1. How Do I Obtain a Copy of an Accident Report?
2. Where Do I Find Lost and Found Information?
3. How Do I Obtain a Copy of Police Report?
4. How Do I File a Police Report?
5. How Do I Register a Compliment, Complaint, or Suggestion?
6. How Do I Contact the Police Chief?
7. How Do I Prevent Identity Theft and What to Do If I Am a Victim?
8. What Can I Do to Help Prevent Terrorism?
9. What is the Michigan Crime Victim Rights Act?

1. How Do I Obtain a Copy of an Accident Report?

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2. Where Do I Find Lost and Found Information?

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3. How Do I Obtain a Copy of Police Report?
If you are named in the report or you have notarized authorization to receive the report the following will apply:

Redacted copies of reports may be released to individuals provided the individual is named in the report or the requesting party has a notarized authorization from a named party.

Picture identification must be provided by the requestor.

A $5.00 fee will be charged.

Records and reports will not be released when the release would hinder an ongoing investigation.

Make request to:

            Detroit Metro Airport Police
            Records Unit
            Public Safety Headquarters
            Bldg. 610
            31399 East Service Drive
            Detroit, MI 48242

If you are not named in the report or do not have authorization to receive the report, the following will apply:

Individuals requesting a copy of the report that are not named in the report must submit a FOIA request.

All FOIA requests will be forwarded to the Airport FOIA Coordinator for review.

Redacted reports can be released with the approval of the Airport FOIA Coordinator.

Make FOIA request to:

                FOIA Coordinator
                Wayne County Airport Authority
                L.C. Smith Building
                Detroit, Michigan 48242

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4. How Do I File a Police Report?
Police reports can be made in a variety of ways:

If you are on the Airport premises call 734-942-2222 and request an Officer be dispatched to your location.

If you are on the Airport you can also make a report at the Public Safety Headquarters Bldg. 610. We are located at 31399 East Service Drive. Detroit, MI 48242.

The Public Safety Headquarters is located at Building 610 at the end of the East Service Drive. Parking is available across the street in the designated visitor parking area.

If you are away from the Airport, a report can be filed by telephone by calling 734-942-2222. In some cases a notarized fax may also be required.

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5. How Do I Register a Compliment, Complement or Suggestion?
If you have COMPLIMENTS, COMPLAINTS or SUGGESTIONS, please tell us.
The mission of the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) is to build and maintain, through teamwork, innovation and dedication, the safest, friendliest, cleanest, and most convenient airports in the world. Recognizing that we are an important member of the WCAA team, the Airport Police is dedicated to the success of the mission.

The Police Division realizes that its effectiveness depends upon acceptance of its authority and approval of its actions by the Airport community. Therefore, the Division expects exemplary conduct from all of its employees and encourages positive public reaction to its service through careful attention to comments and complaints.

The WCAA and Airport Police encourage you to comment on the service you received while visiting our Airport. Your comments are important to us. The Airport Police continuously strives to enhance the status of police professionalism through effective law enforcement services. We need your input to accomplish this goal. If you wish to register a compliment or file a complaint, inform any officer that you would like to speak to a police supervisor, or call; (734) 942-5360. You may also mail your complaint, comments and suggestions to the following address:

    Detroit Metro Airport Police
    Uniform Captain
    Public Safety Headquarters
    Bldg. 610
    31399 East Service Drive
    Detroit, MI 48242

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6. How Do I Contact the Police Chief?
The Police Chief can be contacted at:

    Detroit Metro Airport Police
    Police Chief
    Public Safety Headquarters
    Bldg. 610
    31399 East Service Drive
    Detroit, MI 48242


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7. How Do I Prevent Identity Theft and What to Do If I Am a Victim?
What is Identity Theft?
When a thief uses your personal identifying information (name, date of birth, Social Security number, credit card numbers, etc) to commit fraud or theft. Crimes include ordering products, opening bank accounts, and obtaining credit cards, all in YOUR NAME! Identity theft can ruin your credit history and cost you thousands $$$.

What To Do If You Are A Victim?

  • Call the major credit bureaus

                Experian (888)397-3742 www.experian.com
                Equifax (800)525-6285 www.equifax.com
                TransUnion (800)680-7289 www.transunion.com

      Request the credit bureaus put a “fraud alert” on you accounts
      Ask for a free copy of your credit report. Read the report carefully, noting any suspicious activity

  • Contact your local police and make a report. Ask the officer what the police report number is.
  • Contact your bank and creditors. Give them the police report number and complete all documentation that they require.
  • Notify, in writing, everyone you do business with. This includes the U.S. Post Office, Social Security, and utility companies.
  • Review the Federal Trade Commission website; www.consumer.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-IDTHEFT
  • Create a personal log, listing dates, times, places and names of people you notified.
  • Create a file of all documents.

    Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

    • Never give your personal information to unsolicited telephone callers
    • Never respond to lottery winner notifications
    • Get a copy of your credit report every year.
    • Review your financial and credit statements. Don’t rely on friends and relative to do it for you.
    • Shred documents that are being discarded. Bank statements, old checks, insurance bills, expired vehicle registrations and credit card bills, all contain personal information.
    • Remove mail from your mailbox as soon as possible. Be alert to missing bills or letters. Put a hold on your mail when on vacation.
    • Cancel unused credit cards in writing. Don’t assume the account is closed because you no longer use the credit card or have a zero balance.
    • Don’t write pin numbers or other codes on the back of your credit cards.
    • When purchasing on the internet, make sure you are on a secure site. Use buyer protection companies (PayPal, etc.).
    • Don’t carry your Social Security card in your purse or wallet. Don’t have your Social Security number or date of birth printed on your checks.
    • Store you personal identification cards and documents in a secure location.
    • Be aware that many identity thefts are committed by family members.
    • Do not respond to internet requests for help to recover money or job offers that require you to deposit checks.
    • Do not send money via Western Union to people you don’t know.
    • Do not send money, checks or information out of the country to people you don’t know.
    • Remember: IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT IS!!!
    • If you have any questions or concerns, call the Airport Police immediately.

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    8. What Can I Do to Help Prevent Terrorism?
    This link is intended to provide you with some commonsense measures you can take to protect your community from people who would use terrorism against you.

    Terrorist Vulnerabilities

    • They must live among us without looking suspicious while planning and preparing for their attack.
    • They often need training or equipment that will arouse suspicion.
    • They need to surreptitiously conduct surveillance on possible targets and gather information.

    All these things leave terrorists vulnerable to detection….if we are alert and…..if we report it!

    Staying Alert
    How do we recognize the difference between normal and abnormal behavior?
    By staying alert in our daily routines and getting to know:

    • Who our neighbors are
    • What cars are normally in our neighborhood
    • What is appropriate in our work area so we can identify what isn’t

    Staying alert is NOT paranoia. Staying alert is simply being aware of one’s surroundings. Some indications of possible trouble may include:

    Pay attention to:

    • Issues that have been in the media.
    • Local/national/international news that may increase the risk for certain groups or facilities.
    • Government-released “threat notices” indicating a threat against a type of facility.
    • The U.S. threat advisory systems, which help you determine how alert you should be.

     Overcoming Stereotypes
    Many of us have been conditioned to think of a certain type of person when we hear the word “terrorist.” Unfortunately that means we look at a person’s appearance, language, and culture when evaluating suspicious actions.
    We need to get beyond those stereotypes.
    You can NOT identify a terrorist by:

    • How a person looks
    • Where a person is from

    You CAN identify a terrorist threat by observing suspicious activity that may lead to a criminal act!

    Recognizing Suspicious Activity Identifying suspicious activity is not a hard science. You have to rely on your judgment. Your suspicion of a threat could be confirmed with one incident. It could take a series of incidents. In the long run, it comes down to judgment and commonsense.

    Unusual Requests for Information
    Unusual requests for information can be a warning sign of terrorist activity.
    Although possibly legitimate, these are also techniques used by terrorists to gather information.

    Unusual Interest in High Risk or Symbolic Targets
    Maybe they are taking an unusual interest in the Airport buildings or aircraft.

    Unusual Activity
    Be aware of:

    • People acting furtively and suspiciously
    • People avoiding eye contact
    • People departing quickly when seen or approached
    • People in places they don’t belong
    • A strong odor coming from a building or vehicle
    • Over dressed for the weather 

    Fraudulent Identification
    Many 9/11 terrorists were in the country illegally using fraudulent IDs. Altering or using false government identification in any way and for any purpose is against the law. This includes: 

    • drivers license
    • social security card
    • passport
    • birth certificate
    • INS identification

    Numerous Visitors
    Terrorists, when not acting alone, need to meet with their conspirators. Pay attention to visitors:

    • arriving and leaving at unusual hours
    • trying not to be noticed
    • acting in a suspicious manner
    • parking an unusual distance from the meeting

    Avoiding Community Contact
    Not all people who maintain their privacy are terrorists! But people intent on doing illegal acts want to be left alone.

    Information provided by DETROIT METRO AIRPORT POLICE

    Public Safety Headquarters
    Bldg. 610
    31399 East Service Drive
    Detroit, MI 48242
    (734) 942-2222

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