WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has relocated its Ypsilanti Township police operation to the new Ypsilanti Township Law Enforcement Center (LEC) located at 1501 S. Huron St.
The LEC is just over a mile away from the original Township community station that was formerly housed at the 14-B District Court and Civic Center campus on S. Huron River Drive.
Renovations at the Law Enforcement Center are nearly complete and a community grand opening will be scheduled this spring. In the interim, Sheriff’s Office deputies, command officers and support staff have begun reporting out of the new facility and the LEC is fully functional for police operations.
The protocol for requesting police service has not changed. Residents should continue to call 9-1-1 for emergency response and (734)-994-2911 for non-emergency services. The local phone number to call the station remains the same: (734)-484-6740.
Residents may come to the LEC to file police reports or to contact a sheriff’s deputy. Support staff is scheduled at the LEC Monday through Friday during regular business hours to assist residents. In the event that all on-duty deputies are out of the station servicing residents, there is a call box located at the front door to easily contact Metro Dispatch for assistance.
The Law Enforcement Center property was acquired by Ypsilanti Township from the State of Michigan in 2013 after the Michigan State Police closed its Ypsilanti Post in 2011. As the former post sat vacant, Township officials expressed a strong desire to restore it to the icon of public safety that had served the community for more than 40 years by relocating our Sheriff’s Deputies to the location.
The township committed resources to renovate the building and grounds, which required extensive improvements to modernize its infrastructure and make it energy efficient. The building also had to be reconfigured to accommodate a larger police operation, more than twice the size of the former state police presence.
“The Law Enforcement Center is a great example of government cooperation and partnership in providing quality police service to our community. We are excited that the LEC is now open and we look forward to inviting residents to the open house in the spring,” said township supervisor Brenda L. Stumbo.
Over the past year, the Township, the Sheriff’s Office, and Washtenaw County have worked together to plan and execute a smooth transition into the new facility. The Facilities and IT departments of Washtenaw County provided the office equipment and communications infrastructure, as well as facilitated the physical move of an entire police operation without service interruption.
“The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the investment of resources, the support and overall partnership with Ypsilanti Township leadership and the greater Ypsilanti Township community. We believe that our consistent delivery of quality police services is due in large part to our successful collaboration with township officials and residents. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the newly renovated township police facility,” stated Sheriff Jerry Clayton.