Police Department

Welcome to the Southfield Police Department!

The Southfield Police Department is currently hiring for a number of positions, including certified police officers, cadets and 911 dispatchers. A career in law enforcement allows you the opportunity to help people and give back to the community. Click on the link below to watch the Southfield Police Department's new recruitment video and the We're Hiring button to go directly to application information.

Southfield Police Recruiting Video

Mission Statement

We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We stand for providing fair and equal enforcement of the law for all. We are committed to a professional approach to law enforcement and supporting the needs of our community. We shall strive to make our department exceptionally deserving of the trust and confidence of the community through community-oriented policing, continual comprehensive training, and by selection and retention of quality personnel who will best represent the police profession.


View Current Incident Data at CrimeMapping.com

The Southfield Police Department has taken a progressive approach to transparency by making crime data available to the public through numerous channels. The Southfield Police Department is now LIVE on CrimeMapping.com. Any resident with access to the Internet can map out and analyze recent crime activity in their neighborhood. CrimeMapping.com also offers free Crime Alerts which help keep the community well informed by distributing incident reports via e-mail to anyone that subscribes to the system. Click on the link below to view current incident data for the City of Southfield. Southfield residents can now stay up-to-date regarding what’s happening near their home, work or children’s school.

Police Transparency Dashboard

The Southfield Police Department is dedicated to the safety and protection of the citizens and businesses within our boundaries. We are committed to the task of keeping our courts and correctional system secure and our service is built upon integrity, respect, vision, and leadership.

It is our goal to always be open and transparent with the public. This newly created community dashboard will assist us in that continued effort. The data provided in the below charts have been obtained from a variety of internal software programs used by the Southfield Police Department.

Operation GOT M is now Southfield Solutions!!

To better serve the residents of Southfield and be more responsive to the needs of the community, the Southfield Police Department is proud to become part of the Southfield Solutions program.  The City of Southfield partnered with QScend Technologies to launch the Southfield Solutions platform that allows residents to directly report quality-of-life issues and request city services all from the convenience of their smart phone, tablet, or computer. The City officially transitioned to the new system on March 4, 2020.

The Southfield Police Department encourages residents to report quality of life issues such as on-going traffic complaints and littering violations to the Southfield Solutions website/app.   For complaints that are in-progress such as a loud party, loud music from a vehicle or wild animal in the home, citizens are asked to contact the non-emergency line at 248-796-5500 and an officer will respond.

Residents are reminded that issues that are emergencies are to call 9-1-1 for immediate police response. 

With the free Southfield Solutions mobile app and web tools, Southfield residents and businesses can provide City of Southfield Police with pictures, specific descriptions, geo-locating and more — valuable information needed to resolve an issue efficiently. In addition, the Southfield Solutions platform provides Southfield officials with a centralized issue management system to manage issues from the initial report to resolution — engaging the community throughout the process.

The Southfield Solutions mobile app is available for free download on Android at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qscend.report2gov.southfieldsolutions and iPhone at: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/southfield-solutions/id1500931950

In addition to the mobile apps, residents can send reports directly to the City of Southfield website at www.cityofsouthfield.com.