The 27th District Court has jurisdiction over matters that occur within the City of Wyandotte and the City of…More Riverview.
Besides presiding over legal matters, the court also runs a work force and a court-in-the-schools program.
The work force allows non-violent offenders an opportunity to work off their criminal sentence in lieu of serving jail time. The school program allows students to see real-time cases being heard and decided upon in their school gymnasiums. It gives the students an up close look at the judicial system, while also reinforcing the real-time consequences for criminal behavior.
In 2008, the court moved from its longtime spot at the corner of Biddle and Ford to its new, spacious, state-of-the-art facility south of Ford. It shares the 17,000-square-feet glass-front building with the Wyandotte Police Department.
The Wyandotte Police Department has been housed in several locations over the years. In 2008, it moved from its…More longtime spot at the corner of Biddle and Ford to its new, spacious, state-of-the-art facility south of Ford. It shares the 17,000-square-feet glass-front building with the 27th District Court.
Besides dispensing justice and upholding the law, the department provides a number of other services, including fingerprinting, classes on carrying a concealed weapon and an Explorers program for those ages 14 to 20 who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.