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A Captain, who reports to the Chief on daily operations, purchases and departmental inspections, heads the Administration Bureau.

The Administrative Captain is responsible for procuring products and services for the day-to-day operation of the department.

The Administrative Captain researches new technology that becomes available for the department such as computerized booking systems, network communications with area departments, records management systems, and radio equipment.

The Administrative Captain supervises the following divisions that are encompassed in the Administration Bureau.

The Property Officer is responsible for the management of all property/evidence that comes in to the Police Department and responsible for the custody and control of all this property/evidence until time of disposition. He is responsible for purchasing office supplies and maintaining stock on hand. He makes several trips during the year to Michigan State Police in Lansing for the destruction of weapons and ammunition.

The department utilizes computer aided dispatch software, which interfaces with a records management program. The LAN Administrator, who is assigned to the Police Department from the Computer Systems Department at Township Hall, maintains these programs. He is also responsible for the maintenance of all Police Department computers, which include over 50 desktop computers and 20 in-car laptops. He also maintains the fuel management system for the department and the entire telephone and voice mail system for the Township.

The department has State Certified in Firearms Training Officers. Training conducted by the Firearms Training Unit included basic pistol qualification, tactical shotgun and firearms training simulations.

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. Gregg for more information at 313-387-2541.

Exploring is the young adult division of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women of high school age. Interest in law enforcement is increasing among young adults. To encourage this interest, the law enforcement Exploring Program was developed. The intent of the Law Enforcement Exploring is to educate and involve youth in police operations to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter police work or not. Explorers conduct a variety of program projects featuring safety training and service. Programs are hands-on activities rather than lectures. The Redford Police Explorers volunteer their time in community service throughout the year. Explorers attend bi-weekly meetings where they engage in training exercises and social interaction.

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