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The Charter Township of Shelby Police Department utilizes the latest techniques in education, prevention, detection and enforcement. Its members undergo constant training to provide professional law enforcement services. Through a mutual effort with our citizens, businesses and community groups  Shelby's Police Department keeps the Township a place where people are secure in their homes, businesses and travels. The police department recently moved into a new station.  It is located directly behind the Hope Chapel on the township grounds.

Shelby Township Police Department
52530 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Police Department Business Number (586) 731-2121

Emergencies: 911


The State of Michigan is launching OK2SAY, a new program that enables students to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities involving students or school employees.  OK2SAY's focus is on early intervention and prevention, acting as an early warning system to thwart school tragedies before they occur.  Click on the following link to learn more about the program and how to make a report. 


Kelsey’s Law

Effective March 28, 2013, the Michigan Department of State will implement Public Act 592 of 2012 (Kelsey’s Law), amending the Michigan Vehicle Code 257.602, which provides an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license under section 257.310e shall not “use” a cellular telephone while operating a motor vehicle upon a highway or street.  

“Use” means to initiate a call, answer a call, or listen to or engage in verbal communication through the cellular telephone.  This does not apply to an individual using a voice-operated system that is integrated into the motor vehicle.  MCL 257.602c applies to current and future level 1 or 2 graduated license holders.


MCL 257.602c(1) does not apply to an individual issued a level 1 or level 2 graduated license who is using a cellular telephone to do any of the following: report a traffic accident, medical emergency or serious road hazard; report a situation in which the person believes his or her personal safety is in jeopardy; or to report or avert the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the individual or another person.


Fireworks Enforcement

On August 28, 2013, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance No. 266, which regulates the use of fireworks in the township.  For detailed information, click the following link, "Fireworks Enforcement."   Call the police department at (586) 731-2121, Opt. 3 for Dispatch, to report violations.   


The Shelby Township Police Department has joined the Crimedar Community.  Crimedar is an online crime-mapping website that maps reported crimes and police activity in the township.  The map and data log will be updated every Monday and Friday.  More information and a video on how to use the program will be available in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, check it out; the website is