Detroit at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Detroit Police Department

  • 2,528 Officers
  • 621 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 3.84 Detroit
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Detroit Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated November 20, 2022


We identified over $34.1M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Detroit
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$1,983,281.00 10/1/2022
9/30/2025
DETROIT, CITY OF THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT (DPD) IS REQUESTING FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE UPGRADE AND EXPANSION OF ITS EXISTING BODY WORN CAMERA (BWC) PROGRAM. BWCS HAVE BECOME INDISPENSABLE TO DPD’S MEMBERS IN DOCUMENTING CONTACTS, CONVERSATIONS, CRITICAL INCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES.  THEY HAVE ENABLED DPD TO MAKE A… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime
$500,000.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2024
DETROIT, CITY OF FY2021 SPI: CITY OF DETROIT, MI Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$241,768.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2023
DETROIT, CITY OF DETROIT, MI CIT PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$2,474,706.00 7/1/2020
6/30/2023
DETROIT, CITY OF CHP Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated October 11, 2022


$808.6K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Detroit Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is HELICOPTER,OBSERVATION with 1 item valued at $190,817.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
6/14/2017 PACKBOT 510 WITH FASTAC REMOTELY CONTROLLED VEHICLE
1385-01-593-6219
2 2 @ $77,000.00 $154,000.00 Q 3
11/18/2016 SIGHT,THERMAL
5855-01-524-4314
2 2 @ $11,999.00 $23,998.00 F 7
4/18/2016 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-411-1265
15 15 @ $371.00 $5,565.00 D 1
2/25/2016 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-540-3690
10 10 @ $371.00 $3,710.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $19,175,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

The City of Detroit approved a $75,000 payment to a woman whose dog was shot and killed during a drug raid.

Detroit resident Kira Thorne filed a lawsuit against the city alleging that the police department violated her civil rights by shooting her dog without cause during a narcotics raid. This is the fourth lawsuit in recent history where Detroit police have shot and killed a resident’s dog.

Compensation
$75,000.00
2018

Detroit paid $19.1 million for police misconduct settlements between 2015 and 2018.

According to the reporting of local news source 7 Action News, the City of Detroit paid $19.1 million for police misconduct settlements between 2015 and 2018. Two of the larger settlements, for $400,000 and $925,000, respectively, arose from unlawful shooting claims.

Compensation
$19,100,000.00