Pontiac, Michigan Police Station Information
The table offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Pontiac, MI. The total number of reported crimes in Pontiac, MI is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Pontiac, MI crime rate is 53% higher than the Michigan average and is 28% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Pontiac, MI has a violent crime rate that is 172% higher than the Michigan average and 223% higher than the national average. For property crime, Pontiac, MI is 24% higher than the Michigan average and 3% lower than the national average.
Facts about crime in Pontiac, Michigan:
- The overall crime rate in Pontiac is 28% higher than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 9.93 daily crimes that occur in Pontiac.
- Pontiac is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
- In Pontiac you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Pontiac has decreased by 5%.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Pontiac Substation in partnership with the citizens of Pontiac, strives to build a free flowing network of information to achieve the common goal of preventing crime, solving problems, and making Pontiac a safe place to live.
The Pontiac Patrol Division was created to provide contracted police services to the City of Pontiac. In addition to performing the conventional duties of law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office maintains a substation in the City of Pontiac, which is open 24 hours a day, affording residents the ability to:
- Place their house on the House Checklist, providing extra patrol during extended periods the homeowner will be away.
- Make reports of incidents or accidents when a police officer was not called to the scene.
Have officers available to talk to Community Groups, Homeowners Associations and Businesses on topics of concern.
- Provide PBT (preliminary breath tests) at a fee of $10 per test.
Pontiac Police Department Address:
110 East Pike Street
Pontiac, Michigan, USA 48342
Crime Tips: 1-888-TURN-1-IN
The Corrective Services Division of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the supervision and oversight of approximately 1,300 of the 1,700 inmates in the corrections system. Security ranges from maximum security to low-level offenders. This Division is responsible for all Main Jail operations as well as booking, visitation of inmates, and food services.The goal of the Division is to maintain order and discipline, promoting safety and security within the facility, thus providing for the security and safety for the citizens of Oakland County.
In 2013, the Corrective Services Division admitted close to 20,000 prisoners. This is a challenge for the personnel of the Division considering there is a consistent jail overcrowding issue. The deputies and command do a phenomenal job of adjusting to the inmate overcrowding and creating ways to keep the system moving and secure.The Main Oakland County Jail, located at 1201 North Telegraph, was built in 1973. The jail is a maximum security facility and has general inmate population housing of approximately 440 inmates. The intake area for processing new arrests includes holding tanks and observation cells which accommodate a capacity of 156 inmates.
A 24-hour, seven day per week health clinic is operated at the jail and has seven single cells. In March, 1989, the Annex (a direct supervision facility) was completed, which is attached to the Main Jail and has the capacity to house an additional 487 inmates.
All visits take place through a video visitation system and are scheduled on an appointment basis only. Visits are scheduled by inmates. Visiting List information cannot be given over the phone or Internet. Information can be given in person with a current valid State issued I.D.
For information on inmate phone calls, posting inmate bond, sending mail to inmates, or sending money to inmates, visit Inmate Information.
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The City of Pontiac is a public body required by law to provide existing, non-exempt public records to persons upon written request. The City of Pontiac’s Freedom of Information Act policy, as approved by the City Council, April 13, 2017, is to respond to requests in a consistent, fair and even-handed manner. Some records are exempt from public disclosure by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act or other statutes. Also, the City of Pontiac may charge fees to fulfill FOIA requests in accordance with state law.