Federal Task Forces
The Dearborn Heights Police Department currently has 2 of its officers assigned to full-time work with various federal task forces. A federal task force is a group of officers from federal, state, and local agencies who combine resources under federal authority to address specific criminal activity. Officers of the Dearborn Heights Police Department assigned to federal task forces go through an extensive FBI background check and receive special clearances providing them with access to highly sensitive information.
The Dearborn Heights Police Department has an officer assigned to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and two officers assigned to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task forces. The assignment of these officers ensures that the Dearborn Heights Police Department is at the forefront in the fight against terrorism and major drug trafficking.