“To Provide Protection and Service To All”

10/04/2017 - 12:00
10/04/2017 - 1:00pm

The Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD) has 122 sworn police officers as part of 149 total staff. The AAPD is a full-service department with many services and units. These include a detective section, traffic services unit, K9, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, as well as a neighborhood watch and crime prevention unit. The AAPD road patrol is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy and strives for a high level of community engagement.
James Baird was hired by the City of Ann Arbor as a Patrol Officer in 1993.  He was appointed Deputy Chief of Police, Operations Division, in 2013.  His law enforcement experience includes detective, patrol and SWAT operational and management responsibilities.  In 2015, Jim was named Interim Police Chief.  After a nation-wide search, the Ann Arbor City Council appointed him as Ann Arbor Police Chief.  Jim has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University.  Please join Jim to hear about the state of the Police Department and his plans for the future.

James Baird
Ann Arbor Police Chief