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  • Westland Police Department Partners with First Step to Provide Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence

    May 6, 2021

    Westland - In March of 2021, the Westland Police Department began a formalized partnership with First Step, to provide stronger, more immediate resources to victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence cases are the most dangerous and difficult cases for officers to respond to and for victims to work through. Like many cities, Westland has seen a dramatic increase in domestic violence reported cases. This is especially true during the current high-stress environment caused by the COVID-19...

  • Westland Police Department hiring new officers

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Dec 31, 2020

    The Westland Police Department recently exhausted the eligibility list that they use to hire new police officers. They anticipate starting a new process in January of 2021 to establish the next eligibility list. As part of the process, applicants will be required to take the written portion of their testing through EMPCO ( Since testing dates might be limited due to the holiday season, they wanted to put this information out there to give those who are qualified an ample...

  • Ecorse Businesses Urged to be On Alert for Counterfeit Bills

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 31, 2020

    Ecorse's Public Safety Director Joseph Thomas is urging local businesses to be on alert for counterfeit $50 and $20 bills. Thomas says five fake bills had been received by three Ecorse businesses as of Monday, December 28, and says there are bound to be more floating around out there. "During the holidays, we got hit hard and people are going to be doing (unlawful) things, and we ask people to be extremely mindful," says Thomas. Thomas adds that it is possible people are unknowingly passing the...

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