Public Safety Police
Prior to the current police chief being hired we had double digit unsolved homicides in Inkster. Fast forward three years later and we are being highlighted on the news for having a 24 percent decrease in violent crime and were featured on WDIV Channel 4 news. We have created five new positions in the police department: community relations officer, evidence technician, an additional detective position, one animal control officer, 4 police service aides moving officers from behind the desk putting them back on patrol in our neighborhoods, and an additional ordinance officer position. We have the best auxiliary police officers in southeast Michigan.
The police community relations unit has brought the citizens and our police department together like never before with events like our National Night Out in which over 1000 people attended last August. Movie night at the PD on Fridays throughout the summer. Coffee with a cop bringing citizens and police officers together at local restaurants to strategize together and address citizens concerns. Shop with a cop, adopting a number of families from our community to make sure their children have a Christmas. Four years ago ALL of these things were unheard of.
The fire department has grown and finding new ways to provide services to the residents of Inkster.(Read More)