The Canton Police Department is a member of several area crime fighting consortiums. The department has been the lead agency in the development of several of these consortiums over the past 2 decades.
The consortium concept is utilized as a means of providing investigative resources to local departments who cannot afford to staff and equip stand-alone units within their own agencies. Several agencies in the Western Wayne county area have teamed up with the Michigan State Police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office to provide the benefit of regional units in return for their monetary contribution and/or contribution of officers from their own agencies. The Canton Police Department is currently a member of the following consortiums:
Western Wayne Community Response Team
Western Wayne Criminal Investigations (Narcotics and Auto Theft)
Western Wayne Special Operations Team (SWAT and hostage negotiation)