Lieutenant Steve Bird
Hours of Operation
***EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE WESTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS BUREAU IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS IN AN EFFORT TO LIMIT THE EXPOSURE TO OUR STAFF AND THE PUBLIC. ADDITIONALLY STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO STAY HOME TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. AS SUCH THE PHONES IN THE RECORDS BUREAU ARE NOT BEING ANSWERED AT THIS TIME. IF YOU LEAVE A MESSAGE YOUR CALL WILL BE RETURNED UPON THE RESUMPTION OF NORMAL OPERATIONS. WITH REGARDS TO FOIA REQUESTS PLEASE SEE OUR OFFICIAL RESPONSE BELOW:
As a result of the Governor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-21, and in compliance with § 6 of EO 2020-21, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) processing and responses are suspended beginning at 12:01 am March 24, 2020 continuing until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm since they are not necessary to sustain or protect life, or to supporting those businesses and operations that are necessary to sustain or protect life.
For purposes of counting response times for any FOIA requests received during this time, or FOIA requests for which a response is due beginning at 12:01 am on or after March 24, 2020, through April 14, 2020 at 12:01 am, time is suspended during the effective dates of EO 2020-21. The “business day’ time period in which to respond to FOIA requests as referenced in section 5 of Michigan FOIA, MCL 15.235, shall resume as of April 14, 2020.
Services and Fees
Report Copies - $10.00 (requestor must be listed in the report). These requests must be done in person at the Records Counter M-F 9am to 5pm.
Local Record/Background Checks - $10.00 - Please be aware that this is a local City of Westland check ONLY. If you require a full background check you will need to follow the link below for the MSP ICHAT application.
State of Michigan Criminal History Checks (will redirect to another website): https://apps.michigan.gov/
Freedom of Information Act/Discovery Requests:
You may submit a FOIA request for copies of reports, etc. online by clicking here.
Gun Registrations/Applications - No Charge
CPL (Concealed Weapons License) Application Packets - Available at No Charge.
CPL Fingerprinting is available for WESTLAND RESIDENTS ONLY at a cost of $15.00
For more information on our CPL Fingerprinting policy please click here.
Applicant/Personal Fingerprinting - For WESTLAND RESIDENTS ONLY and by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact Sgt. Liess at email@example.com or (734) 713-3698 to schedule. Cost is $15.00 per two cards. (We do NOT have electronic/Live Scan fingerprinting available).
The Westland Police Department only has the RI-008 (Michigan State Police Applicant and Personal Identification) cards on hand. Any other fingerprint cards MUST be supplied by the requestor.