Thieves often target homes of citizens who are on vacation or otherwise gone for an extended period of time. In response to this unique factor, the Novi Police Department has developed and implemented the Home Watch Program. Novi residents can come to Police Headquarters, call 248.348.7100, or fill out an online form to arrange a Home Watch check.
The Novi Police Department is looking for volunteers to help patrol the parking lots within the City of Novi to ensure handicapped parking spots are available for those who need them. Applicants must be at 21 years old, possess a valid Michigan driver’s license, pass a background check, and be able to calmly handle situations with an understanding of the rules and regulations of the programs. For more information, contact the Novi Police Department at 248.348.7100 or visit the Handicap Patrol page.
Nixle Email Alerts
Community members may subscribe to Nixle to receive real-time public safety information including emergencies, traffic issues, missing persons, and more. Updates can be sent via email or mobile phone. Visit nixle.com to register.
Drug Take Back Program
The Novi Police Department accepts unwanted prescription medications on a continuous basis. By creating a secure place to dispose of prescription medications, we will reduce the amount of unused and/or expired prescription medications from accidentally or intentionally being consumed by children, sold on the street or improperly disposed of in landfill or sewer systems which can negatively affect our environment. Citizens may turn in unwanted medications 24 hours a day by bringing them to the Novi Police Headquarters, located at 45125 Ten Mile Road. A person turning in prescription medications can remain anonymous, if they choose.
Police and Fire Annual Awards
Join the Novi Police and Fire Departments in honoring staff members for providing great service to the community. Police Officer of the Year, Civilian Police Employee of the Year and Firefighter of the Year will be recognized. Additional awards will be given to staff for their service and accomplishments throughout the last year.
Price: Free Community Event
Location: Novi Civic Center, 45175 Ten Mile Road
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
March 1-May 17
The Novi, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake, and South Lyon Police Departments have created the Lakes Area Citizen’s Police Academy. This Academy is a 30-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the police department’s personnel and policies. It is a series of classes held once a week for three hours. The instruction covers a different area of the police department every week for ten weeks and also includes a graduation. Anyone 18 years and over may enroll – the only requirement is that you must live or work in the cities of Novi, Walled Lake, South Lyon, or the Village of Wolverine Lake. Register online.
Price: Free; registration required
Location: Novi Police Training Center, 45125 Ten Mile Road Novi Police Department
Civilian Pistol (CPL) Safety
February 4, 11, March 25, May 20
This course fulfills both the classroom and shooting requirements to obtain a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL). Students must bring their own equipment, including a personal handgun, 100 rounds of ammunition, safety glasses, and shooter’s earmuffs or ear plugs. Participants must be 21 years old and do not have to be a Novi resident to attend. Register by completing this application or registration forms are also available at the Novi Police Department. Class size is limited and all participants are subject to a criminal background check.
• Personal hand gun (weapons will not be provided)
• 100 rounds of ammunition
• Safety Glasses
• Shooter’s earmuffs or ear plugs
• Pen or pencil
• Baseball Cap
• Loose comfortable clothing appropriate for range
For more information, contact Sergeant Michael Warren via email, or 248-347-0572.
Location: Program begins at Novi Police Department Training Center, 45125 Ten Mile Road
Home Fire Inspections
The Novi Fire Department will provide a free courtesy Home Safety Inspection. Inspections provide an opportunity to educate the home owner or occupants about fire safe behavior and the need for adequate fire and life safety conditions inside and outside of the residence. The inspection will check each area of your home and offer fire safety tips and suggestions to safe guard your family from the threat of fire or other potential hazards. The inspection typically lasts between 20-30 minutes. At the conclusion of the inspection a copy of the findings will be given to the resident along with suggestions and recommendations on how to correct any hazard found during the inspection. This program is strictly voluntary, but if you participate there are many benefits to you and your family. The Novi Fire Department simply wishes to assist you in making your home fire safe and hazard free. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Novi Fire Department Shift Supervisor at 248.349.2162.
Child Car Seat Inspections
The Novi Fire Department provides free Child Car Seat Safety Checks and Installations, Monday through Friday, by appointment. Limited night and weekend appointments are available. The Department has four Certified & Licensed Child Passenger Safety Technicians on staff ready to provide the most updated information, a free check of your child seat and, if necessary, perform a complete child seat installation. Both technicians were recently certified through the State of Michigan Department of Community Health and the National Child Passenger Safety Board (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) after completing an intensive, 80-hour course.
Community members are asked to bring the following items to the inspection:
• Vehicles owner’s manual
• Car Seat owner’s manual
• And, if possible, the child who will be “properly secured” in safety seat.
Please allow 25 minutes for the installation and the safety check process. Please contact the Novi Fire Department at 248.349.2162 to schedule an appointment.
File Of Life
The Novi Fire Department offers free File of Life envelopes in which you can place medical records in and affix to your refrigerator. This allows emergency response staff easy access to crucial information. To obtain a File of Life or for more information please contact the Novi Fire Department Shift Supervisor at 248.349.2162.
Fire & Fall Prevention For Older Adults
In an effort to better protect and prepare our older adults, the Novi Fire Department offers a program aimed at reducing the threat of injury and fire to Novi’s residents. The Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults Program is designed to educate residents of the hazards within their own homes that could cause harm by leading to a fire or causing injury. Slips and falls are the main source of injury for older people in the home. Fire Department Inspection personnel will offer recommendations to ensure your health and safety. They will also check to in ensure the proper installation and maintenance of at least one smoke detector on every floor of the home. The Fire and Fall Prevention Program will be delivered to Novi residents through both group presentations and by making in-home visits upon their request. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Novi Fire Department Shift Supervisor at 248.349.2162.
January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5
This is an American Heart Association course covering CPR and choking emergencies for adults and children. Students will receive a two year certification card upon successful completion of the course. Free for Novi residents. The class is offered the first Wednesday of the month. There are no refunds or transfer of funds for this course. There is minimum of six and maximum of fourteen students per class. Participants can register online at cityofnovi.org or at the front desk of the Civic Center. Please call 248.347.0400 for more information.
Price: Residents Free / Non-Res. Office $45
Location: Novi Fire Station #4, Ten Mile and Wixom Rds. 248.735.5667
Registration Ends: Dec 28 / Jan 22 / Feb 22 / Mar 29
HEARTSAVER CPR OR AED COURSES FOR BUSINESSES
These classes are designed for businesses that are in need of training their staff in CPR. Course offerings are Heartsaver Adult and Child CPR and Heartsaver AED. The class is approximately 3.5 hours long and instructed by certified Novi Firefighters. Students will receive a two year certification card upon successful completion of the course. Please contact Philip Duczyminski at 248.735.5667, to schedule a date and time.12 students per class maximum.
Price: $200 per business
Location: Novi Fire Station #4, Ten Mile and Wixom Rds., 248.735.5667
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES
Becoming familiar with fire extinguishers and their use in the workplace may allow you to put out small fires before they spread which may prevent injury as well as save lives. The class is offered the first Friday of the month. Please contact Philip Duczyminski at 248.735.5667, to schedule a date and time. Limit of ten to fifteen students per-class. There is no refund or transfer of funds.
Price: $150 per business
Location: Novi Fire Station #4, Ten
Mile and Wixom Rds.
BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FOR BUSINESSES
This American Heart Association course covers Adult, child and infant Basic Life Support Skills, (CPR, AED use, Bag Valve Mask use and Choking), for both one and two rescuers. The class is designed for businesses that are in need of training their staff in Basic Life Support and is approximately four hours in length. Students will receive a two year American Heart Association certification card upon completion of the course. There is no refund or transfer of funds. Please contact Philip Duczyminski at 248.735.5667, to schedule a date and time. There is a limit of 12 students per class.
Price: $300 per business
Location: Novi Fire Station #4, Ten Mile and Wixom Rds.
The Providence Center for the Healing Arts
is committed to providing on-going programs that deliver spiritually-centered, holistic care to help heal body, mind and spirit. Healing Arts is proud to offer a variety of programs that encourage creativity, exercise, self-exploration, stress reduction and more. Programs and services are available to our patients, family members, associates and community members. See our full list of programs on-line at www.stjohnprovidence. org/ProvidenceHealingArts or call 248.465.5455.