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Specialty Units

The Dearborn Police Department’s Specialty Units include Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Crisis Negotiation Team, Bomb Squad, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Team, and the Canine (K-9) Unit. Officers assigned to these units serve in these functions in addition to their normally assigned duties.

Learn more about each of these programs by clicking on the menu links.

FTO Program


The department’s Field Training and Evaluation Program is composed of five phases over the course of eighteen months. During each phase, the probationary officer is assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO). Only those officers whose work history indicates reliable performance along with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally as an instructor are chosen to be FTOs. Officers selected as FTOs receive 40 hours of state-certified instruction to prepare the skills necessary to apply practical in-the-field training/coaching techniques, and to reliably assess the probationary officer’s performance.


Beat Maps

To more efficiently serve the members of our community, the City of Dearborn has been divided into eight “Patrol Beats”. By tracking data from each Beat, the Dearborn Police Department is able to track trends and identify proactive measures that can be taken to improve the safety and quality of life for our residents and visitors to our community.beatmap

Download: Dearborn Police Beat 1 – 8 Maps
Neighborhood Community Policing Inititative