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Many City buildings closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27

Court Forms Coming Soon!

Free Smoke Detectors Available for Dearborn Residents with Installation from the Dearborn Fire Department

Dearborn and Melvindale residents can schedule an appointment to have Dearborn Fire Department staff install smoke detectors in their homes at no cost. Funded through a competitive federal grant, the program provides the free installation of smoke detectors to any owner-occupied household, regardless of income.

Call 313-943-2134 to set up an appointment. If your call is answered by the voicemail system, please leave a message and you will receive a timely reply. Appointments are typically available Monday-Friday only.

Properly installed and working smoke alarms have been shown to drastically reduce the chance of dying in a house fire.

“We continue installing free smoke detectors because we know they save lives,” said Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph Murray.

Rental properties do not qualify for the smoke detector program because under building codes, they are required to have working alarms already. People living in rental properties with no working smoke alarms should call 313-943-2134 to make a report.

The Fire Department has offered this program since 2015, installing about 7,000 smoke detectors in Dearborn homes thus far.

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Dearborn Police & Dearborn Goodfellows partner to host a food collection Sat., Oct.8

As part of the National Faith & Blue Weekend, the Dearborn Police Department and Dearborn Goodfellows “No Child Without a Christmas,” will be collecting non-perishable food items to help support local families with any food insecurities.

The food collection will be taking place at the front doors of the Dearborn Police Department, 16099 Michigan Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., October 8.

Food drive photo PD and Goodfellows

 

Leaf Collection 2023 Details Coming Soon!

Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin Appointed to the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-Based Security Advisory Council

The Dearborn Police Department is proud to announce that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Police Chief Issa Shahin to its Faith-Based Security Advisory Council. The Council is made up of 25 of the most distinguished leaders from various faith communities, who will meet for the first time on Thursday, Oct. 6. According to the DHS, the newly appointed group will be called upon to advise the Secretary of Homeland Security on a variety of critical matters as they relate to security and preparedness.

According to DHS, the newly-appointed Council will enhance efforts to protect houses of worship while also improving coordination and sharing of threat information with faith communities. The Council was created to be organizationally independent, according to DHS.

The recently-announced members represent various faith communities and a diversity of denominations, as well as law enforcement. Chief Shahin will serve in this role as a representative of law enforcement, as a practicing Muslim, and as a voice for the many faiths served within the Dearborn community.

Chief Shahin stated, “I am honored to serve in this role for the City of Dearborn. We are a diverse community with a unique faith population that makes our city so appealing to those who reside here. With numerous churches, mosques, and service clubs, I welcome the opportunity to bring Dearborn’s specific concerns to the table for the benefit of the Council, the country, and our community.”

According to a statement from the DHS, this initiative is intended to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from acts of targeted violence, terrorism, and other threats. As a result, the Council’s membership is reflective of President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ priorities on diversity, equity, and inclusion, while also ensuring a wide range of diverse voices across various faith traditions are represented.

To learn more about the Council, visit: https://www.dhs.gov/faith-based-security-advisory-council

To learn more about Chief Shahin, visit: https://cityofdearborn.org/police-dept/dpd-chief

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