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Crime Prevention

The Shelby Township Police Department needs community members to actively assist us in maintaining a safe and secure community for all residents, taxpayers and visitors. To help us with this, we encourage the following:

Voice concerns about crime and disorder problems. Don’t wait until crimes occur or problems get out of control. Raise your concerns with us. If it is no an emergency situation contact our business line at 586-731-2121. If it is an emergency dial 911.


Report and provide information about crimes and suspicious activities. We need you to serve as our eyes and ears. You are in a better position to identify behavior and activities that are out of the ordinary in your residence or workplace. A quick and effective response by STPD officers is greatly assisted by accurate and timely reports of emergency or suspicious incidents. Crime prevention includes calling the STPD when you observe suspicious activity, calling if you are the victim of or become aware of a criminal incident, and informing the Department of potential public safety issues. If the STPD is not made aware of an incident we cannot provide assistance to those in need or work to prevent it from occurring again.

Community members can report criminal or suspicious activity anonymously either by calling 586-731-5154 or by reporting online at

Work with the STPD to address and solve problems. We are only as effective as the relationships and partnerships we form with the community. When we work together with the community we are in a better position to develop long-term solutions to problems by addressing the root causes of a problem rather than just responding to it as an isolated incident.

Crime Prevention Programs

Crime Prevention Speakers and Police Department Tours

Police Department tours are on hold until building renovations are completed. Renovations are expected to be complete by March 2020. Contact Wendy Davis at 586-731-2121 ext. 307 to make arrangements for tours or to schedule crime prevention speakers.

Elder Fraud
Fraud victims over 50 account for more than 57% of all fraud; many members of our community are likely to have been or will be affected by elder fraud.  With this in mind, the following link is a free, clear guide to help people avoid and detect elder fraud -

Theft Prevention and Consumer Protection
The below link to the Attorney General's web site has many helpful categorized links, including a link to a site where consumers can get a truly free credit report, as well as links to credit bureaus.

Crime Mapping

The Shelby Township Police Department's crime data is now on, a web-based crime map of the Charter Township of Shelby. This allows residents to map out reported, verified criminal activity near any address, select crime types, date ranges and generate reports. pulls incident data every 24 hours from the township's police records management system. 

Citizens can subscribe to crime alerts and receive email updates when new crimes occur near a specific address by clicking on, "Receive Alerts." Only crimes that have completed a review and approval process are displayed.  Cases under review are excluded from the daily updates. The sites uses ESRI technology to locate each event before posting it to ensure data integrity and accuracy. Learn more about the site tools and resources by watching a brief tutorial about on YouTube.

Alarm Information and Registration
Pursuant to Ordinance of the Charter Township of Shelby, "Upon notification, any person, firm or corporation who owns, leases or occupies a premises in which an alarm system is installed, used or maintained, shall register such alarm system with the Shelby Township Police Department on forms provided by the Police Department; owners are required to inform the Police Department of changes to the information requested on those forms."  Please register your alarm system by filling out the registration form (see link below).  Likewise, should you experience a change in your alarm company and/or contact persons, please be sure to submit those changes using the registration form. For questions regarding alarm registration call 586-731-2121 ext. 306 or email


False Alarms - Important Note:
Shelby Township has a False Alarm Ordinance. Be certain that  your alarm system is in good working order to prevent false alarms. Substantial penalties may be imposed on repeated false alarms.  All outstanding fees not paid by mid-November are given to the Treasurer's Office for inclusion with the winter tax bill. The ordinance may be viewed by clicking  Alarm Systems Ordinance  and then clicking Chapter 22 on the left side, followed by clicking Article II - Alarm Systems in the center, near the top.  For your convenience, the department now accepts credit card payments for false alarm fees (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, debit cards).  A service fee is charged for each transaction.  Visit .  The Shelby Township False Alarm Payments Pay Location Code is a000ev.  GovPayNow phone number is 888-604-7888. The Consumer Affairs team created an online guide on home alarm and security systems.

Report a Crime
  • Crime Stoppers 1-800-SPEAK UP
  • OK 2 Say - The State of Michigan is launching OK2SAY, a new program that enables students to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities involving students or school employees. OK2SAY's focus is on early intervention and prevention, acting as an early warning system to thwart school tragedies before they occur. 

Medication Collection
A MedReturn drug collection unit has been installed at the Shelby Township Police Department for the public to discard prescription medications in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner.   It is available 24 hours a day in the lobby of the police station.  Be sure that the item you wish to discard of is an accepted item.  If it is NOT, contact your waste hauler/health department for disposal information. Remove all accepted medications from their containers and place in a re-sealable bag prior to depositing in the collection box.

Accepted items are: prescription medications, patches and ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets.

Items NOT accepted are: hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, inhalers, needles and other sharps, medication from businesses or clinics, aerosol cans, non-prescription ointments, lotions or liquids.

Chief Robert Shelide 
Shelby Township Police Station
52530 Van Dyke Ave. 
Shelby Township, MI 48316-3572 
Phone: (586) 731-2121
For all emergencies dial 911