Police enforcing ‘zero tolerance’ for fireworks

DEARBORN — During the summer holiday season, residents and businesses should be aware that the Police Department will be continuing its “zero tolerance” policy regarding the illegal and unsafe sale and use of fireworks. “Each year, we see cases of personal injury and damage to property when people use illegal fireworks,” Police Chief Ron Haddad said. “City ordinances prohibit the sale and use of illegal fireworks, or the unsafe use of legal fireworks,” he said.

Call 943-2201 about fireworks in neighborhoods
Police officers will respond to fireworks complaints. Adults found to be violating the city’s fireworks ordinances will be ticketed. Officers will not issue warnings for fireworks use. Parents of children found to be violating fireworks ordinance may also be ticketed under the city’s parental responsibility ordinance. Both cases are misdemeanor offenses, carrying a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. In all cases, illegal fireworks will be confiscated. To report fireworks in your neighborhood, call the police at 943-2201.