In partnership with our community members, the police department is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and their property within the township. The department is responsible for enforcing all applicable statutes, codes, and ordinances as they apply within the township.
Dedicated to excellence by our commitment to delivering service with professionalism and integrity.
This website has been established for informational purposes only. Requests for police services, inquiries, or information you wish to convey to the Redford Police Department should be directed through telephone or written correspondence. The Redford Police Department will not respond to, nor act upon, any information or requests sent by Email.
To report suspicious behavior, please email the Police Department.
The Redford Neighborhood Watch program was established in the early 1970s under the philosophy of Community Policing, which seeks to establish a strong working relationship between the patrol officers and the citizens they serve. Community participation in this anti-crime program is essential. The Neighborhood Watch program has the measurable effect of substantially reducing the fear of crime, encouraging crime reporting, and stimulating member involvement in crime prevention.
Currently, Redford Township has over 100 blocks involved in the program. Meetings are held throughout the year. The meetings allow the citizens to discuss matters within their community. Email Officer Ryan Eddings for more information.
If interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch group or joining an existing group, contact 313-387-2536.
Note: Suspicious activity and requests for service should be directed to our non-emergency telephone number 313-387-2551, or call 911 in the case of an emergency.
Federal Firearm Licenses Dealers with ATF-approved warehouses only may bid.
Closed bidding process and firearms are sold as a lot only, not individually.
The auction runs for 5 business days with bidders submitting closed bids to the Redford PD Property owner.
The winner of the auction is notified via email. The winning bidder must submit copies of their government-issued ID and a copy of their ATF FFI license to the Property Officer, if not already on file.
The Property Officer and the winning bidder agree on the delivery date. The winning bidder must produce a cashier's check made out to the Township of Redford on the auction delivery date.
Gun Auction postings are for 30 days. Details regarding future gun auctions will be posted as information becomes available.
We often receive questions about what is happening in a specific neighborhood or at a certain location. The Redford Township Police Department has an active account with Crime Mapping, that residents can access to see what types of crimes are occurring nearby!
So how does it work? Visit the Crime Mapping website in your favorite internet browser. Once you reach the home page, you have two options:
- Enter a specific location to see incidents nearby or
- Enter "Michigan" and then choose "Redford Police"
Both options will allow you to browse through the area and activities nearby.
Information is provided by Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) for Crime mapping every couple of days and is listed by date, time, block the incident occurred on, case number, and type of incident. Specific details of the incidents are not included. You can set the map up to view specific activities or any reported incident within a certain distance or time frame. You can even set up email alerts to keep up to speed!
To apply for a purchase permit, you must be a Redford resident with a valid photo ID and not have a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). Beginning April 1, 2012, the cost is $10 for the mandatory background check.
If you have a valid concealed Pistol License (CPL), you will need a sales record instead of a purchase permit. You may pick this up at no cost.
You can apply for a purchase permit or pick up a sales record Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
The Redford Township Police Department is pleased to announce that we have formed a new partnership with Ring to help make Redford Township a safer community for our residents.
By entering into this partnership, the Redford Township Police Department will now be able to easily submit video requests directly to the owners of each Ring video system in the Township when they have possibly captured video footage that could help with active investigations.
Additionally, the Redford Township Police Department will now be able to view, post, and respond to crime and safety-related information and videos that are posted by our residents on the Ring Neighbors app.
It is important to note that the police department cannot view your live camera footage or your recordings. This partnership with Ring only makes it easier for the department to communicate with our residents who have security video systems and to quickly acquire voluntarily released videos, which could help solve a crime.
We encourage all of our township residents to join the Ring Neighbors app no matter which security camera company/system they use, as videos can be shared on that app to inform your neighbors and the Redford Township Police Department of suspicious activity or possible crimes that we all should be aware of. If you would like to join the Neighbors app, click the appropriate link below:
The Neighbors app should never be used to report active crimes to the police department. The Redford Township Police Department does not monitor the Neighbors app 24/7, so please if you have an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you have a question or concern feel free to call the department's non-emergency line at 313-387-2500.
Chief Nick Lentine
The Redford Township Police Department utilizes this service to provide important, valuable community information when you need it, using the latest technology.
Our agency creates and publishes messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email, and/or web message. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle's website at www.nixle.com.
We only publish notifications of an emergency nature.
The service is secure, reliable, and easy for our group to use. YOU decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web.
Please register now on the Nixle website. Look for the Redford Township Police. There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions.