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To gain entry to the Detroit Police Museum please call 313 596-5196 . We have reduced hours but typically open to the public from 10:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that provides critical resources and vital support to the City of Detroit Police and Fire Departments. The Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the DPD and DFD and use donations from concerned businesses, foundations and individuals to support our First Responders with continual training, state-of-the-art technology and essential equipment, that would otherwise be unfunded, to ensure the highest level of Police, Fire and EMS services to the Detroit community.

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The 8th Annual Women in Blue Celebration is taking place tomorrow morning - Tuesday, June 8th! Please join us for the ev...
06/07/2021

The 8th Annual Women in Blue Celebration is taking place tomorrow morning - Tuesday, June 8th! Please join us for the event on Facebook Live from 8:30 - 9 :30 a.m.

We hope you'll join us as we honor Detroit's female first-responders with Detroit Police Department and City Of Detroit Fire Department. Chief US District Judge Denise Page Hood is the keynote speaker. We will also be recognizing the Women in Blue Officer of the Year and DFD Woman of the Year.

Mark your calendar and join us on FACEBOOK LIVE for the event!

The 8th Annual Women in Blue Celebration is taking place tomorrow morning - Tuesday, June 8th! Please join us for the event on Facebook Live from 8:30 - 9 :30 a.m.

We hope you'll join us as we honor Detroit's female first-responders with Detroit Police Department and City Of Detroit Fire Department. Chief US District Judge Denise Page Hood is the keynote speaker. We will also be recognizing the Women in Blue Officer of the Year and DFD Woman of the Year.

Mark your calendar and join us on FACEBOOK LIVE for the event!

Meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Sergeant Shameka Page. Sergeant Shame...
06/04/2021

Meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Sergeant Shameka Page.

Sergeant Shameka Page has worked with the Detroit Police Department for more than 21 years in a variety of capacities. She is currently assigned as the Tactical Sergeant at Professional Education and Training. In this position, she shares her love of teaching and helps prepare students to pass the State Licensing Exam. She dedicates an abundance of time and instills quality leadership to her team and all the cadets.

Throughout her career she has worked in many different areas including the 3rd Precinct patrol and Special Ops, 4th Precinct and in finance at Management Services Bureau. Sergeant Page acted as the Fiscal Liaison Officer, processing all travel and training reports, tuition reimbursement and vendor payments. She returned to the Forth Precinct to work in the Detective Unit. She was selected to be on the prestigious Aggravated Assault Team, assisting the Wayne County Prosecutors Office put the infamous “Montana Crew” in prison. She also worked a stint in the Homicide Unit, working with the Joint Task Force and Gang Intelligence to solve Homicide cases. After being promoted to the rank of Sergeant, she worked in the Sixth Precinct as a Patrol Sergeant.

During her time off Sergeant Page continues to make a difference serving as a mentor. She is a licensed caregiver in the State of Michigan and mentor for children 6-18 years old through the Methodist Family Services of Redford, MI. Sergeant Page has received multiple official commendations from the Detroit Police Department, including multiple Departmental Citations and Chief’s Awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cleary University and a seminary certificate of ordination from Mt. Zion of Southwest Detroit. Her skill, dedication and compassion are consistent with the finest traditions of the Detroit Police Department. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

Meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Officer Zahara Madahah. Police Office...
06/03/2021

Meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Officer Zahara Madahah.

Police Officer Zahara Madahah is a two-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department and works in the Ninth Precinct but is currently assigned out to the Homicide Section to gain more investigative experience. In addition to her assignment at the Ninth Precinct, she has also worked various commands in Third Precinct Patrol and Precinct Detective Bureau (PDU). As an officer in the Ninth Precinct, she is responsible for protecting life and property, enforcing criminal and traffic laws, prevention of crime, preservation of public peace and the apprehension of criminals. She has also served as an Administrative Clerk for her Commanding Officer. While at the Third Precinct Detective Bureau, she conducted many investigations, interrogating suspects, preparing cases for prosecution, testifying in court, and preparing/obtaining search and arrest warrants.

In addition to her dedication to her work, she is committed to making a difference by helping those in need. She is a mentor for the DPD Sisterhood Program, mentoring young girls 14-18 years old from six different Detroit High Schools. She is a volunteer for Gleaner’s Food Bank and is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Officer Madaha is ambitious, dedicated to her work and a wonderful representative of the Detroit Police Department. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

Meet Detroit Fire Department Woman of the Year Nominee - Sergeant Elizabeth Szmercsanyi. Sergeant Elizabeth Szmercsanyi ...
06/02/2021

Meet Detroit Fire Department Woman of the Year Nominee - Sergeant Elizabeth Szmercsanyi.

Sergeant Elizabeth Szmercsanyi is a 25-year veteran with the Detroit Fire Department. She is a known leader throughout the
Department with numerous citations of valor, including the Medal of Valor at the Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony. She has a passion for helping people and was inspired to pursue a career in public safety after watching her mom and aunt work as Detroit Police Officers. They set an example of strong women leaders and she continues to carry on that legacy in her own career.

Sergeant Szmercsanyi spent most of her career in one of the busiest areas of the city, in the 9th Battalion. She has run at Engine 47, Ladder 30, Engine 46, Engine 50 and now at Ladder 23.
Sergeant Szmercsanyi always takes care of her crew, checking in on them after fatal fires and making sure they have all the resources they need. Throughout her career she has had many heroic fire rescues, saving many lives. Just this year, she and her trial firefighter rescued two small children from a fire, saving both children. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for the Women in Blue - Detroit Fire Department Woman of the Year award.

Today we received 27 pallets of hand sanitizer as a donation from Walmart which was organized through the White House. T...
06/01/2021

Today we received 27 pallets of hand sanitizer as a donation from Walmart which was organized through the White House. The truck driver drove in from Chicago to make the delivery at the Detroit Police Training Academy. We are already handing out sanitizer at headquarters and different public safety facilities. Thank you Walmart!!!

Please meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Detective Lestine Gilbert. Det...
06/01/2021

Please meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Detective Lestine Gilbert.

Detective Lestine Gilbert is a 20-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department. She is currently assigned to the Chief’s Neighborhood Liaison (CNL) Unit. In her role with CNL, Detective Gilbert is service as the direct contact and subject matter expert for the city’s Squatter’s Action Team. In this role, she has been responsible for coordinating efforts to reduce illegal evictions and the removal of illegal occupants from verified locations. Her work with the Squatter’s Action Team is very demanding with a 24-hour hotline, which she manages and makes herself available even when she is off duty. She also travels to each precinct monthly to give instruction on the squatter’s policy and procedures.

In addition to this role, she has served in many capacities throughout the department. As a Field Training Officer, she became the subject matter expert in the Sungard and Superion Systems. She helps train individuals throughout the entire department on these systems. She also serves as a member of the Peer Support Team, offering personal support and strength to members in need, whether it be personal or work related. She is always dedicated to helping coworkers and citizens in need.

Detective Gilbert displays professionalism in everything that she does and sets an example as a leader for other officers. Her work ethic is impeccable, and she takes great pride in performing her duties to the best of her abilities. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

05/31/2021
OFFICE OF THE FIRE COMMISSIONER Detroit Fire Department ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY MARCH-REMEMBER AND HONOR    Detroit Firemen’...
05/31/2021

OFFICE OF THE FIRE COMMISSIONER Detroit Fire Department ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY MARCH-REMEMBER AND HONOR Detroit Firemen’s Fund Annual Memorial Day March to remember and honor all deceased Firefighters. Monday, May 31, 2

05/31/2021

OFFICE OF THE FIRE COMMISSIONER Detroit Fire Department ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY MARCH-REMEMBER AND HONOR Detroit Firemen’s Fund Annual Memorial Day March to remember and honor all deceased Firefighters. Monday, May 31, 2

05/31/2021
Meet today's Detroit Police Department Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Sergeant Esther Lightfoot. Sergeant E...
05/28/2021

Meet today's Detroit Police Department Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Sergeant Esther Lightfoot.

Sergeant Esther Lightfoot is a 35-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department. She currently serves as the Officer in Charge of Liquor License and Public Vehicles, a position she has held since 2006. In this role, she oversees and processes the countless requests for twenty-four-hour liquor licenses, outdoor permits, and farmers’ market permits. She is also in charge of issuing several different licenses required for various businesses in the city.

Prior to working in this capacity, she worked in many various assignments including Vice Enforcement, the former 13th Precinct, and Commercial Auto Theft. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne County Community College. During her time with the Detroit Police Department, she has demonstrated qualities that set her apart from her peers. She is firm, fair, kind, and supportive.

In addition to her work within the Department, she is the proud mother of three children and volunteers in her community. She is a certified HIV tester and counselor through Gospel Against Aids, serves as a member of her church Security Team and is a member of Schoolcraft Block Club. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

Meet today's Detroit Fire Department - Woman of the Year nominee - Firefighter Miranda Andrews. Firefighter Miranda Andr...
05/27/2021

Meet today's Detroit Fire Department - Woman of the Year nominee - Firefighter Miranda Andrews.

Firefighter Miranda Andrews is a five-year veteran of the Detroit Fire Department, beginning her career in 2016 as an EMT with DEMS in 2016. In 2019, she joined the Detroit Fire Department as a Firefighter. She currently works at Squad Two. She made the choice to pursue firefighting to advance her career and develop different skills and opportunities for growth. As a firefighter, she continues to respond to medical calls but has also embraced all the different elements of firefighting. She loves the brotherhood at the Detroit Fire Department and says there is a strong sense of family. She also enjoys the variety and volume of calls working in Detroit.

Firefighter Miranda Andrews was assisting with a medical call in the back of Medic 4 when the ambulance was hit by another vehicle. After the crash, the patient went into cardiac arrest and Firefighter Andrews continued to do CPR despite receiving a blow to her head which caused staples to close her scalp. Despite her injury, she put the patient’s care above her own. She was calm under pressure, saving the life of the patient in cardiac arrest.

Firefighter Andrews is a graduate of Central Michigan University. She is dedicated to the job and the community she serves. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for the Women in Blue - Detroit Fire Department Woman of the Year award.

Meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee for the Detroit Police Department - Lieutenant Heather Cameron. L...
05/26/2021

Meet today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee for the Detroit Police Department - Lieutenant Heather Cameron.

Lieutenant Heather Cameron is a 20-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department and currently works in the Seventh Precinct. Throughout her career, she has been assigned to the Ninth Precinct, Child Abuse, Crime Intelligence, and the Seventh Precinct. In addition to these assignments, she has served the department and citizens of Detroit by taking on several key assignments and roles. She was a Neighborhood Police Officer Sergeant, a Ceasefire Detroit Sergeant, Compliance Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant and Administrative Sergeant. During most of her tenure as a sergeant, she served in multiple capacities at the same time. She is currently the Lieutenant in charge of the Seventh Precinct Detective Unit. Her patrol, investigative, intelligence experience and leadership abilities played a crucial role in the Seventh Precinct obtaining the highest clearance rate in the city in 2020.

Lieutenant Cameron obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Detroit Mercy. She has a Graduate Certificate in Business from the Detroit Police Leadership Academy. She also has certifications in Foundation of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Face Comparison and Identification Training. She is a graduate of the Women’s Leadership Institute hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and spends much of her time mentoring female officers. She was awarded two Chief’s Unit Awards for her service at the Ninth Precinct Special Operations Unit and the Seventh Precinct Detective Unit.

Lieutenant Cameron leaves a positive impression for female officers, the Detroit Police Department, and the residents she serves in the City of Detroit. Her professionalism and leadership are core values of the Detroit Police Department and she represents the department with honor and distinction. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

We are proud to introduce you to today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Officer A...
05/25/2021

We are proud to introduce you to today's Women in Blue Officer of the Year nominee - Detroit Police Department Officer Aireona Smith.

Police Officer Aireona Smith is a four-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department and a lifelong Detroiter. She currently works in the 10th Precinct Special Operations Unit where she is constantly a leader in arrests, traffic stops, citizen encounters, fi****ms recovered, and narcotics seized. In her current assignment, she routinely encounters and arrests violent offenders to keep the community safe.

In the past year, she has been nominated by the Detroit Police Officers Association as Officer of the Year for the Tenth Precinct and recommended for a Detroit Police Department lifesaving award. On January 10, 2021, she and her partner responded to an unconscious male. She did a quick assessment and performed CPR until EMS arrived. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital credit her quick assessment and actions with saving his life. She and her fellow members of the Tenth Precinct Special Operations Section were also an integral part of keeping people and property safe during the civil unrest which occurred last summer. She was courageous and calm during those tense and sometimes violent protests.

Officer Smith also shows her commitment to the community beyond her work with DPD. She is a lifelong parishioner of the Glory to God Baptist Church where she is the director of the youth department. She also volunteers with the organization “Fat to Fears” which was founded by a lifelong friend of hers. The group seeks to empower women through health and fitness by conducting fitness and nutrition classes, among other things. Officer Smith is well respected among her peers and those she serves. Join us in congratulating her as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

We are quickly approaching the 8th Annual Women in Blue celebration on June 8th. As we lead up to the event, we want to ...
05/24/2021

We are quickly approaching the 8th Annual Women in Blue celebration on June 8th. As we lead up to the event, we want to highlight the female first responders from Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department who have been nominated by their peers to receive the prestigious Officer of the Year award and DFD Woman of the Year award. For the next two weeks, we will introduce you to this year's list of distinguished, dedicated and compassionate first-responders. Today we are proud to introduce you to DPD Lieutenant Shelly Eggers.

Lieutenant Shelly Eggers is a 25-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department with a variety of patrol and investigative experience. Her career includes time in the 2nd Precinct, Northeastern District Investigative Operation Unit and now in the Records and Identification Unit.

Lt. Eggers currently oversees the specialized command Records and Identification Unit. She is responsible for the daily operation of several DPD entities including Data Quality Control, Identification Unit, Records Management, and the Third Precinct Customer Service Desks. She has assumed a mentoring role for nearly 80 members from various units which fall under her command from four separate facilities.

Over the past four years, she has spearheaded efforts geared toward accuracy and integrity of the overall year-end crime statistics for the City of Detroit. She was an integral part of the development, implementation, and supervision of the transition into the new records management program. Lt. Eggers is also the key department liaison to the Michigan State Police for the City of Detroit’s Crime Reporting Statistics.

For the past three years, she has been working with Project Clean Slate to help citizens expunge their criminal records. In this role she works closely with the City of Detroit Law Office and the Mayor’s Office, helping with expungement fairs affording citizens the opportunity to have applicable criminal charged expunged from their criminal records.

Lt. Eggers has an Associates Degree from Macomb Community College. She exemplifies the Detroit Police Department’s mission of sustained policing excellence that places people first. Join us in congratulating Lt. Shelly Eggers as a 2021 nominee for Women in Blue Officer of the Year.

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