Board of Police Commissioners FAQ

When is the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) Meeting?

The BOPC meets every week. Meetings are held at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters each Thursday at 3:00 pm except the second Thursday, when the community meetings are held at 6:30 pm. Sign up for the weekly agenda to get community meeting locations sent to you.

Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

1301 3rd Street Detroit, MI 48226
Who is my Police Commissioner?

Use City Council District Tool. Enter Address.

What is my Police Precinct?

Use My Police Precinct and enter your address.

How are Police Commissioners selected?
The 2012 City Charter requires residents to elect seven Police Commissioners and seven City Council members by district. The Mayor appoints four additional Police Commissioners, for a total board of 11 members.
What is the salary for a Police Commissioner?

There is no salary. Police Commissioners serve as volunteers.

Whom do I contact if I have a complaint about a police officer?

The BOPC is responsible for taking complaints about any employee of the Police Department. Please call the Board’s investigative unit – the Office of the Chief Investigator or OCI – at 313.596.2499 to file a complaint. Click here for more information about OCI.


The police towed my vehicle. Whom do I contact about the costs for charges and getting my vehicle back?

Contact the DPD Assets and Licensing at 313-596-2640.

How do I file a police complaint?