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Women in Blue
May 23, 2024
MGM Grand Detroit


The 11th annual Women in Blue was held on Thursday, May 23, 2023 at MGM Grand Detroit. The event is a celebration of the women within the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Fire Department. Both departments have incredible women who are in vital roles supporting public safety. This event highlights their contributions, celebrates female first responders and encourages women in leadership.

The event included honoring a Detroit Police Department Women in Blue Officer of the Year and a Detroit Fire Department Woman of the Year. There were 16 finalists from the Detroit Police Department and four finalists from the Detroit Fire Department. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel was the keynote speaker and spoke about her respect and admiration for the work these women do, despite challenges in their field. 

The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is proud to host the event each year and recognize the service of the amazing women who serve the City of Detroit in various public safety positions. 


EMS Training Lieutenant Caitlin Mercer

Detroit Fire Department

2024 Woman of the Year


Sergeant Joielle Cobb, not pictured

Detroit Police Department

2024 Women in Blue Officer of the Year

2024 Event

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