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House Checks

HouseGoing to be out of town for a while? Let the Dearborn Police Department help to put your mind at ease while on vacation. Dearborn Reserve Police Officers will check your home periodically while you are gone to ensure that everything is as it should be.

Sign up online using the House Check Form, or call or visit the front desk of the Dearborn Police Department.

Information needed includes your name, address, contact information, and basic information about when you'll be gone.

Reserve Police Officers will stop by periodically to check your home. If they find anything that they think is suspicious they will immediately investigate and if need be call your contact person. It's that simple, so sign up today!

House Check Registration Form

Police Department
313-943-2241 (non-emergency)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERTThe Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that could impact our area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills. These skills include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using this training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhoods or workplaces following incidents when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in the community.

CERT is one of five organizations that operate under the Citizens Corps, the nationwide grass roots movement that encourages all Americans to help make their communities - and the nation - safer, stronger, and better prepared for all types of hazards and threats through active volunteerism.

How will the CERT program benefit Dearborn?
CERT -trained citizens have a better understanding of potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the vulnerability of these hazards. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capabilities, CERT members can apply their training to give critical support to their families, neighbors or associates in the immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site.

CERT members also assist with non-emergency projects that benefit community. CERTs have distributed and/or installed smoke alarms, replaced smoke alarm batteries for the elderly, distributed disaster education material, and provided services at special events, such as festivals, parades, sporting events, and more.

For more information, contact the Training Office at the number below.

CERT Program

Community Policing and Crime Prevention

While the police department addresses general problemsCommunityPolicing or concerns for the public, the Community Policing Unit focuses on the root of the concerns and follows up until the issues are resolved. Community Policing Officers are able to disseminate information to the citizens of Dearborn.

In addition to their Community Policing responsibilities, officers are also assigned crime prevention duties. The concept of crime prevention consists of steps you can take to limit your chances of becoming a victim of a crime. Crime Prevention consists of personal safety, identification theft awareness, and fraud prevention seminars. These seminars are held for any size group to include schoolchildren, church groups, neighborhood associations, and large community gatherings. During the past year, the Community Policing and Crime Prevention Unit presented 85 safety seminars. To augment the distribution of information related to these presentations, Public Service Announcements have been added to the City of Dearborn’s website and on the City of Dearborn Television channels.

Several of programs offered include; CERT, House Checks, Neighborhood Watch and Operation Identification.

On August 6, 2019, Community Policing Officers participated in the National Night Out on Crime sponsored by Target and Beaumont Health, with thousands of citizens in attendance, and served as our largest National Night Out event to date. The Neighborhood Watch Program enlists the participation of citizens in cooperation with the police department to reduce crime, create alert neighborhoods, and facilitate reporting of suspicious activity.

Training Office

Training and Development Office

Supervisor: Sgt. Kevin Thompson


The Training and Development Office is responsible for a vast array of initives and programs within the Dearborn Police Department and the community.

In addition to training and certifying Police personnel, the Training and Development Office is in charge of the department's Community Policing program, Honor Guard, Police Interns and Explorers, and Reserve Officers.

Training Office