Protecting and Serving our Community with Honor
I am pleased to welcome you to the Wayne Police Department's web page. Our Police Department has earned a reputation of excellence among the law enforcement community and the respect of the city (community) we serve. All of our officers are highly trained professionals that are committed to the core values of Integrity, Fairness, Respect, Honesty, Courage and Compassion.
Currently, we are staffed with 32 sworn officers, seven emergency service dispatchers and nine civilian employees. The Wayne Police Department's approach to police work can be summed up in one word, "pro-active". Our department strives to be a dynamic organization that is devoted to making our city a safe place. The officers at the Wayne Police Department actively pursue crime, enforce traffic laws and address quality of life issues.
We are committed to establishing partnerships with our citizens, businesses and schools, and to being innovative in our community policing strategies. In cooperation with the Wayne-Westland School District, we have one full time School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to our high school. Our school resource officer provides more than just traditional policing in the school, the officer is a role model who mentors the students and challenges them to excel in their academics.
The police department will always strive to enhance its services, and will continue to work with the community and serve with distinction. Open communication is vital to our success. Please feel free to contact me at 734-721-1414 or by e-mail. Additional links have been added for your use and to browse for additional information. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you will find our web page both useful and informative.
Donate Your Old Cell Phone... Help U.S. Soldiers
Donate your used or broken cellular telephones and help soldiers stay in contact with their families. The Wayne Police Department is collecting used or broken cellular telephones for a non-profit organization called Cell Phones for Soldiers. "Our goal is to donate 500 cell phones by the end of September," explained Wayne Police Chief John Williams. "We have more than 350 now. Your donation will help reach our goal."
Cell Phones for Soldiers takes the donated used or broken cellular telephones and sends them to ReCellular which recycles them. ReCellular pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for the used cell telephones which then purchases pre-paid phone cards for our soldiers stationed abroad. The pre-paid phone cards provide soldiers with one hour of talk time to talk to their families.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.
Drop off your used cell phones at the Wayne Police Department 24 hours a day or at any City of Wayne government building during normal business hours. For more information about the program and itâ€™s benefits to our troops, see the web site at: www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com