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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

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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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