Police Department 734-258-3060


14710 Reaume Parkway

Southgate, Michigan 48195


The Police Department provides a full range of police services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department is responsible for patrolling City neighborhoods, responding to calls for police service, investigating crimes and arresting offenders, working closely with the community to identify and solve problems of crime and neighborhood disorder as well as dispatching fire and emergency medical services.The men and women of the Southgate Police Department are dedicated to serving the citizens, business owners and visitors to Southgate, Michigan.

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H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts), Michigan’s statewide auto theft prevention program. For the past 25 years, H.E.A.T. has been working with law enforcement agencies to reduce auto theft in Michigan. H.E.A.T. awards tipsters for their information that leads to an arrest or conviction of an auto-theft suspect. H.E.A.T. refers tips from its 24/7 confidential tip line back to law enforcement for investigation, which has made the program so successful. Tipsters can report tips at www.1800242HEAT.com


Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday -Thursday - Friday 8am to 4pm

Wednesdays 8am to Noon

Hours may vary, please call
(734) 258-3047 or (734) 258-3054,
to verify times and fees.

Fax: (734) 284-4715

The Southgate Police Records Bureau performs a variety of services to the public:
  • Gun Permits
  • Local Background Checks
  • Provide Police Reports**
  • Fingerprinting, Ink only
    (Southgate Residents Only - must have current driver's license or State ID)
  • Bicycle Licenses

Fingerprinting Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday

9 to 11am and 1 to 3pm
No appointment necessary

$10.00 per card

Gun Permit

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - Thursday - Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am to Noon

CCW'S (Concealed Pistol License)
Anyone interested in applying can pick up an application packet at the Southgate Police Department (Processing & fingerprinting for CCW permit is done through Wayne County)

Click here for CCW Information

ICHAT (Internet Criminal History Access Tool)
For information on searching the Michigan State Police Criminal History Database, please go to:
then click ICHAT.

**Accident reports, for approximately the last 10 years, are now available online. Please go to: http://www.michigan.gov/msp and click on the TCPS icon (Traffic Crash Purchasing System). Accidents purchased online at this website cost $10 by credit card.


"Working to Keep Southgate Beautiful”


Code Enforcement Officer                                                                                                         

Monday – Friday

Bernadette M. Moore                                                                                                                       

8 AM – 5 PM

14710 Reaume Parkway



The City of Southgate Code Enforcement Officer enforces the International Property Maintenance Code and City of Southgate Ordinances which deal with property maintenance for both the residential and commercial communities.


In addition, the Code Enforcement Officer handles registration of vacant properties in the City.


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Animal Control   734-246-1328

This section is responsible for picking up stray animals, including all the wild animals, such as skunks and possums, as well as dogs and cats. ACO's provide traps to all residents with animals in their yards or homes, and work in conjunction with the Michigan Humane Society. They also are certified to euthanize animals that must be disposed of.

Animal Control Hours  

Monday - Wednesday   8:00am - 9:00pm  
Thursday - Friday   8:00am - 4:00pm  
Saturday - Sunday   8:00am - 5:00pm  


Captain Michael Pool

This section is staffed by volunteers and currently numbers anywhere from ten to twenty people. They serve at special events, such as Heritage Days and the Downriver Cruise, as well as make routine patrols on weekend evenings of the schools and churches in the City. They also provide valuable assistance in emergencies, such as weather related events.

They work under the direction of the Administration Staff.