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Police Chaplains

The Police Chaplains provide religious and spiritual assistance to departmental members, employees, and citizens. They help to promote a greater understanding and cooperation between members and the community. Some of their functions include conducting invocations at various police functions, in-service training classes, and providing counseling to officers and family members as needed.

ChaplainsCorporal Gordon Morse
Pastor Emory Moss, Jr.
Rabbi Emeritus David A. Nelson
Father Terry Kerner
Pastor Deborah Satterwhite
Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
Reverend Oscar W. King, III
Reverend Fran HayesReverend Rami Abdulamashih
Imam Mohamad Mardini

In the News:
Press and Guide – Dearborn Police Department welcomes new chaplains

Administrative Division

Commanding Officer: Commander Andrew Zelazny (313) 943-2297

The Administration Division consists of one Captain, three Lieutenants, who report to the Chief, and four Sergeants. The Sergeants each have respective areas of responsibility: Special Events, and Ordinance; Building and Fleet Management; Information & Technology, License Bureau, FOIA, and Records; and the Office of Training and Development.

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Liquor Control/Enforcement

The responsibilities of Liquor Control/Enforcement are to conduct investigations for new licensees, oversee the administration of temporary liquor licenses for events, investigate complaints about businesses that sell alcohol, and to make sure that licensed establishments operate in compliance with the Michigan Liquor Control
Commission laws and administrative rules.

The Dearborn Police Liquor Control Enforcement handles all complaints related to the operation of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s licensed businesses in the City of Dearborn. Dearborn Police Liquor Control / Enforcement also conducts random checks of licensed businesses for compliance with the liquor control code.

How to Obtain a Special Liquor License
Organizations wishing to sell alcoholic beverages at a fundraiser or other function must obtain a Special License to do so.

A Special License is issued only to non-profit religious, fraternal, civic, or patriotic organizations. Organizations must submit proof of their non-profit status to the Liquor Control Commission, and may be issued a one-day Special License for the event. No organizations, including its auxiliaries, may receive more than five Special Licenses during one calendar year.

Liquor Control/Enforcement

Police Intern Program

Interns are afforded the opportunity to learn and participate in the functions at the police department. They must maintain a high academic standard inIntern college while employed. Police Interns assist the police department in many functions, including: Homecoming; Memorial Day Parade; Farmer’s Market; Crime Prevention Safety Talks; neighborhood crime prevention, Neighborhood Watch canvassing; and NIXLE presentations.

Police Interns are also used for front desk duties, clerical duties, and day-to-day operations. All of the Police Interns have aspirations of becoming full-time Dearborn Police Officers, and several interns were hired into full-time positions within the Police Department during FY2020.

During FY2020, the Office of Training & Development obtained a grant from the Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority in the amount of $50,000 to hire 35 additional temporary, Summer Police Interns. These additional Summer Interns receive training, mentoring and assist the regular Interns with day-to-day activities.

For more information on the department’s Intern Program, please contact the number below.

Training Office