Police Department

Welcome to the Southfield Police Department!

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

On November 1, 2005, the Southfield Police Department, in conjunction with Southfield homeowner’s associations, launched Operation GOT M. This program encourages residents to contact the police department with complaints relating to three specific issues: traffic, loud music and littering. If any of these three violations are observed, residents can call a non-emergency line at (248) 796-GOT M (4686) and leave a voicemail message with any information they can provide. Pertinent information includes: location, license plate number, vehicle description (color/make/model), and a description of the driver. The caller should leave a name and contact number; however, anonymous complaints are also accepted and investigated.

Operation GOT M is monitored by the Police Department and all calls will be logged to track repeat offenders. If enough information is received, the alleged violator will be sent a letter from the police department advising them that a complaint has been made involving their vehicle. Three complaints involving the same vehicle will result in personal contact from an officer who will take the appropriate enforcement action. 

Operation GOT M will contribute to the quality of life Southfield residents expect and enjoy. Residents are reminded that the program is a non-emergency line for traffic, loud music and littering only. If immediate police service is needed residents should call 9-1-1.