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Detroit Public Safety

Cops And Firefighters Leaving The City

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Detroit

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT, June 27 (Reuters) - After years of pay cuts and reduction in their ranks, Detroit police officers and fire...

Back to the Basics: Public Safety Goes Beyond Law Enforcement

Benny Napoleon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Amid the many political distractions associated with a city in crisis, it is easy to lose track of the main purpose of city government: the health, safety and well-being of its citizens.

Substance on Public Safety Plan Lacking in Mayor Bing's "State of the City"

Gary A. Brown | Posted 04.23.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Crime continues to be Detroit's number one issue. It is on the mind of every citizen. We will not thrive until the perception of Detroit is changed to that of a safe city through reducing the number of crime victims.

Obama Addresses Detroit Problem In Inaugural Speech

Posted 01.22.2013 | Detroit

Detroit was definitely on President Obama's mind during his second inauguration ceremony held on Monday. The city made a prominent appearance durin...

A Thriving Detroit Remains My Long-Term Goal

Gary A. Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

As Detroit nears the possible appointment of an emergency financial manager, it's important to note that although the current pace of change is not as rapid as necessary to extinguish this fiscal crisis, we have made progress since 2009.

Detroit Is My Home

Benny Napoleon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

We can make our neighborhoods safer. We can light our streets, clean up the blight and fix our roads. We can educate our babies.

Public Safety in a Thriving Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 12.03.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I know all too well the damage that crime can have on families and our community. However, I caution Detroiters and people looking to move here -- the crime you see on the news is not a citywide epidemic and it's not insurmountable.

Improving the Quality of Life in Detroit and Hamtramck Is My Focus

Marcelus Brice | Posted 10.06.2012 | Detroit
Marcelus Brice

Detroit and Hamtramck residents -- in fact many residents across Michigan -- have a primary, burning issue. They have a strong need for their quality of life to be improved.

Renewing County Jail Millage Necessary to Protect Your Safety

Benny Napoleon | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

It's no secret that Wayne County government faces a budget deficit and ongoing economic challenges with declining property values. However, now is not the time to decrease resources for public safety.

Casino Gets Makeover As City's Public Safety Facility

Posted 05.29.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing joined Police Chief Ralph Godbee and community members Tuesday morning to break ground on a new public safety headquarters, a ...

Why Midtown Is Seeing A Huge Crime Drop, Improved Quality Of Life

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. By Jon Zemke Tackling the public safety problems of Detroit requires more than the efforts of one p...

Plan Would Allow Neighborhoods To Use Public Funds For Private Security

Posted 05.19.2012 | Detroit

A coalition of citizens and community groups is pushing Detroit City Council to make use of a recently amended Michigan law to charge residents for a ...