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In response to input from Dearborn residents, Mayor Hammoud and Chief Shahin are allocating more police resources to traffic safety enforcement. In addition to the recently implemented Traffic Safety Unit, the entire Police Department will be part of a new initiative as of March 1, 2022 that deals with enforcement priorities and concerns posing serious risks to public health and safety. This means residents will see a significant increase in police patrol vehicles throughout neighborhoods in Dearborn to enforce hazardous moving violations such as speeding or running stop signs.

In addition to patrolling the streets, officers will also be responding to resident complaints in person.

“Mayor Hammoud and I have heard from countless residents about the public safety issues and concerns that matter to them. It was clear from these conversations that the public wants us to focus on road safety and hazardous driving,” said Chief Shahin.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, every year, more than 30,000 people die on U.S. Roadways due to fatal traffic incidents. The new Dearborn unit and the shift in priorities, driven by Mayor Hammoud and Chief Shahin, will address speeding, hazardous driving and other moving violations that directly endanger public health and safety.

As part of this initiative, the Police Department has also started a Traffic Report System where residents can report traffic-related problems in their neighborhoods. Reports can be filed online at deartbornpolice.com and cityofdearborn.org, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Traffic safety issues can be reported in person at the front desk of the Police station, or to any officer on the street or by calling 313-943-3030.

“This unit is a direct result of conversations with the community,” said Chief Shahin. “We are showing residents through this program that we are listening and taking action with their feedback.”

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