Frequently Asked Questions -- Public Safety
How does Canton's Department of Public Safety differ from a traditional police?
Canton has a nominally consolidated public safety department. Police & Fire share one administration, dispatch and records bureau.
What are the advantages of becoming a Public Safety Department?
Efficient coordination of public safety services cost-effective.
Does Canton have an emergency management division?
Where is the Public Safety Administration Building located?
1150 S. Canton Center Road; Adjacent to the Canton Administration Building.
How safe is Canton?
In 2004, Canton was ranked as the 29th safest community in the US by the company Morgan Quinto, a Kansas-based research company that specializes in reference books and monthly reports that compare states and cities.
What is Canton's false alarm policy?
Canton tracks false alarm calls for service at residences and businesses in order to ensure enforcement, reduce false alarms and assist business owners and residents in correcting problems with an alarm system. When every attempt has been made to correct an alarm system, or the owner fails to correct it, and false alarms are continuing at a location, a citation is issued.
Does Canton have Emergency Operations Center?
What are the responsibilities of the motor carrier department?
The department's motor carrier officer enforces state trucking laws as well as local ordinances. The officer is also responsible for citing overweight vehicles and educating commercial vehicle operators about potential hazards.
Does the Canton EMS transport to nearby hospitals?
Yes. Oakwood, Annapolis, St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, Garden City and University of Michigan.
A wild animal is living on my property. Who do I call?
You must call your own pest control removal service.
What is emergency management?
Emergency management is a coordinated step-by-step approach through local, state and federal agencies to plan for, respond to, and recover from emergency and disaster situations.
What court serves Canton? Where is it located?
Canton is served by 35th District Court located at 660 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170 734-459-4740. The court handles all civil infractions, misdemeanors, small claims, landlord matters, general civil matters within the member communities. The five Communities make up an area of over 73 square miles and have a combined population in excess of 150,000.
How do I make a complaint against a member of the Canton Public Safety Department?
To make a complaint, call the main police line 734-394-5400 and ask to speak with the command officer on duty.
What is the Western Wayne Narcotics unit?
Under the direction of the Conference of Western Wayne(CWW), a multi-jurisdictional task force serving 18 communities within Western Wayne County, the Western Wayne Narcotics unit combines traditional narcotics enforcement tactics with interdiction methods to address in-transit traffickers at local airports, hotels/motels, vehicle rental companies, common carriers, and package/storage facilities.
What is the Western Wayne Auto Theft unit?
Under the direction of CWW, the main goal of the Western Wayne Auto Theft program is to detect, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals and groups who commit auto theft related crimes.
What is the Western Wayne CRT unit?
The Community Response Team assists with major crimes, fugitive apprehension and surveillance.