Project Green Light Detroit

On January 1st of 2016, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) partnered with eight gas stations that have installed real-time camera connections with police headquarters as part of a ground-breaking crime-fighting partnership between local businesses, the City of Detroit and community groups called “Project Green Light Detroit."

This project is the first public-private-community partnership of its kind, blending a mix of real-time crime-fighting and community policing aimed at improving neighborhood safety, promoting the revitalization and growth of local businesses, and strengthening DPD’s efforts to deter, identify, and solve crime. See a map of all current Project Green Light Detroit partners.



Chief White in the state of the art Real Time Crime Center.
Chief James White in Detroit's Real Time Crime Center
Crime Analyst Breanna Lingo
Crime Analyst Breanna Lingo monitoring video from Project Green Light Detroit locations.


All Project Green Light Detroit participants install high-definition (1080p) cameras and upgrade to high-speed network connections capable of allowing for consistent video streaming to DPD. Participants also agree to provide adequate lighting on all parts of their properties — and to making other improvements as needed to ensure that their businesses are customer-friendly, safe, and inviting.

Each participant purchases and installs external Project Green Light Detroit signage, including metal flag signs, decals at the top of their doors, and physical green lights — all to signify to customers and community members that they are Project Green Light Detroit participants.

As part of Project Green Light Detroit, DPD and the City have committed to devote staff to effectively receive, monitor, and analyze video feeds from Project Green Light Detroit participants in the department’s state-of-the-art Real-Time Crime Center.

If you are a business owner interested in becoming a Green Light Partner, please fill out the application form.