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

Fast Facts
  • Established in 1865

  • Budget $235.9 million

  • 2,300 sworn members

  • 300 civilian personnel

  • 12 police precincts

  • 500 scout cars

  • Patrol 136 square miles

  • Serving 700,000 residents

  • Year 2015 marks its 150th Anniversary

  • 4,000 daily 911 calls

  • 1.4 million annual 911 calls received

Agency Goals
  • Reduce overall crime.

  • Reduce response time for all priority one calls for service.

  • Improve our relationships with our community by engaging in sustained problem oriented policing. The creation of our Neighborhood Police Officer position has assisted by providing dedicated officers to handle emerging concerns in each precinct.

  • Civilianize back-office functions held by uniformed personnel and transfer members back to field policing activities.

  • Continued Compliance with the United States Department of Justice Consent Judgment regarding “Use of Force, Arrest and Witness Detention.”

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Detroit Public Safety Foundation

1301 3rd Street, Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 

Office: 313-628-2169


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