Lieutenant Steve Bird
Hours of Operation
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 -You only need a Permit to Purchase if you are buying a handgun from a private citizen. If you are purchasing a handgun from a license gun dealer, they will handle the background check at their facility. If you have a valid CPL you do not need a purchase permit to buy a gun from a private citizen. If you do not qualify for either of the above and need a Permit to Purchase, please complete the application by clicking here then forward the completed application to Records@wlpd.net with a message that you would like to apply for a Permit to Purchase. A clerk will respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment to come to the Westland Police Department with your ID to pickup up the permit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.