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
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
- 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).
High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)
"The Westland Police Department acquired a 1991 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) from the Defense Logistics Agency. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a government program that allows Law Enforcement agencies to transfer excess government assets for local use free of charge. This HMMWV (a.k.a Hummer) was first used by the U.S. Army in 1985 as a troop carrier and it first saw combat in Panama in 1989. The ability to change the operational plate form of the HMMWV made it a versatile piece of equipment for the U.S. Military. The HMMWV is a 4 wheel drive with run-flat tires that has the ability to transport four personnel. It will allow the Westland Police Department the ability to operate off-road and in all weather conditions such as blizzards and flooding."