The Detroit Police Department (DPD) welcomes individuals who are looking to enter an exciting career in law enforcement. We are the largest sworn law enforcement agency in Michigan, having more than 2,500 law enforcement officers, who cover nearly 140 square miles with a population in excess of 670,000 residents. When you join DPD, you join a family and can count on having the opportunity to work at one of the hundreds of units, while having the opportunity to quickly advance to the ranks of Corporal, Detective and more. Come join the team!
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OVER 100 UNITS TO CHOOSE FROM
DPD has over 100 units, assignments and teams to join. We offer many opportunities for movement due to being a larger department. Are you interested in working with K-9 or Special Operations? Maybe you enjoy working in a community policing role or as a Crime Analyst? Click below to see some of the different units we have within our agency.
The Detroit Police Department (DPD) would like to thank all military veterans for proudly serving in the United States Armed Forces. We want to offer you the opportunity to continue the professionalism, pride and dedication of service you started in the military by serving the citizens of Detroit as a Detroit Police Officer.
DPD is committed to supporting military veterans who are looking to transition into a career in law enforcement. Military veterans have demonstrated a strong work ethic, and the ability to work in teams and in challenging situations. These skills make many veterans ideal candidates for police work.
Join over 325 Detroit Police Officers that chose to continue to serve.
The Detroit Police Department (DPD) takes pride in its diverse workforce. A large part in keeping our workforce diverse includes hiring female Police Officers. DPD currently has representation of more than 25% of sworn female Police Officers (sworn members) within our agency. Those members hold the rank of Police Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Commander and Deputy Chief. Those members range from one year to more than 50 years of service, with many of those members working in one of our specialized units. Our sworn female members receive the same training as their male counterparts, which provides the opportunity for advancement and to move to different units throughout the department without barriers. You too can join the ranks of the many women who have successfully entered a rewarding career as a Detroit Police Officer.