Patrol Division


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

Emergency Situations

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

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

Michigan Frost Laws

In compliance with Michigan Frost Laws, view the map of major roads of Westland Impacted by the Frost Laws (PDF).

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