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Run with the Police

Join Royal Oak's Finest for a 5k Run/Walk on June 2.

Let's celebrate a century of service with a 5K community run/walk that includes: 

  • FREE race photos
  • Mugshots
  • Chase the Chief Kids Run
  • 1.5 Mile Fitness Challenge
  • Meet a K-9 dog
  • ROPD history exhibit
  • FREE aviator sunglasses
  • FREE doughnuts 
  • Much more
Register at www.runwiththepolice5k.com or in person at the race! 

All proceeds go to the Royal Oak Police Department Donation Fund to be used for the health and well-being of officers.


Police Department Update

Residents can find the most recent police reports on the city's website at http://romi.gov/963/Press-Releases

Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for crime alerts at crimemapping.com. Crime Mapping's goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry.

Sign up for public safety alerts from the police using Civic Ready. Click here to subscribe.

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Parking Lot, Sidewalks to Close June 5 

Parking lot 4 adjacent to the Royal Oak Public Library will close June 5. What does this mean to you?  The last day you can park in the lot is Monday June 4.  On Tuesday June 5  the lot will become a construction site for the new 581 space public parking structure.  Surrounding area, including the sidewalk along south 11 Mile Road and the crosswalk from the lot egress to the Emagine lot, will also be closed.  Pedestrian and bicycle traffic should utilize the sidewalk on the north side of 11 Mile Road and crosswalks at Main and/or Troy Streets during the construction period.  The parking structure is scheduled to open in May 2019 and both the sidewalk and the crosswalk will reopen.  

Record Setting Rains Wreaks Havoc on Park Grass Mowing Schedules

Did you know spring 2018 has been the fifth wettest spring in recorded history? And, all of this rain has caused city parks to be saturated, especially parks at lower elevations. Department of public service crews are working their best to keep the grass at each of the city's 50+ parks cut, however, it is definitely not standard operating procedures this spring!

Some parks remain too wet for any equipment to be able to cut, while at others cutting has to be conducted at a slower pace because the more efficient larger heavier equipment cannot be used for fear it will mire becoming stuck in the mud and cause damage to the park landscape.

Please be assured DPS workers continue to monitor the parks daily and with the cooperation of Mother Nature the conditions should return to normal soon.

Just 20 days to the summer solstice!


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Royal Oak Police Department Launches Hope Not Handcuffs

In partnership with Families Against Narcotics (FAN) the Royal Oak Police Department becomes part of the growing Hope Not Handcuffs network that brings law enforcement and community organizations together to find treatment options for individuals battling addiction.  Instead of arrest, any individual seeking help to reduce their dependency on drugs or alcohol, can come to the police department and be greeted with compassion and respect.  Police personnel along with volunteer Angels will guide the individual through the process to get them in a treatment program.  Want to become an Angel?  Royal Oak Police will host an Angel Training on Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  To register please to to:  www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/hopenothandcuffs-angel

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Open House at Orson Starr House Museum June 10

June - the traditional month of weddings. Come celebrate the beauty of the June bride through the generations at the Orson Starr House Museum Open House on Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 -4:00p.m.
In addition to the bridal gown exhibit, be sure to check out the newly restored kitchen!
Admission is FREE, however, donations are always appreciated.

The Orson Starr House Museum is located at 3123 N Main Street. Free parking is available one block south at the Salvation Army Citadel.
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Don't Forget New Metered Parking Lot Available

Between the public library and the police department, a new metered lot is available to the public.  The lot  entrance is on Troy Street, just south of 11 Mile Road.  The lot allows convenient access to city hall, library, police department and the farmers market. 

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Downtown Royal Oak Parking Guide

Wondering where to park during construction? Download a parking guide or pick one up at City Hall, the library or the Royal Oak Police Station.


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 Library Events

There is always something interesting and exciting happening at the Royal Oak Public Library. Go to ropl,org to learn more.

Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (September through June)

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Work for the City of Royal Oak

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Royal Oak.
To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs


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Senior Times Newsletter

The City of Royal Oak offers mature adults opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities.

Click here for the latest news and information from the Mahany/ Meininger Community Center. 

Mobile App

City Launches Mobile App

The City of Royal Oak has a new mobile app! Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

Download the app at these locations:

Apple Store 
Google Play Store

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Make Convenient Online Payments

Did you know you can make online payments for property taxes and utility bills?

Go to http://romi.gov/868/Online-Payments to learn more.

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