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Join us to honor Detroit's heroes at Above & Beyond
Thursday, November 18th
Detroit Opera House
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Details 

The DPSF is proud to host the 9th annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony honoring first-responders within Detroit Police and Fire.


Our signature event, Above & Beyond, will take place on November 18th at the Detroit Opera House. This year's event will be theater style and include boxed and floor seats. The reception prior to the show will include heavy, strolling hors-d’oeuvres and each guest will receive a Detroit inspired snack box to enjoy during the show.


We will once again be working with DPD and DFD leadership to identify the department members who will be receiving the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart, two of the most prestigious awards. The stories of their bravery and sacrifices are always inspiring.


We look forward to having Roop Raj, 5pm Anchor at Fox 2 News, serve as our event host.


During the event, we will also recognize Meijer with the James B. Nicholson City Change Maker Award. Meijer is opening a third location in Detroit and is focusing on making fresh and affordable food available for the citizens of Detroit.


The Detroit Pistons will be receiving the Public Safety Partner Award. The Pistons have been a great partner to the DPSF, DPD and DFD. They financially supported DPD's new Office of Internal and External Relations (OIER) Unit which focuses on member support services and also procedural justice and policing legitimacy. In the summer of 2021, they also provided new chairs for the DPD & DFD 911 Communications Center and remodeled the Quiet Rooms where dispatchers take breaks and recharge.


We are thankful for the opportunity to once again meet in person to honor the service and sacrifices of Detroit's first responders. We appreciate the continued support of our sponsors and community partners. Please take a moment to review the Sponsorship Packet and consider sponsoring again this year. Help us continue our mission to support first responders and make Detroit a safer place to live, work and visit.

Corporate Sponsors

Please consider sponsoring Above & Beyond and review the opportunities in the Sponsorship Packet.

Community Sponsors

We now have a Public Safety Partner for a $25 donation and a Community Sponsor for a $10 donation. All of these sponsors will be recognized in the program book and on our social media pages.