Ann Arbor Police

Jim Baird City of Ann Arbor Police
City of Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Police Department continues to work on improving its relationship with the community.  Chief Jim Baird discussed the issue.

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The City of Ann Arbor is starting over in looking for a new police chief, after James White who had accepted the position changed his mind and is staying on as assitant Detroit police chief. 

Ann Arbor Mayor Chrisopher Taylor says they're "moving forward" since getting the news in an email from White.

"We were all looking forward to James White's service as police chief of Ann Arbor, so yes we are disappointed. We are fortunate however to have an outstanding, experienced and respected interim chief," Taylor says. 

Forum Looks At Lessons From Ferguson

Oct 15, 2014
Bob Eccles

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is working to build community trust in an effort to prevent something like the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri from happening here.   Sheriff Jerry Clayton and Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto Wednesday night spoke with concerned community members at a public meeting prompted by events in Ferguson.

Sheriff Clayton told a crowd at Ann Arbor's Church of the Good Shepherd that an organizational culture that recognizes biases and can thus avoid them is also needed. 

The Ann Arbor Police department won't be getting any new officers in January. But, a couple of assignments are changing.

Motorists around Ann Arbor can expect to see more police cars focused on traffic enforcement in January. 

City Council Monday night voted ten to one to provide $125,000 to the police department to fund overtime for officers specifically focused on traffic enforcement. 

The third day of the annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs is underway. More than 100-thousand people are expected to descend on downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus before the day is out.

As WEMU's David Fair reports, visitors today will have to brave the same conditions as the first two days of the fairs.

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  If Ann Arbor City Council gets its way, there will soon be three, new beat officers patrolling the downtown area. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the council Monday night passed a resolution asking the Downtown Development Authority to provide the necessary funding for those positions.


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Ann Arbor City Council will dip into fund balance a bit further next fiscal year to give a boost to affordable housing and human services. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports,  early this morning the City Council,  passed an 83.1 million dollar general fund budget for the 2014 fiscal year.