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Detroit Police Department

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

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Police of Chief, James E. White

Fast Facts

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Established 1865

Serving 670,031 residents (as of July 2019)

2586 sworn members

585 civilian personnel

582 scout cars

Agency Goals


12 Police Precincts

Patrol 136 square miles

988,347 911 calls received as of 2019

• 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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