Category Archives: Safety and Security

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

The following article is reprinted from the Michigan State Police October, 2016 Bulletin: In recognition of October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, the MSP encourages Michiganders to be vigilant about their cyber security practices and to learn how to keep their personal information safe on the web. According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center,… Read More »

Crime Mapping

CLEMIS is a report management system that compiles crime reports from police departments  and makes them available to the public at  The website is user-friendly with icons that show the location of the crime, type of crime and a case number. Icons represent robberies, assaults, break-ins, drug possession, accidents when a drunk driver was involved and… Read More »

Vehicle Break-Ins

For those of you who are not signed up for crime alerts from Northville, the following was sent on July 28th by the City of Northville. Unlawful Entry of Vehicles North of Eight Mile Between Taft and Novi Roads Early this morning suspects enter several vehicles that were parked in driveways and on the streets.… Read More »

Zika Virus

There is a great deal concern over the Zika Virus and the threat that it poses.  Michael G. Kaufman, an entomologist with Michigan State University, recently published an Article titled “Zika Virus Concerns for Michigan Residents”, the highlights of which are detailed below: Most of us in the United States have nothing to worry about… Read More »

Co-existing with Coyotes

The following information was provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Coyotes can be found everywhere in Michigan — forests, fields, farmlands, backyards, neighborhoods and cities.  It is possible for people in suburban and urban areas to coexist with wildlife, including coyotes. However, many people would prefer not to have them hanging around. Learn… Read More »

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 Five seconds is the average time a driver’s eyes are off the road while texting. What could happen in five seconds? When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. Here are some tips to help decrease distracted driving: Become familiar with vehicle features and equipment before driving.… Read More »

Craig’s List and Other Internet Sales

The Novi Police Department parking lot  has two designated parking sports to conduct internet sales transaction in a safe location.  The lot itself is monitored by staff and security cameras 24 hours a day and is well-lit in the evening.   Police advise sellers to not invite potential buyers to their homes, and meeting at the police department helps reduce any… Read More »