How to make a police report or request police service

Making a police report

If you have a life-threatening emergency or are reporting a crime that is happening right now - CALL 9-1-1 immediately!

To make a police report about a crime or other incident that is not an emergency, you have the following options: 

  • Call the police non-emergency phone number (248) 524-3477 and request that an officer be sent to your location
  • Come in to the police desk between the hours of 7:30 am and 10:00 pm and speak with an officer
  • Certain reports may be completed ONLINE. Generally, they are:
    • Harassing phone calls/No known suspects.
    • Identity Theft/ No known suspects.
    • Theft/ No Known Suspects.
    • Lost Property.
    • Damaged Property / Vandalism.
    • Private property traffic crashed/ Parked unattended, returned to find had been struck
    • Click HERE for more information


Whichever option that you choose, please be prepared to provide as much of the following information that you can: 

  • Download a witness statement form.  Fill out the statement in ink, describing the crime or incident completely and sign it.
  • Your name, address, birthdate, home, work, and cell phone numbers.
  • The name, address, birthdate, home, work, and cell phone numbers of anyone else involved in the case (including victims, suspects, and witnesses.)
  • Physical description of suspects including height and weight (approximate), eye and hair color, facial hair, clothing, and any other identifying marks (scars, tattoos, piercings, etc.) 
  • Descriptions of property that was stolen or damaged, including: brand, model, color, serial number, any other identifying features and value.
  • If your vehicle was stolen, damaged, or broken into, have your vehicle registration or title and insurance certificate with you.
  • Copies of account statements and other documents for cases of fraud or identity theft.
  • If you were involved in a traffic accident on a roadway, it is better to have an officer come to the accident location. (It is advisable to move the vehicles off the roadway unless someone is seriously injured.)
  • For traffic crashes, download, print, and complete a  driver statement form.
  • If the drivers have decided to exchange information and make a report later, please have at least the information included on a traffic accident information form with you when you come in. (you can also print a copy and keep one in your vehicle) 

Download forms

Witness Statement (file size 88k)

Traffic Accident Driver/Witness Statement (file size 72k)

Traffic Accident Information Form (file size 52k)

How to report a crime/ suspect sheet (file size 232k)

Babysitters Instruction form (file size 248k)