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Reserve Officers: For Love of the Job

March 4, 2014

At minimum, an LASD reserve officer's service will include logging 20 hours a month regardless of obligations posed by the reserve's regular job and family responsibilities. He may find himself working his own patrol car, standing guard in the cold along a parade route, or handling that "change of shift" report nobody else wanted.

5 Arrested in Connection with Threat Against Detroit Chief

February 27, 2014
“We believe those arrested were people who promoted or facilitated the communication of the threat,” Johnson said, adding that the man who actually made the threat has not yet been arrested.

Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Calls for Fleet Modernization

February 24, 2014
The department operates an aging fleet of 1,291 vehicles riddled with maintenance issues. The vehicles lack technology needed for police work such as rugged computers. For officers, getting an operational vehicle is no sure bet, according to a Police Magazine report. In March 2013, a group of corporations pledged $8 million for new vehicles, enabling the department to replace 100 Detroit PD cruisers.

Detroit to Spend $38 Million on Tecnnology

February 24, 2014
At the Detroit Police Department, the city would spend $38 million on tech improvements, including what it calls a “fully integrated public safety IT system” that would wrap in the city’s Fire Department and EMS.

Gang Member Threatens Detroit Chief

February 24, 2014
During a news conference to address the matter, Craig said the threat will not deter the work that has been done to curtail crime in the city, which includes an average of 35 weekly raids on confirmed drug dens.

Detroit Mom Opens Fire on Home Invaders

February 20, 2014
A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home.

Detroit Mom Opens Fire on Home Invaders

February 20, 2014

A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home. The chief of police approved of her response. Read Full Story Here.

Privately Funded Detroit PD Cruisers Ready for the Street

February 10, 2014
The Detroit Police Department has put 130 of 144 new police cars into service, at least 100 of which were given to the city through an $8 million donation in the spring.

Detroit Officer Cleared in Accidental Discharge Death

February 10, 2014
Police said then that Miller “embraced” Parrish from behind while dancing. Parrish, now 40, was wearing his police-issued handgun on his waist, and it fired striking Miller once.

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Allows Suit Over Slain Officer to Proceed

January 30, 2014
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes lifted the stay order — with conditions — on Tuesday for Deborah Ryan of Canton, who is suing the Detroit Police Department over the 2009 shooting death of her daughter, a police officer.

Detroit Chief Says Armed Civilians Would Reduce Crime Rate

January 3, 2014
If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday.

Judge Rules Detroit Can Reduce Retiree Pensions

December 5, 2013
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that pensions of city retirees can legally be cut in Detroit’s bankruptcy — a decision that came as a significant surprise to people observing the case.

Detroit Chief: Debt Hinders Force's Effectiveness

October 28, 2013
“Everything’s broken,” Chief James Craig said during the third day of Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial in federal court. “Deplorable conditions. Crime is extremely high, morale low.”

Detroit Chief Says Friendly Fire May Have Killed Officer

October 24, 2013
Officer Patrick Hill was part of a special anti-crime task force. The incident occurred April 2 after officers, including Hill, executed a traffic stop on the driver of a silver Dodge Magnum. The driver, murder suspect and convicted armed robber Matthew Joseph, 24, did not comply, police said.

Detroit Officer Wounded In Gunfight Dies

October 19, 2013
A Detroit Police officer struck by gunfire by a murder suspect in April has succumbed to his wounds. Officer Patrick Hill died Saturday.

Detroit Chief: Command Staff Changes to Save $1M

October 15, 2013
Detroit Police Chief James Craig has announced changes to his executive team that will save the agency roughly $1 million a year in salaries, he said during a press conference.

The Detroit Blues

October 10, 2013

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

September 27, 2013
The Obama Administration awarded Detroit a $1.8 million grant Friday to hire 10 police officers to help the city fight crime. The grant pays for a police officer's salary and benefits for three years.

Detroit Officer Collapses at Motorcycle Competition

September 17, 2013
Officer Rodney Jones, 49, had just celebrated 28 years serving the department. Jones was also an executive board member of the Detroit Police Officers Association.

Detroit Chief Eliminates Mandatory 12-Hour Shifts

September 17, 2013
Detroit Police officers will not longer be required to work three 12-hour shifts, newly appointed Chief James Craig announced today. Beginning Oct. 14, Detroit PD officers will begin working eight-hour shifts.
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