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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Temporary Traffic Order Issued for Memorial Day Soccer Tournament

Due to safety concerns for pedestrians and motorists, the speed limit on Denton Road shall be 25 mph from 1,000 feet north of Proctor Road to 1,000 feet south of the southern boundary of Independence Park, during the following listed times of the Canton C...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Memorial Day Service hosted by the Fire Department Honor Guard

May 14, 2019, Canton, MI – The Canton Fire Department’s Honor Guard will be hosting a Memorial Day service to be held on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10 a.m.  The event will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Center lo...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Suspicious situation reported at a bus stop

April 12, 2019, Canton, MI – This morning at approximately 8:40 a.m., a student of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools reported that an unknown male drove by the bus stop near Pointe & Sussex at approximately 8:20 a.m., and asked the kids if t...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Fire Department announces ISO score reduction

April 9, 2019, Canton, MI – The Canton Fire Department recently requested the Insurance Services Office (ISO) to re-evaluate the Township’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) score.  Canton has historically maintained a sc...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Public Safety Announces Youth Academy this Summer

 

March 26, 2019, Canton, MI – The Canton Public Safety Department is hosting a one-week summer program for teens age 13 to 17 years old.  This year’s Youth Academy will be held Monday, June 24 – Friday, June...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Police Department retirement announced

March 11, 2019, Canton, MI – The Canton Public Safety Department announces the retirement of Police Lieutenant Michael Steckel at the end of March.

Michael Steckel was hired by the department as a police officer in 1995.  He was promoted...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Citizens Police Academy registration open during the month of February

January 29, 2019, Canton, MI – The Canton Police Department will be accepting applications during the month of February for its popular Citizens Police Academy.  This year’s eight-week program will be held on Thursdays, from 6...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Canton issues a Snow Emergency

 

January 19, 2019, Canton, MI –   Effective Saturday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. – Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 11 p.m., a Snow Emergency is hereby declared for the Charter Township of Canton by Public Safety Director Joshua C. Meier.In acc...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Suspected driver charged in pedestrian hit and run

 

December 19, 2018, Canton, MI – Yesterday, Dearborn resident Zeina Diab Elhage, age 64, was arraigned in 35th District Court on a warrant approved by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office for:

  
  • One c...
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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Suspicious situation reported at a bus stop

 

December 11, 2018, Canton, MI - This morning at approximately 7:20 a.m., a female student of Plymouth-Canton Community Schools was waiting at the bus stop located near Ardsley & Burnham Roads. The student observed a vehicle pass by the bus s...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Seeking New Volunteers

Canton Public Safety’s Emergency Management Division is seeking volunteers to join its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  The CERT Program educates its members about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Police seeking information on driver involved in a pedestrian hit & run

December 6, 2018, Canton, MI – Police officers are looking for the driver of a vehicle who struck a 15-year old bicyclist on Canton Center Road, south of Palmer Road, yesterday at approximately 5:26 p.m.

The driver of the southbound vehicle fled ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Canton residents are invited to attend Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Town Hall Meeting

November 20, 2018, Canton, MI - Prosecutor Kym Worthy will hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Wayne County. The first will be held on November 29, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Northville Township Hall, located at 44405 Six Mile Road ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Police Department directs efforts toward impaired drivers this holiday season

November 15, 2018, Canton, MI - In an effort to keep the roadways safe this holiday season, the Canton Police Department is conducting special traffic enforcements directed at identifying motorists who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Michigan Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 1, 2018, Canton, MI – November 4-10, 2018, is Michigan’s Winter Weather Awareness Week.  Canton’s Emergency Management Division would like to remind residents of some tips to help keep them safe during the u...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Police investigate and determine a threat to be non-credible at Canton Charter Academy today

October 29, 2018, Canton, MI – This afternoon the Canton Police Department was notified of a possible threat at the Canton Charter Academy, located at 49100 Ford Road.  As a precaution, school officials put the students on a preventativ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Charges issued in Connection with Organized Retail Crime Investigation

August 21, 2018, Canton, MI – Today at 3 p.m., in Dearborn’s 19th District Court, the first two of five individuals will be arraigned on charges issued by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy in connection with an organized retail cri...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Two suspects charged in separate private sale scams

 

August 14, 2018, Canton, MI – On Saturday, Canton police officers responded to two unrelated calls of a private sale transaction that resulted in a theft.  In both incidents, the victims had made contact with...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Police and Fire Dept Training Exercise Today

August 10, 2018, Canton, MI – Canton Public Safety, along with several area departments and St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia, is participating in a simulated training exercise until approximately Noon today.  The traini...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Patrol vehicles now stocked with Narcan

 

July 23, 2018, Canton, MI – All patrol vehicles in Canton are now stocked with Narcan (naloxone), an opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression and blood pr...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Intermittent Outdoor Warning Siren System testing this week

  

July 19, 2018, Canton, MI - Work is being performed on Canton's Outdoor Warning Siren System this week. Individual sirens may be tested for a duration of six seconds. In the event of an actual weather emergency the sirens will sound fo...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Canton to host Personal Safety for Your Teen & College-Bound Student Seminar

 

(Canton, MI – June 28, 2018) Canton’s Public Safety Department is partnering with Canton Leisure Services to present a Personal Safety for Your Teen and College-Bound Student seminar on Saturday, July 21, 20...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Canton amends ordinance to include vapor products

 

June 27, 2018, Canton, MI - Last month, the Charter Township of Canton Board of Trustees approved an amendment to the Township’s ordinance prohibiting minors from possessing tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, vapor products and ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Canton encourages residents to sign up for Nixle alerts

 June 12, 2018, Canton, MI – During the month of June, the Canton Public Safety Department is actively encouraging residents to sign up with Nixle, a web-based information system that allows the department to provide subscribers with tr...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Temporary Traffic Order for Special Conditions

Due to the Liberty Fest Run and expected heavy traffic for Liberty Fest fireworks display in Heritage Park, the Director of Public Safety has issued an emergency traffic order in accordance with the Uniform Traffic Code for Cities, Townships and Villages,...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Police arrest student suspected of making bomb threat

June 1, 2018, Canton, MI – Early this morning, officers from the Canton Police Department arrested a 17-year old student in connection to a bomb threat made against the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park yesterday via social media.

Upon being notif...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Temporary Traffic Order for Special Conditions

May 24, 2018 - Due to safety concerns for pedestrians and motorists, the speed limit on Denton Road shall be 25 mph from 1,000 feet north of Proctor Road, to 1,000 feet south of the southern boundary of Independence Park during the following listed times ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Canton hosting first Youth Public Safety Academy

May 15, 2017, Canton, MI – The Canton Public Safety Department is hosting a one-week summer program for teens age 13 to 17 years old, providing a fun, interactive learning experience designed to:

  • Teach students about the daily operations of the p...
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