The Redford Neighborhood Watch program was established in the early 1970's 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. Contact Sgt. Jennifer Mansfield for more information at 313-387-2562 email@example.com
October Gun Auction
Requirements of Gun Auction
Federal Firearm Licenses Dealers with ATF approved warehouse 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 a 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.
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? Just go to www.crimemapping.com in your favorite internet browser. Once you reach the home page, you have two options:
1. Enter a specific location to see incidents nearby
2. Enter "Michigan" and then choose "Redford Police"
Both options will allow you to browse through the area and activities nearby.
Information is provided by RTPD to 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!
Take a peek by clicking here: http://www.criimemapping.com
Gun Registrations & Purchase Permits
To apply for a purchase permit, you must be a Redford resident with 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 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Has Partnered with
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 of 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
Redford Township on-line crime mapping is now available to everyone. RTPD has brought yet another tool to our residents to give them the power to stay informed. See what is happening in your neighborhood, get the scoop!
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 web site 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 at the company's main web site: www.nixle.com. Look for the Redford Township Police. There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions.
Also be sure to visit the Redford Township Police Department on Facebook: