Community Policing

The Westland Police Department established its Community Police program in the fall of 1996. Since then, the program has shown an effective partnership between the Community Police Officers and the residents who live and work within the community. This partnership has shown a major impact on reducing neighborhood crime, helping reduce the fear of crime, and enhancing the quality of life in the community.


Officer Margaret Kelly is currently assigned as the Community Police and Neighborhood Resource Officer for the City of Westland Police Department. Officer Kelly handles a wide variety of assignments which include:

  • Bike and Foot Patrol
  • Crime Suppression
  • Neighborhood Relations
  • Tobacco and Alcohol Inspections
  • Youth Enforcement
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Neighborhood Safety Program

The Westland Police Department recognizes that every neighborhood has different concerns and public safety needs. The goal of this program is to meet directly with the residents of specific neighborhoods to discuss their concerns. Working in partnership with neighborhood residents, the Westland Police Department will identify and resolve specific quality of life problems or concerns. In addition, this is a great opportunity for neighbors to meet each other while also meeting their City’s police officers. 

Neighbors working in partnership with each other - Neighbors working in partnership with officers, is how problems are resolved” - Former Chief Jedrusik

With the cooperation of our residents, the Westland Police Department will be able to identify:

  • Neighborhood Traffic Concerns
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Vandalism
  • Potential Drugs
  • Thefts
  • Safety Concerns

There will be regular meetings scheduled throughout the year in order to specifically focus on our Westland neighborhoods individually.