DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn Police Department hosted the FIANNA GROUP on April 16, 2012. FIANNA is a network of senior police chiefs, who are working at a strategic level in the Netherlands. The focus of the group is to gain valuable insight on best practices and innovative concepts on Community Policing.
The Dearborn Police Department has been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the White House as a best practices model in the area of Community Policing.
Chief Haddad had a participating role in the development of National Policy because of the advanced relationship the Dearborn Police Department has with the entire Dearborn community as well as the Chief’s vision on cooperative efforts through out the South-East region of Michigan.
The fourteen-member FIANNA delegation attended presentations from Chief Haddad, Suehaila Amen, President of the Lebanese American Heritage Club, Barbara McQuade, U.S. District Attorney- Eastern Michigan District, and Imam Sayed Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America. The FIANNA GROUP visit also included a guided tour of the City of Dearborn highlighting our neighborhoods, business districts and area schools.
Chief Ron Haddad states, “The relationships between the Dearborn Police Department and the citizens of Dearborn serve as a catalyst of change in the methodology of policing. It is the participation of the citizens of this great city that ensure our success in the safety and prosperity of this community”.