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Dearborn Police Department
Wednesday November 20th, 2019 :: 10:00 a.m. EST


Main city offices closed November 20, 2019, 1-5 p.m. for emergency training. See email/web message for details.

The community is advised that the Dearborn Administrative Center (DAC), which houses the main government offices of the City of Dearborn, will be closed to the public from 1 - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

The City will be conducting emergency preparedness training for DAC employees in an exercise that will equip city employees with the knowledge of how best to react during crisis incidents like those involving active shooters.

It is also designed to assist residents in the future, should an unexpected incident occur while the public is inside the building.

Due to the closure the afternoon of Nov. 20, residents are encouraged to plan ahead if they need to conduct city business. The doors of the DAC will close at 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, and all customers already within the building must conclude their business by 2 p.m. to allow the emergency training to begin later that afternoon.

Customers calling departments in the Dearborn Administrative Center, or calling the city’s main phone lines, will need to leave voice messages to allow all employees to fully participate in the training. Calls will be returned on Thursday, Nov. 21 as soon as possible when the DAC re-opens for business. 

The City regrets the few hours of inconvenience, and asks for customers’ understanding about the essential nature of this training, which will also improve the safety for the public.

Departments affected by the DAC closure and therefore not reachable by phone either are the City Clerk’s Office, Assessment, Property Maintenance and Development Services (which includes building permits and inspections, and sanitation), Mayor’s Office, City Council Office, Public Information, Legal, Human Resources, Engineering, and Finance and Treasury.

The Nov. 20 training exercise does not impact business or phone calls at other city buildings. These are the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center and the DISC, the Department of Public Works offices, the Police Department, and the Esper and Bryant branch libraries. (Henry Ford Centennial Library is closed for ongoing renovations.)        

The training will include a simulated scenario, and is similar to that conducted by Police and Fire personnel in environments throughout Dearborn, including at corporate offices, visitor attractions, shopping malls, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, houses of worship and public schools.

The fact that a training exercise is being presented at the DAC is not an indication that any unique threat exists for city employees or members of the public while in the municipal building.

Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. initiated the simulated scenario training for DAC employees to give them the same opportunity as employees at other public and private workplaces in Dearborn. The exercise will help employees to learn skills necessary to react to a violent situation, and to direct customers to safety.

Training exercises are planned at other city facilities in the future.

Dearborn Police Department
16099 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 313-943-2240

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