Don't Call the Police

When we need help, it can be hard to know where to turn. Oftentimes, calling the police can feel like the only option, especially when other services have been systematically defunded to expand the police budget. One of the best things you can do is make a plan ahead of time so that you are not trying to filter through resources in the midst of a crisis. We've developed a document to help you make a plan to contact the right resources during a time of crisis.

Crisis Planning Doc.pdf

Accountability for Dearborn is working to find alternatives to calling the police in Dearborn. In this document you will find resources we have identified, details of the services they offer, and details of their interactions (if any) with the police department.

We also recommend checking Don't Call the Police and United Way's 211 Directory.

Alternatives to Calling the Police - Live Document