River Rouge Police Department
The mission for every member of the River Rouge Police Department is to consistently seek and find ways to affirmatively promote, preserve and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality services to members of the community.
This mission is a commitment to quality performance from all members. It is critical that all members understand, accept and be aligned with the responsibilities established by this mission. It provides the foundation upon which all operational decisions and organizational directives will be based. Directives include rules, regulations, operating policies, procedures, and practices.
This mission represents the commitment of this administration to the concepts of quality performance management. In other words, members are expected to work consistently in a quality manner in the daily performance of their duties, job responsibilities and work tasks associated with this mission. Quality manner means that performance outcomes comply with the performance standards established for this agency and for each member associated with this agency. Examples of performance standards include the oath of office, code of ethics, agency rules, policies, procedures, directives, general and supervisory orders, work productivity and performance behavior.
Each member is required to accept the responsibility for the achievement of this mission and publicly register his or her commitment to it and to the concepts of quality service.
About the River Rouge Police Department
Chief Deborah Hayes- Price was hired by the River Rouge Police Department as patrol woman, on August 20th, 1990, and rose through the ranks of corporal, sergeant and Administrative Lieutenant before being appointed Chief of Police in January, 2015. She spear headed a program “Project Recourse” 1992-1993, an anti-violent, anti-gang program effort between the cities of River Rouge & Ecorse. She and an Ecorse officer worked together in finding ways to eliminate drug activity, educate our youth with drug awareness in the schools, churches, organized Block Clubs and strengthen the lines of communications between the cities. A Stop Teen Violence Rally was held in June, 1993, with a human chain the wrapped around the cities of River Rouge, Ecorse, Detroit, Lincoln Park and Melvindale, encompassing 7 miles, with over 1,000 people that participated. She graduated from University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice w/ a minor in Psychology, and Associate of Science -Wayne County Community College and 17 credits for a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. I am a youth advocate against violence, Domestic Abuse and mistreatment of the elderly.
“Treat others as you wish to be treated”
Hours of Operation
The River Rouge Police Department is closed for normal business operations on weekends and holidays. However, Police Dispatch Services operate 24 hours a day, year round. In case of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency police assistance please call (313) 842-8700.
Contact the Department
River Rouge Police Department
10600 W. Jefferson Ave.
River Rouge, Michigan 48218
Phone: (313) 842-8700
MS. Elicia Martinez
Give A Child A Christmas
In 2015 the River Rouge Police & Fire Department had a very successful Give A Kid A Christmas Program. Families that would like to participate please call 313-842-0069 or stop into the Police Department from December 6th thru December 19th . If you would like to donate to this wonderful event please call 313-842-0069. Click here for an application.