Investigative Division


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. 313-791-9808

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 monthly at the Dalton's Towing facility. Please contact Officer Matt Core at 313.791.9809 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 Trash Day Ordinance?
A: Dearborn Heights City ordinance Section # 17-35 E1.
Vehicles shall NOT be parked on the street from 7:00am-7:00pm on days that trash is to be picked up. There are signs posted on all streets advising of the no parking on trash days. Violators will be ticketed.
If your trash was not picked up due to someone parking in front of your residence, you may call the Building Department at 313-791-3497 to see about getting it picked up.
Here is a copy of the Holiday Trash Schedule for 2019: http://www.ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us/document_center/Department/Public%20Works/Trash_Pick-up_Schedule.pdf

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.