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 Harris first began working for the River Rouge Police Department as a patrolman in 1993. In his time with the Department he has worked as an officer in both the Uniform Division and the Detective Bureau. During his 20 years with the Department he has specialized in traffic enforcement and special operations. In January, 2009, Jeffrey Harris was appointed to Detective Inspector of the River Rouge Police Department. As such he managed all Detective Bureau operations. Jeffrey Harris was appointed to his current position, Chief of Police and Fire, in June, 2011. In his role as Chief, he oversees both the daily operations and the administrative procedures of both River Rouge Departments.
The River Rouge Police Department has had an Auxiliary Division for decades. Auxiliary Officers are those persons who volunteer their time to the community in various aspects. While they are not certified police officers, Auxiliary Officers ride on patrol, work during special events, and are an extra set of “eyes and ears” for the police department. Additionally, Auxiliary Officers assist the certified officers with prisoners, property management and information gathering. Auxiliary Officers are trained in their duties and must pass a Field Training Program in order to pass their probation to become a full fledged Auxiliary Officer. In addition, Auxiliary Officers must adhere to a strict code of conduct and follow the rules and regulations of the River Rouge Police Department.
The Auxiliary Division is coordinated by Lt. Deborah Price-Allen and Officer Dennis Whittie. Under the coordinators, the Auxiliary Officers are organized into a chain of command. Auxiliary Officers must pass an application process including an interview and extensive background investigation before being invited to become a Probationary Auxiliary Officer. The Auxiliary Division is trying to increase its numbers with quality candidates who wish to volunteer their time. If you are interested in becoming a Police Auxiliary Officer, please contact Lt. Price-Allen or Officer Dennis Whittie at (313) 842-8700 for an application or questions.
Contact the Department
River Rouge Police Department
10600 W. Jefferson Ave.
River Rouge, Michigan 48218
Phone: (313) 842-8700
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.