Department Needs

These are some of the current identified needs of the Detroit Police Department. Your support can help make them a reality!

Technology/Equipment/Community Outreach

  • Shotspotter (automatic alerting system based on audio gunshot monitoring);
  • 20 Patrol Fleet Vehicles;
  • 10 Black Trek Police Bicycles for Training Academy;
  • Adobe Photoshop software for Central Photo/Graphics Unit;
  • Real-Time Crime Command Center;
  • DPD Community outreach items for teenagers and kids – Riding Safety in the Car, Texting/Distracted Driving in English & Spanish Book Marks, Safe Walking, I’m Safe on My Bike Coloring Books, Bullying Prevention Book Marks, Cyber Safety Activity Book, How to Deal with Bullying, Plastic Police Badges;
  • CITI Camp for At-Risk  Teenagers;
  • Digital Cameras for the DPD Investigation Bureau;
  • Digital Cameras for the DPD Domestic Violence Unit;

Officer Development

  • Simulated shooting range
  • Community Policing Training


  • Update training facilities
  • Beautification of the DPD Precincts
  • Safety upgrades for precincts such as cameras/bullet-proof glass, etc.
  • Simulated Shooting Range
  • Mounted Police expenses (Vet bills, hay, horseshoeing) – Sponsored by Strategic Staffing Solutions for year 2014




Updated: 7/18/14