Bike To School Day Was a Hit!
Safe Routes to Schools Rocks!
The DPSCD Police Department along with other community partners (The Michigan Fitness Foundation, S.E.M.C.O.G, The City On Detroit's Planning and Development Team/Health Department/Council Scott Benson and a host of local Bike Riding Teams) sponsored a field for student's (Jonh R. King, Carleton Elementary, Pulaski Elementary, Carstens, Wayne Elementary, Fisher Upper and Lower) to visit the Lezus Velodrome In-Door Cycling Center.
The students were selected because they attend schools that have received funding for Safe Routes to Schools' Infrastructure Improvements, Safety, Health and Fitness Education. During the Event, students learned about the opportunity to attend college on scholarship as a competitive Bike Cyclist, and were presented information on the five topics below:
1. Simple mechanical repairs and ABD safety check
2. Bike/Helmet fittings with bike balancing skills
3. Rules of the road instruction from DPSCD Police Department
4. Stopping and starting
5. General health and fitness
Some students (through a special contest drawing) actually received Velodrome Cycling Training and took to the track themselves! It was an awesome day for the students to learn safe and health habits while biking or walking to and from school!
The DPSCD Police Department!
Location: 8500 Cameron, Detroit MI 48211
The DPSCD Police Department is comprised of an Executive Command Team, Police Officers, Investigators, Campus Police Officers and Security Officers and a , whose mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for students and staff, conducive for teaching and learning. The Department is housed in a new $5.6 million 23,000-sq ft. state of the art Command Center and Headquarters that opened in January 2011.
At the Command Center, DPSCD Officers can monitor campuses 24-hours a day using high-tech video surveillance cameras and alarms. Schools are being updated with alarm and video surveillance packages installed throughout the interior and exterior that will be fed to video systems at the Command Center.
The New Command Center goes hand-in-hand with a restructuring of the Police Department and $41.7 million district-wide security initiative that strives to make all schools safer. As part of that, the district has launched a new visitors ID badge system, requiring visitors to Detroit Public Schools high schools, career technical schools and the district’s new Police Command Center to be put through on-the-spot sex-offender registry checks as part of a new security clearance system aimed at making campuses safer for students and staff.
The system will instantly scan visitors’ driver licenses and state ID cards and cross-check the information with sex-offender registries throughout the United States and Canada.
All high school students also have been issued new photo ID badges that are color-coded by school, allowing campus security personnel to instantly identify students who belong on their campus.
- Police and Security Operations Management
- School Officer Assignment
- Community Outreach (Safe Routes to Schools Initiative, Intervention Support, Safety Trainings for Students, Parents and Staff)
- Administrative Liaison (Community Use, Athletics and Special Events Planning)