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False Alarms Inquiries

This program monitors false alarm reports within the City, and records, reviews, and works with business owners to prevent nuisance. Repeat violators are sent warning letters and are eventually billed on an increasing scale for repeated ordinance violations.

False Alarm Inquiries

Per Sec. 14-10 – Alarm Systems:

False alarm shall mean an alarm signal activated by inadvertence, negligence, or unintentional act necessitating response by the police department and/or fire department.

Exceptions. The following circumstances shall not constitute a false alarm, and no fee shall be assessed:

1. Alarm conditions activated by a person working on the alarm system with prior notification to the city police department and/or fire department.
2. Alarms which can be substantiated as being activated by disruption or disturbance of utility company facilities or motor vehicle-utility pole accidents or by storm conditions.

Any person wishing to appeal a false alarm bill must submit their reason for the request in writing, along with any supportive documentation, to the Security Systems Board via the Chief of Police. The Security Systems Board will schedule a hearing date/time and meet on a monthly basis to grant a hearing to review these appeals.

Please call to confirm your attendance. Failure to appear means abandonment of your appeal.

The board shall meet on a monthly basis to consider all appeals properly filed. After hearing an appeal, the board may sustain the assessment of the false alarm fee, or cancel the assessment.

• The findings and decisions of the security systems board shall be summarized, reduced to writing, and filed with the office of the chief of police.
• No more than two appeals may be filed by any person affected by the assessment of a false alarm fee per calendar year.

Accident Reports

Accident reports can be obtained in-person at the Records Bureau at the hours listed below:

Monday and Wednesday: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 11:30am

Record Bureau

Alternatively, CLEMIS is now offering a service to the public in an effort to make accident report purchases more convenient. Accident Reports may be purchased by Visa, MasterCard and Discover via their web site.


Record Bureau

DearbornPoliceSupervisor: Sergeant Mark Gorbe

The Record Bureau is the central repository of all departmental reports and personnel records. All departmental reports, permits, and licenses are forwarded to the Record Bureau for final processing.

Records are not limited to police reports or investigations. They include accident reports, traffic tickets, arrest records, fingerprints, a sex offender roster, and permits and licenses required for firearms purchases.

Learn more by exploring the links to the side. 

Monday and Wednesday: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 11:30am
  12:30pm – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am – 11:00am
Gun Purchase Permits:  
Wednesday: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 11:00am
Monday and Wednesday 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am – 11:00am
  12:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 11:00am


Record Bureau

Police Explorer Post 1177

The Dearborn Police Explorer Post 1177 was established in 1968 and is run and facilitated by the Training and Development Office. Members are comprised of young volunteers from the ninth grade through the age of 21. They attend weekly meetings and training at the police department. Each individual in the Post does approximately 500 hours of community service during the year. Active recruitment at area high schools and special events maintain the Post’s membership.

Police Exploreres

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The Post does fundraising and accepts donations to go toward the Post’s activities and events. These funds were to be used to attend the 2020 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was canceled. The Post has furthered a relationship with The Henry Ford over FY2020, where they make donations to the Post for assisting at its many special events as well.

For more information on Explorer Post 1177, please contact the Training and Development Office at the number below.

Training Office