic car hits & food trucks will be parked nearby with a variety of choices to cover all tastes. We hope you will join us this Saturday September 22nd from 3pm-7pm on the south west corner of Inkster & Michigan Ave 27425 Michigan Ave, Inkster Mi 48141 in the parking lot of the dollar general.

Don’t let today’s weather scare you away from tonight’s movie night!!! The rain should be cleared up by 6pm and the wind is scheduled to die down as well!!! Hope to see you all at 8pm for movie night at the PD!!! Tonight’s FREE movie night raffle is courtesy of F&R Automotive in Wayne Michigan, we trust them with our patrol cars, you should trust them with your vehicles!!! They always do excellent work and are a group of really good people. Come on out we’re watching Trolls! Free hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones!! We will be raffling off two tricycles & two 20inch bicycles along with a bunch of other toys and goodies! Don’t miss out!

This past Saturday, September 15th the Inkster Police Department lost one of its own. Auxiliary Officer Dorothy Gardner was a dedicated public servant who donated her time, not just to the auxiliary police, but to the City of Inkster as a whole. Dorothy grew up on Ludington St. in Inkster, was a graduate of Inkster High School and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in teaching special education with a minor in art from Western Michigan University. Dorothy taught special education all around the country including back home in Inkster where her public service continued with sitting on many boards including the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, the Library Board, and the Inkster Commission on Aging. She spent many years with the Commission on Aging and it was her idea to host quarterly bake sales to help fund community outreach. While a bake sale may seem like a small detail in the grand scheme of things, it has had a huge impact on the Inkster Police Department, it is with those funds that we were able to purchase the concession equipment to start Movie Nights at the Police Department and not only host them but offer the night out for free. It has been over two years since our first bake sale and we have been able to not only continue the movie nights, but purchase basketballs & jump ropes for local children and host numerous other community building events. It is in her honor that I am pleased to announce that those bake sales will now be named “Dorothy Gardner Memorial Bake Sale”. She was so involved in the city that if there was a community event there was a good chance she was there, probably volunteering her time, but more importantly blessing all of us with her positive spirit and warm smile. I personally remember training her during the auxiliary police academy and let me tell you…she was a force to be reckoned with and she certainly gave those young bucks a run for their money! She was an amazing person, dedicated public servant and I am honored to call her our friend. Dorothy Garder, aka Messy Cat, you will be truly missed. We love you. Her dedication persisted even in death, she decided to donate her body to science and her family wanted everyone to know that they will be hosting a memorial service near her birthday in August of 2019.

Just wanted to give everyone a sneak peak of the trophy’s you can win if you register a car for Saturday’s car show! There will be three trophies given out for “Best in Show – Mayor’s choice”, “Coolest Hot Rod – Chief’s Choice”, “Coolest Custom – Kids Choice” & “Best in Show Motorcycle”. The dash plaques are available to the first 50 vehicles who register! The T-Shirts were designed & printed by Blue Line Custom Shirts and will be given away to the first 100 people in attendance. The dash plaques and t-shirts are come first serve so get here early!!! If you pre register and are within the first 50 cars you will receive these items, and while pre registration is encouraged we will take drive up registrations the day of. DJ Romeo will be there playing classic car hits & food trucks will be parked nearby with a variety of choices to cover all tastes. We hope you will join us this Saturday September 22nd from 3pm-7pm on the south west corner of Inkster & Michigan Ave 27425 Michigan Ave, Inkster Mi 48141 in the parking lot of the dollar general. Check out the event page for more details! https://www.facebook.com/events/1608923459253214??ti=ia