Detroit Neighborhood Police Officer Program

Did you know that there’s a neighborhood police officer program here in the city of Detroit? I just learned this, and I had to share.

“The NPO program brings officers and residents together to create safer communities.

The program is based on the highly successful Community Oriented Policing Program created by James E. Craig while serving as Cincinnati’s Police Chief.

Detroit’s Police precincts have been divided into areas and assigned to NPO’s as long term assignments.  All NPO’s will develop ties with the community and business sector to create a different form of police presence for non-emergency and recurring quality of life issues.”

If you live in the city, you can visit the NPO Program’s main page to click on the precincts to learn find out what officer’s in your area.


Now it’s no secret that there is a huge level of mistrust of police in communities of color in this country, but I am interested in learning more about this program and how it’s perceived, and implemented in the community.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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