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Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department

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The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) Police Department provides 24-hour police services to travelers, visitors and tenants at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Willow Run Airport and Crosswinds Marsh.

DTW is one of the nation’s largest and busiest airports. In this unique environment, our CALEA-accredited police department serves a community of nearly 30 million passengers each year.

Whether you are a first-time traveler, a person picking up a loved one, an airport service provider, or somewhere in between, our officers help ensure you can move through our facilities with little interruption and in a safe manner.

Officers work alongside federal partner agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The WCAA Police Department also receives and provides support to local police agencies.

Our police department has a variety of responsibilities including proactive mobile patrol, foot patrol, as well as traffic direction and control as travelers make their way to and from passenger terminals. Officers monitor for suspicious behavior and criminal activity and respond to calls for service. 

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The WCAA Police Department has been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies - CALEA since 2008. Our police department is one of only eleven CALEA-accredited agencies in Michigan and recognized for embodying the best law enforcement practices.

Police Facts and Information

  • Passenger Drop Off & Pick Up

    When dropping off and picking up at the airport, keep in mind the departures and arrivals levels may be very busy with travelers and vehicle traffic. Please be patient and watch for directions from police officers.

    Remember, vehicles may not be left in front of the terminals. Unattended vehicles will be towed.

    Cell Phone Waiting Lots and Short-Term Parking are convenient options to avoid waiting in traffic. 

  • Lost & Found

    Visit our Lost & Found page for tips to track down your missing items.

  • Units

    The Records Unit processes police reports, citations, and other records. 
    Copies of police reports must be requested from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator
    Please visit the WCAA FOIA page for more information or to begin a request.

    Detective Bureau
    The Detective Bureau houses both the Investigative Unit and the Detective Section of the police department. Together, these units investigate crimes, interrupt criminal activity and see to the apprehension and conviction of law violators.

    Special Response Unit
    The Special Response Unit (SRU) supports the department in resolving critical incidents involving public safety threats that would otherwise exceed the capabilities of traditional law enforcement first responders and investigative units.

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit
    The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit is comprised of Certified Technicians trained in recognizing explosives and hazardous devices. Technicians are responsible for removing and rendering safe dangerous devices as well as post-blast investigations.

    Canine Unit
    The Canine Unit further supports law enforcement operations. A “canine team” is formed when a trained officer/canine handler is paired with a specially trained police dog. Canine teams are used to detect explosives and narcotics on Airport Authority grounds.

    Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
    Crisis Intervention Team members are specially trained police officers who respond to calls involving persons in crisis, the mentally ill, and their families.

  • How do I register a Complaint, Compliment, or Suggestion?

    Our department expects exemplary conduct and customer service from our staff.

    The WCAA Police Department welcomes the public’s feedback on interactions with our officers. If you wish to register a compliment or file a complaint, inform any officer that you would like to speak with a police supervisor. You can also call 734-942-2222, option 4. You may also email our Investigations Commander at [email protected]. Or you may mail your compliments, complaints, and suggestions to the following address:

    Investigations Commander
    Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department
    31399 West Service Drive
    Building 610
    Detroit, MI 48242

    Annual statistical summaries about complaints and internal affairs investigations are considered open-source documents and may be obtained by contacting our CALEA Accreditation Manager at 734-942-5380 or by mail:

    CALEA Manager
    Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department
    31399 East Service Dr.
    Building 610
    Detroit, MI 48242

    The CALEA Public Comment Portal is available for the community to provide comments, commendations, and other information regarding the agency’s quality of service or candidacy for accreditation.

  • Organizational Chart

    Police Org Chart

  • Local Courts

    The 34th District Court serves Detroit Metro Airport, Crosswinds Marsh, and Willow Run Airport (in Wayne County).

    34th District Court
    11129 Wayne Road
    Romulus, MI 48174

    The 14B District Court serves the west end of Willow Run Airport, which is situated in Washtenaw County.  Territory includes Tyler Road/Airport Drive, Tyler/South Service Road, and Kirk Profit Drive.
    14B District Court
    7200 S. Huron River Drive
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

  • What do I do if my vehicle was impounded at the Airport?

    For vehicles impounded at Detroit Metropolitan Airport:

    • Contact Martin’s Towing at 734-341-0083 for vehicle release information
    • If there is a police hold on an impounded vehicle, a release must be obtained from the WCAA Police Station. The police station is located at 31399 East Service Dr., Detroit, MI 48242. To receive a release, the registered owner must present the following documents:
      • Valid proof of insurance
      • Valid license plate with valid tabs
      • A licensed driver for the impounded vehicle
    • All towing and storage fees must be paid to Martin’s Towing before release of the vehicle.
      • Towing fee: $75
      • Storage fee: $20/day (beginning when vehicle reaches impound lot)
    • Vehicles left in Impound for more than 30 days will be considered abandoned and may be sold at auction.

    Map and directions to Martin’s Towing from the Airport Police Station:

  • Contact the Wayne County Airport Authority Police Department

    1. In an emergency, dial 911.
    2. You may call Wayne County Airport Police Non-Emergency Dispatch at (734) 942-2222, Option #2
    3. You may visit the police department at:

      Public Safety Headquarters
      31399 East Service Drive Building 610
      Detroit, MI 48242  

      When conducting business at the police department, free parking is across the street in the designated visitor parking area.
    4. You may file a police report for a non-emergency online.
    5. To obtain a copy of a police report, visit the WCAA FOIA page.
    6. You may obtain a copy of a traffic crash/accident report by submitting your request online.

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