Greensboro at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Greensboro Police Department
- 671 Officers
- 103 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 2.24 Greensboro
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Greensboro Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
Federal grant funding for Greensboro
Data was last updated March 26, 2023
We identified over $10.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
Military equipment transfers
We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.
Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements
Data last updated June 1, 2023
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $2,570,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In February 2022, the Greensboro City Council reached a $2.57 million settlement agreement with the family of Marcus Deon Smith, a 38-year-old man killed by police in 2018.
Marcus Deon Smith was homeless and asked officers to take him to the hospital. While waiting for EMTs to arrive, eight officers threw Smith to the ground and “hogtied him” – restraining both his arms and legs and then binding them together. Smith was unable to breathe, cried out for help, and died shortly after. Smith’s family filed a lawsuit, leading to the $2.57 million settlement. City records later revealed that seven of the eight officers involved in Smith’s case would later receive merit pay increases.