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Patrol / Uniform Division
Responsibilities
The Patrol / Uniform Division of the Police Department consists of two-12 hour shifts of A and B platoons. There is a sergeant over each platoon. Each shift has several officers assigned to it. Officers are responsible for:
  • Taking initial complaints
  • Assisting citizens with criminal complaints
  • Deterring crime in the city
  • Monitoring the roads for traffic violations

By patrolling the streets of the city, these officers can oversee activities in neighborhoods and respond to persons in need of help. The uniformed officers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and handle all calls for assistance.

Extra Police Patrols
If you live or work in Plymouth and feel that the police should be aware of certain information (such as on-going problems, suspicious activity, inability to protect property, stalking, or continued victimization of a crime), you should call the Plymouth police at (734) 453-8600 and provide the information to communications. This information will be provided to every patrol officer prior to going on duty.

Bicycle Patrol
Use of bicycles by police officers provides for speed and mobility in areas that would normally be too congested for a patrol vehicle. Officers on patrol on bicycles can get in and out of areas quickly that would be prohibited by a vehicle. Bike patrols get officers more closely interacting with citizens and visitors to the city. By using bicycles at events, officers are able to promote bicycle safety to children in real situations.

Officers that are assigned to bicycle patrol have completed specialized training to assist them in their duties. They have all of the same equipment as a road patrol officer and are capable of making arrests. When bike patrols are used at functions, it allows for the officers to “blend” more into the activities and thereby allows for more proactive policing. There can also be an extensive area covered, which would otherwise be prohibited by foot patrol and where traffic-flow is restricted. Officers on bike patrol are usually approached more by kids and citizens, as their presence is more casual.
Al Cox
Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police
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201 S. Main
Plymouth, MI 48170
Emergency: 9-1-1 

Phone Administration:
(734) 453-1234 ext. 219 

Non-Emergency / Dispatch:
(734) 453-8600
 
Police Records:
(734) 453-1234 ext. 219
 
Fax:
(734) 455-1664

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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