Pontiac, MI

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Pontiac is located in the metro Detroit area and has a population of roughly 67,000. Prostitution has been identified as a problem in the city for decades, and generates complaints to police. In a recent example, in describing a recent prostitution sting, the Oakland County Sheriff said they chose to target the high-prostitution and drug area based on citizen complaints.  “These sorts of illegal activities degrade a neighborhood and will not be tolerated in Pontiac or anywhere in Oakland County.  Anyone having information about these or other types of crimes in Pontiac are encouraged to contact us. I thank the citizens for making specific complaints as active and involved citizens make for a safer community.”  Sex trafficking of children is also well-documented in the city.

To combat the consumer-level demand that drives prostitution, the Pontiac Police Department conducts periodic reverse stings, and has seized the vehicles of sex buyers.  The fine for retrieving an auto is typically $1,000 or more. They have also publicized the identities of individuals arrested for solicitation.

Key Partners

  • Pontiac Police Department
State Michigan
Type City
Population 66512
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