The Dearborn Heights Police Department Traffic Bureau is responsible for overseeing all traffic safety services and traffic investigations within the City of Dearborn Heights. The Traffic Bureau consists of one sergeant and four police officers whose primary functions include investigating traffic-related complaints, processing all traffic-related arrests, enforcing city ordinances related to motor vehicles, investigating serious injury traffic accidents, providing traffic control for parades and large funerals, and overseeing traffic-related grant programs. The Traffic Bureau also is in charge of overseeing the department's Traffic Safety Program. The primary function of officers working the Traffic Safety Program is to provide high visibility presence and to take aggressive enforcement action in targeted areas of the city where there are traffic complaints and high traffic crash rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are vehicles impounded by the Dearborn Heights Police Department taken?
A: All vehicles impounded by the Dearborn Heights Police Department are towed to Dalton's Towing located at 27218 Currier, Dearborn Heights (Currier just east of Inkster Rd). Phone: 313.565.3361.
Q: When and where are vehicle auctions held by the Dearborn Heights Police Department?
A: Generally, police auctions are held on the last Wednesday of the month at the Dalton's Towing facility. Please contact Cpl. Leonard Stewart at 313.791.9808 to confirm monthly auction dates and times.
Q: How long can a vehicle be parked on a city street before being considered abandoned?
A: Dearborn Heights city ordinance #32-118 prohibits any vehicle (licensed or not) from being parked, stored or abandoned on any city street for more than 48 hours without being moved.
Q: What is the law regarding child restraint use in a motor vehicle?
A: All children under 4 years old and those children between 4 years old and 7 years old who are under 4'9" in height must be properly secured in an approved Child Restraint System. Children 8 years old to 15 years old and children 4 years to 7 years old who are 4'9" or more in height must wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt.
Q: What is the City of Dearborn Heights "Snow Emergency" ordinance?
A: Dearborn Heights city ordinance #32-554 prohibits vehicles from being parked on any city street when there is an accumulation of snow/ice to a depth of three (3) inches or more. The ordinance also prohibits vehicles from being parked on city streets during emergencies as declared by the Mayor of the City of Dearborn Heights.