Police Chief James E. Craig

“The Detroit Public Safety Foundation has been an invaluable tool and priceless commodity for our Department.” Says Chief James Craig. “They have been instrumental in facilitating many programs and providing numerous grants without which the success we have experienced as a Police Department would not have been possible.”

Detroit Police Department

Detroit Police Mission:

The Detroit Police Department is a model of sustained policing excellence that places Detroit’s neighborhoods and people first.

Fast Facts
  • Established in 1865

  • 2586 sworn members

  • 585 civilian personnel

  • 12 police precincts

  • 582 scout cars

  • Patrol 136 square miles

  • Serving 670,031 residents (as of July 2019)

  • Estimated 3,000 daily 911 calls

  • 988,347 911 calls received as of 2019

Agency Goals
  • Reduce overall crime, with an emphasis on both fatal and non-fatal shootings.

  • Improve service delivery to include reducing response time for all priority one calls for service.

  • Enhance police-community relations by engaging in sustained problem-oriented policing.  

  • Broaden the utilization of technology to improve the delivery of public safety services.

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Detroit Public Safety Foundation

1301 3rd Street, Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 

Office: 313-628-2169


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