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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Canton Steps Up Seat Belt Enforcements

November 23, 2020, Canton, MI – The Canton Police Department continues to join forces with law enforcement agencies across Michigan by strictly enforcing the state’s seat belt law as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign.

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Suspect charged with multiple B&E's to local businesses

August 20, 2020, Canton, MI – On Saturday, David Edward Miller, 58 years old from Westland, was arraigned on charges following multiple break-ins to local businesses in Canton.  

Miller’s charges include four counts of Breaking...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Board approves restructure of Public Safety's top administration

July 29, 2020, Canton, MI – Last night, the Canton Board of Trustees approved the reclassification of two Deputy Director positions as a means of restructuring of the Public Safety Department following the retirement of the former Public Safety ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

July Fourth Holiday Use of Fireworks in Canton

June 23, 2020, Canton, MI – The Canton Public Safety Department reminds residents that Michigan law and Canton ordinance state the following in regard to July Fourth holiday fireworks: 

(a)    The discharge of novelties...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Police Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

June 17, 2020, Canton, MI – On Monday, June 22, 2020, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin their virtual examination into all aspects of the Canton Police Department&r...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Police Department Issues Statement of Support

June 2, 2020, Canton, MI – Chadwick Baugh, Deputy Director of Police, issues the following statement:

The Canton Police Department stands against injustice and works every day to serve our community.  Like many, we are sickened by the ac...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Canton Fire Department Receives Accreditation

March 9, 2020, Canton, MI – Last week, the Canton Fire Department was awarded full accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).  Officials from the department appeared before a ten-person CFAI panel at t...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Applications accepted during the month of February for Citizens Police Academy

January 28, 2020, Canton, MI – The Canton Public Safety Department will be accepting applications during the month of February for its popular Citizens Police Academy.  This year’s eight-week program will be held on Thursdays,...

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Posted on: January 18, 2020

Canton issues a snow emergency

January 18, 2020, Canton, MI – Effective Saturday, January 18, at 9 a.m., through Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Noon, a Snow Emergency is hereby declared for the Charter Township of Canton by Public Safety Director Joshua C. Meier.In accordance w...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Suspect charged with arson of home

December 11, 2019, Canton, MI – Jason Michael Wilkinson was arraigned yesterday in 35th District Court on two charges related to a residential structure fire that occurred on Crestmont Drive, in February, 2019. 

Wilkinson, 38 from Waterf...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Police Department's Juvenile Diversion Program

December 9, 2019, Canton, MI – The Canton Police Department, working in conjunction with Growth Works and the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, has implemented a new Juvenile Diversion Program. The one- year “pilot”...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Suspect arrested and charged with theft from vehicles

Update - Suspect charged

December 9, 2019 – Canton, MI – This weekend, suspect Kevin William Chenevare-Lowery, Jr., age 19, from Ypsilanti, was arraigned on three charges related to the below incident on December 6.  Charges in...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Canton hosting first Youth Public Safety Academy

May 15, 2017, Canton, MI – The Canton Public Safety Department is hosting a one-week summer program for teens age 13 to 17 years old, providing a fun, interactive learning experience designed to:

  • Teach students about the daily operations of the p...
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