In response to the expected extreme heat, temperatures reaching 90+ degrees, the City of Westland has opened several cooling centers around the City for the entire week of July 15th.  For more information about hours and locations please click here.


Patrol Division

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 Thivierge DC

Deputy Chief Brian Miller

36701 Ford Road
Westland, MI 48185

Adminstration Phone: 

Administration Fax: 


Monday through Friday

Lt. Richard Novakowski
Lt. Jason Blanchard Lt. Kevin Swope  Lt. Dawley
Day Shift A  Day Shift B Night Shift A  Night Shift B


The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible division within the Westland Police Department.  Made up of 48 sworn officers this division protects the citizens, businesses and visitors to the City of Westland.  Police services are provided 24 hour service 7 days a week.  The Patrol Division consists of four shifts, each working 12 hours. Each shift is commanded by a Lieutenant and patrol sergeants.

Several officers assigned to the patrol division are cross trained in areas such as K-9 handling, Motorcycle patrol and also serve as members of our Tactical Response Unit. Select officers have also been trained in the areas of Evidence collection, Perimeter rifle team, Field training officers and Firearms instruction

Patrol personnel are first responders to emergency situations and responsible for the following:

  • Initial investigation and reporting of crimes
  • Crime scene preservation/ evidence collection
  • Visible patrols
    • Prevent violations of Law and Ordinances
    • Arrest criminal offenders
    • Traffic direction and enforcement
  • Minor traffic crash investigation and reporting
    • Non-Injury Traffic crashes
    • Minor Injury Traffic crashes
    • Hit and run accidents
  • K-9 Officers
    • Tracking
    • Building Search
    • Narcotic Detection
  • Prisoner Management
    • Housing of inmates
    • Transportation to Court
  • Early Warning Weather Alert System

In compliance with Michigan Frost Laws, please click here to see the map of major roads of Westland Impacted by the Frost Laws.



Westland Police Cruiser 11-18-13 


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"The Westland Police Department acquired a 1991 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) from the Defense Logistics Agency. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a government program which allows Law Enforcement agencies to transfer excess government assets for local use free of charge. This HMMWV (aka Hummer) was first used by the U.S. Army in 1985 as a troop carrier and it first saw combat in Panama in 1989. The ability to change the operational plate form of the HMMWV made it a versatile piece of equipment for the US Military.  The HMMWV is a 4 wheel drive with run flat tires that has the ability to transport four personnel. It will allow the Westland Police Department the ability to operate off road and in all weather conditions such as blizzards and flooding."


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