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
- 2,475 Officers
- 625 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 3.68 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 for Detroit
Data was last updated November 20, 2022
We identified over $34.1M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|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|
|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|
Military equipment transfers
Data last updated January 10, 2023
$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
|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 @ $371.00||$5,565.00||D||1|
|10||10 @ $371.00||$3,710.00||D||0|
Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements
Data last updated January 26, 2022
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.