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Detroit Police Add 90 Cops to Street Duty

August 20, 2011
Chief Ralph Godbee, Jr., announced the plan to add 50 new officers funded via three-year Community Oriented Policing Services grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The remaining 40 are being moved off desk duty on Sept. 1.

First Free Home Goes to Detroit Cop

August 18, 2011
Detroit Police Officer William Booker-Riggs, a mayoral bodyguard, became the first officer to take advantage of Mayor Dave Bing's ambitious plan to make homeowners of 200 city officers.

Alarm Industry Vows to Fight Detroit PD's Verification Policy

August 17, 2011
A trade association representing the security industry pledged to challenge the Detroit Police Department's new policy requiring verification of the break-in before officers respond to a burglar alarm.

Detroit Police Require Alarm Verification for Burglary Response

August 16, 2011
Starting Monday, the Detroit Police Department will only respond to burglary calls if the alarm company provides verification that an actual break-in has occurred.

Detroit Shifts Desk Officers To Patrol To Lower Murder Rate

August 8, 2011
Detroit Police officers assigned to desk duty will be required under a new initiative to put in eight hours of street patrol each week to help the department halt a rising murder rate.

Detroit Homicide Sergeant Killed In Motorcycle Wreck

July 18, 2011
Michael Martell, 42, died at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center on Sunday. He had not been wearing a helmet.

Detroit PD Makes Gains in Overcoming Former Abuses, Monitor Says

July 12, 2011
The Detroit Police Department made significant progress during the past three months in carrying out federally mandated reforms, a court-appointed monitor reported today.

Good Samaritan Pulls Detroit Sergeant from Burning Cruiser

July 7, 2011
A civilian Good Samaritan pulled a Detroit Police sergeant out of his burning cruiser this morning, after the officer lost control of the vehicle on Detroit's west side.

Detroit PD Welcomes 23 New Recruits

June 24, 2011
The 23 recruits participating in the Basic Recruit Graduation Ceremony completed six months of training. Six of the recruits have relatives who now work for the department.

Detroit Police Crack Down on Officers' Social Media Use

June 24, 2011
In a new directive approved by the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, officers can be punished for releasing information considered privileged that relates to crimes, accidents, or violations. The directive says employees have to use discretion to avoid discrediting or disrespecting the department.

Pregnancy and Policing

June 24, 2011
Once an officer shows her pregnancy physically, most officers agree she should take a light-duty job. The pregnancy adds stress to other patrol officers because they worry about her health and the baby's health. And she must deal with the perception that she looks more vulnerable.

Veteran Detroit Officer Struck by Wrong-Way Driver Succumbs to Injuries

June 12, 2011
Detroit Police Officer Charles Armour has died as a result of injuries he sustained a week ago, when he was struck by a wrong-way driver while directing traffic.

Detroit Police Accused of Sex Discrimination Over Special Response Team

May 31, 2011
A Detroit Police lieutenant sued the department today in federal court, alleging a physical test to qualify for an elite — and controversial — unit discriminates against women.

Newest Detroit Recruit: Former Racehorse

May 18, 2011
The animal was donated by Denise Lutz, wife of retired automotive executive Bob Lutz, both of whom were instrumental in resurrecting the Detroit Police Mounted Unit after it was disbanded in 2005 for budgetary reasons.

Fortifying Police Stations

May 16, 2011

Police administrations can implement a variety of technologies to beef-up police facility security. While cameras are often top of mind in every police facility—even the old and outdated ones—many other technologies exist to monitor and secure these buildings.

Station Attacks

May 16, 2011

Most assaults on cops are borne of desperate bids to evade justice. But what of those who go so far as to engage and assault cops on their home turf? What makes these time bombs tick? Revenge, for one.

Detroit Cop Killer Gets Life

May 5, 2011
The 11-year-old son of Detroit Police Officer Brian Huff stood up at the sentencing hearing of his father's convicted killer and said, "I don't know why you had to take my dad away. I don't know why you had to do this. He was a nice man. He was doing his job."

Tulsa Police Trace Dead Gang Member's Gun to Detroit Officer

April 19, 2011
The 9mm handgun possessed by a Crip gang member who was shot by a Tulsa (Okla.) Police officer was once the service weapon of a Detroit Police officer.

Detroit Officer's Killer Convicted

March 23, 2011
Jason Gibson has been convicted of fatally shooting Detroit Police Officer Brian Huff, following an 18-day trial that included 447 pieces of evidence. A Wayne County jury deliberated for about three hours, and then announced guilty verdicts on all 17 counts against the 26-year-old.

Detroit Police Bring Back Precincts

March 3, 2011
The move "enhances our community policing efforts, data-driven approach toward deployment, and maintains our trajectory toward consent-decree compliance by the end of this calendar year," according to a statement released by Police Chief Ralph Godbee.
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