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
Officers per 1000 residents
- 4.77 Detroit
- 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.3 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.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|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|
|DETROIT, CITY OF DETROIT, MI CIT PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DETROIT, CITY OF CHP||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DETROIT, CITY OF DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT CGIC PROJECT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
Recent 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
|2||2 @ $77,000.00||$154,000.00||Q||3|
|2||2 @ $11,999.00||$23,998.00||F||7|
|15||15 @ $396.00||$5,940.00||D||1|
|10||10 @ $333.00||$3,330.00||D||1|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $19,175,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.
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.