City of Wayne

Applicants must conform to employment standards as set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S)

APPLICANTS MUST (at the time of submitting application)
a. Provide a copy of your valid driver’s license (with no more than 3 current points on driving record);
b. Provide a copy of certificate of successful completion of the M.C.O.L.E.S. Pre-employment Physical Agility and Reading/Writing Skills Test;
c. Provide a current M.C.O.L.E.S. certification (as certified or certifiable).

Applicants must maintain M.C.O.L.E.S. certification for the duration of the hiring process. Must possess good moral character as determined by a favorable background investigation covering school, employment records, home environment, personal traits and integrity. Applications must be picked up in the City of Wayne City Hall, 3355 S. Wayne Rd., Wayne, MI 48184. An application form is also available on this website. Applications must be completed in its entirety and on file in Personnel by 4:00 p.m. on September 29, 2014. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. No resumes will be accepted without written application form.

The City of Wayne does not discriminate on the basis of race color national origin sex religion age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

FirstStep Victim Advocacy

FirstStep provides crisis counseling, safety planning and support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. FirstStep

The advocate will assist with: police reports, personal protection orders, explaining the court process, accompanying victims to court as well as linking victims with other free First Step Services. These services services include: safe shelter, counseling for both adults and children for domestic and sexual violence, and a host of other services

For more information, please see the FirstStep website at or contact the Toll Free 24 Hour Line at (888)453-5900.

Patrol Division

The patrol division of the Wayne Police Department is the most visible division of the department. The patrol division operates on 12 hour shifts. 


The shifts are staffed by a Lieutenant, Sergeants, Patrol Officers, and Police Service Aides. Each of the patrol officers are assigned to a specific area of the city during their shift. The duties of a patrol officer include patrolling their assigned area, responding to calls for service, traffic enforcement, investigating crimes and preparing police reports.


The patrol division works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak with a police officer or to report a crime, contact the police department’s main number at 734-721-1414.


In emergency situations, please call 911. 

Investigations Bureau

The Investigations Bureau investigates all crimes within the City of Wayne.  These may include burglary, sex crimes, motor vehicle theft, homicide, assaults, narcotics, arson, fraud, larceny, prostitution, and vandalism. 

The bureau's goal is to identify, locate, arrest, and prosecute those who commit crimes in the City of Wayne. Detectives are responsible for responding to major crime scenes, following up on reported crimes by the patrol division, interviewing all related parties, preparing warrant requests and search warrants, and initiating investigations. 

In addition to criminal investigations, detectives register sex offenders and also conduct background investigations on prospective dispatcher and patrol officer new hire candidates.

The Investigations Bureau detectives are on call 24 hours a day and can respond on or off duty whenever necessary. For non-emergencies, the Investigations Bureau can be contacted at 734-721-1598. 

In the event of an emergency, dial 911. 

Community Policing

Neighborhood Watch

The City of Wayne Police Department is currently seeking members of the community to join the citywide neighborhood watch program. This program offers the opportunity for police officers and private citizens to work together to help solve problems related to crime, social issues, and i-neighborsneighborhood concerns. With the implementation of neighborhood watch program, residents can unite to voice their issues and work together with the Wayne Police Department to find a solution to the issues and improve their quality of life.

Neighborhood watch groups will be formed by geographical area, which will include several blocks within Homea neighborhood. This will allow residents to meet other neighbors in their area, discuss similar concerns, and bring those concerns to the police department as a group. Neighborhood watch will also strengthen social relationships and unite neighbors to work toward common goals.

Once formed, neighborhood watch groups will meet on a regular basis to discusses current issues or news within their area. Neighborhood watch groups can also plan social events for their group to help strengthen the "neighborhood" feel of the area.

Any Wayne citizen interested in joining the neighborhood watch program please contact the Wayne Police Department at 734-721-1414.

Vacation Watch

If you are planning on being away on vacation, you can inform the police department. Officers from the police department will make periodic checks of your home while you are away. Just click on the link below and print the Vacation Watch Form. Complete the form with as much information as possible and return the completed form to the police department. The police department requires that the homeowner requesting the vacation watch return the form in person to the police department. WPD Vacation Watch Form