Police Department Programs
The Woodhaven Police Department supports an official Honor Guard team comprised of ten officers.
Honor Guard Members must attend specialized training in drill and ceremony, flag ettiquette, and rifle volley. Honor Guard members provide services for law enforcement funerals, parades and special events.
Police Explorers - Sergeant Al Jackson
Police Explorers is a volunteer, unpaid program intended for students ages 14-21 that are interested in a career in Law Enforcement. They meet every Monday evening at the Woodhaven Police Department. They train in various aspects of police calls for service (ie: Traffic Stops, Accident investigation, Domestic violence intervention, Building Searches and crime scene).They attend a 3 day annual competition every spring and a week long training academy every summer. They assist with the Uncle Same Jam and several other city events every year with parking management and traffic direction.
Police Reserves - Chief Jose Tossis
Police Reserves is a volunteer, unpaid program intended for adults 21 and over interested in providing service to the community and to the Woodhaven Police Department. Potential reserve officer applicants must have a valid Michigan driver's license, Michigan CPL and pass an intensive background examination. Applicants must be physically fit and if selected, attend and pass a Reserve Officer Academy. The Police reserves assist the Woodhaven Police Department with many city events providing traffic control and direction. They also conduct crime prevention patrols of the city's neighborhoods, schools and parks.
Safety Town - Program for Pre-Kindergarten students in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department. Dates are usually first two weeks in August.