Police Department

  • The Safety Task Force Interest Application Now Live

    Thank you for your interest in supporting the district as we review our current safety procedures. Through participation on the task force, you will work with District staff to review current safety procedures and make recommendations for improvement.  All experience is valuable, including teaching, leadership, community engagement, social work, and mental health. Please apply by Friday, August 21, 2020 at https://bit.ly/DPSCDSafetyTaskForceApplication .

    1. What unique, qualities, skills and experiences make you ideal to provide expertise in the area of safety?

    2. What is your desire to serve on the safety task force?

    3. What is your definition of a safe school environment? What has been your experience with this environment?

    Please provide a current resume.

    Thank you for your interest and willingness to serve. 


    Safe Routes to Schools

    Crossing Guard


    How to Request a Crossing Guard for Your School (Principal's Approval Required)


    • Crossing Guards are free of cost for your school.
    • Schools are encouraged to select their own Crossing Guards to expedite the process.
    • Crossing Guards are hired and paid through the City of Detroit.
    • Crossing Guards DO NOT have authority to direct traffic, they are only allowed to cross students.
    • If you have traffic concerns, this division  may be able to provide assistance by requesting a Traffic Assessment.
    • Crossing Guard applicants must undergo a background check, drug screening and basic physical. *The City of Detroit pays for these requirements
    • Crossing Guards are trained by the Detroit Police Department 3rd Precinct’s Traffic Division.
    • The Crossing Guard Position is considered a Supplemental Employment Position. The payment is $6.88 per hour for 3 hours per day (1.5 hrs. in the morning for arrival and 1.5 hrs. in the afternoon for dismissal) 5 days per week during active school days.

    To Begin the Crossing Guard Application Process

            Detroit Police Department 3rd Precinct’s Traffic Division 2875 W Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202

    1. Contact Officer E. Brown or Officer T. Hamilton at the Detroit Police Department’s (DPD) 3rd Precinct’s Traffic Division at (313) 596-1457 to request the Crossing Guard Paper Application.


    1.  If you have additional questions or concerns, you can contact:





    On behalf of the Chief and the Department, we thank you for your service to DPSCD Children!

    Have a very safe and successful school year!



     Walk, Bike, Drive Safe Tips from our SEMCOG Partners, Please click below link :




    Welcome To: 



    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, 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)


     Bike To School Day Was a Hit!


    Chief Godbee encourages students to increase their safety, health and fitness habits!   Students take to the track!   It's all about the Student's Safety and Wellness!   It was fun!


    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! 

Contact Information

Security Officer Hiring Fairs

  • If you are seeking to begin your career in public service, come join our team!

    DPSCD Police Headquarters
    8500 Cameron, Detroit, MI 48211 

    View Open Positions 



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    DPSCD Security Officer Hiring Fair