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TELETYPE #16-0529 REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT’S STANDARDS REGARDING UNIFORM AND APPEARANCE {0}

TELETYPE #16-0529     REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT’S STANDARDS REGARDING UNIFORM AND APPEARANCE

 In my years of police service, I have learned that an organization’s policies must be both modern and practical. This single observation has driven a number of recent changes in this Department, all of which have been aimed at breaking from the “status quo,” unlocking the immense potential of this Department, and continuing to rejuvenate morale. This observation instructs my thought process to this day.

Recently, the desire of the membership to wear their uniform in a manner consistent with modern trends―specifically, to wear earrings and maintain facial hair―has become apparent. After taking into account the direction of other reputable departments, as well as my own impression of this community’s expectations, I now agree that change is both warranted and much deserved. For this reason, effective July 1, 2016―

Confirmed female officers shall be permitted to wear earrings while on-duty AND in uniform, subject to the following conditions:

 

  • No more than one pair of earrings may be worn at one time.
  • The earrings must be non-dangling, modest-sized, post earrings.
  • The earring must be black, gold, or silver.
  • The display and appearance of the earrings must be uniform. For example, mixing designs or colors, or wearing an earring on only one earlobe is prohibited.
  • The earrings may only be worn on the earlobe.
  • The earrings must not extend below the earlobe.

 

Furthermore, confirmed male officers shall be permitted to maintain any of the following styles of beard provided the facial hair is neatly trimmed and no more than a ¼ inch in length:

 

  • A goatee of the type where the facial hair of the mustache continues down and around the side of the mouth where it joins the shaven beard that extends only as wide as the outer edge of the mouth (also referred to as a circle beard).

 

Under no circumstances will facial hair be sculpted or otherwise trimmed to show design. Any of the above styles may be lined only to the extent necessary to present a neat, symmetrical appearance.

 

But these revisions to our policies on uniform and appearance will be accompanied by an increased expectation that members will wear their respective prescribed uniforms in the appropriate manner. Several recent situations have given rise to concern. For example, uniformed officers have been observed―

 

  • Wearing do-rags
  • Canting their uniform hats
  • Wearing their approved ball caps backwards
  • Mixing approved 30-series apparel with their Class A or Class B apparel.

 

Members are reminded of the importance of the properly worn uniform. Police agencies prescribe uniforms to help ensure that members are readily recognizable to citizens under very extreme conditions, to ensure a command presence in volatile situations, and to exude an appearance of discipline and uniformity among the rank and file. I will expect and require that supervisors identify members violating this Department’s uniform-and-appearance standards and to take the appropriate corrective action. Supervisors will be held strictly accountable for violations that go unnoticed or remain unaddressed.

Changes to the Detroit Police Department Manual are forthcoming.

                                                                                           JAMES E. CRAIG

Chief of Police

 

12th Precinct ANTI – CRIME WALK. Rally begins at 10 am, Citgo Gas Station, 10840 Fenkell, Detroit MI

12th Precinct ANTI – CRIME WALK. Rally begins at 10 am, Citgo Gas Station, 10840 Fenkell, Detroit MI {0}

Save the date Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12th Precinct ANTI – CRIME WALK. Rally begins at 10 am, Citgo Gas Station, 10840 Fenkell, Detroit MI. All Welcome to attend and support! Free Refreshments!
 
Please pass the word along with coming out and support!

COFFEE AND CAKE FOR RETIRING SERGEANT MARVIN C. JONES, ASSIGNED TO SEX CRIMES {0}

COFFEE AND CAKE FOR RETIRING SERGEANT MARVIN C.  JONES, ASSIGNED TO SEX CRIMES

The Detroit Public Safety Headquarters (DPSHQ) is hosting a Coffee and Cake Reception for retiring Sergeant Marvin C. Jones, Commanding Officer of Sex Crimes on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Sergeant Jones is retiring after twenty seven (27) years of dedicated service.  Please join us at the DPSHQ, located at 1301 Third, 3rd Floor, Michigan Room, Detroit, Michigan 48226, in celebrating his accomplishments  and contributions and long standing distinguished service to the Detroit Police Department and to the citizens of the City of Detroit.

DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BOWLING FUNDRAISER {0}

DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BOWLING FUNDRAISER

      On May 21, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the Detroit Public Safety Foundation along with the Chief’s Neighborhood Liaison Office will be hosting a Bowling Tournament/Fundraiser.  The Bowling Fundraiser will be held at MerriBowl Bowling Center, 30950 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154.

      Open bowling ticket cost is $20.00 per person which include 3 games, shoes, pizza and beverage.

      Tournament bowling ticket (9 pins No Tap) cost is $25.00 per person which include shoes, pizza and beverage.

      All proceeds will benefit the Detroit Police Department’s 2016 Field Day.  If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets please contact Officer Sean Wilson at 313-670-1306 or Officer Lawrence Smith at 313-316-6080.

Re flash! Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella’s sacrifice will be honored Monday during the 23rd Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service Monday, May 2nd at 7 PM on the Capitol steps. {0}

Re flash! Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella’s sacrifice will be honored Monday during the 23rd Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service Monday, May 2nd at 7 PM on the Capitol steps.

During the beautiful ceremony one of our very own Detroit Police Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella will be honored for his sacrifice.

Please take the time out of your busy schedules to support his family letting them know that we are family and that Joe aka “Capone” will forever remain in our memory, thank you!

We hope that you will join us Monday at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Monday, May 2, 2016 for the 23rd Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service as we honor Joe and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to others. The ceremony starts promptly at 7 PM and admission is free.

DPLSA T-Shirts Avalible!

DPLSA T-Shirts Avalible! {0}

The Detroit Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association is offering short sleeve t – shirts with the DPLSA logo on the left chest for $12.00. Currently we have medium through 3xl. The Shirts come in Navy, Black and Gray.

If you are interested in purchasing a time shirt please contact the DPLSA Office at (313) 961-5699, thank you!

Fund-raiser for Detective Aref Algarrafi, Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 pm, Gaelic League located at 2068 Michigan, Detroit Michigan

Fund-raiser for Detective Aref Algarrafi, Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 pm, Gaelic League located at 2068 Michigan, Detroit Michigan {0}

Fund-raiser for Detective Aref Algarrafi, Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 pm, Gaelic League located at 2068 Michigan, Detroit Michigan
Donation $10.00 Dinner and Cash Bar
 
Detective Algarrafi is truly one of Detroit’s Finest. Aref is suffering from leukemia and currently receiving a bone marrow transplant. He has been there for so many now he needs our assistance, please help!
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Important! Health Care Enhancement for Public Safety (HELPS)

Important! Health Care Enhancement for Public Safety (HELPS) {0}

Important! Health Care Enhancement for Public Safety (HELPS)
As promised here is more documentation on the HELPS Law we shared with you from the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Meeting. Please read the documentation along with sharing with our fellow Public Safety Officers! Also please save for future reference, thanks!
 
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43rd Annual Detroit Police Department Interfaith Memorial

43rd Annual Detroit Police Department Interfaith Memorial {0}

The 43rd Annual Detroit Police Department’s Interfaith Memorial Service will be held at Old St. Mary’s Church, 646 Monroe Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226, on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. You are cordially invited to attend the service and join us in honoring the memories of those officers who have sacrificed their lives while protecting and serving the citizens of the City of Detroit. We will also give honor to all of law enforcement officers throughout the nation who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Please try to attend and pay respect to one of our own Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella, Badge # S-125 aka “Capone” who died while active on Friday, August 14, 2015.

Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella’s sacrifice will be honored during the Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service Monday, May 2nd at 7 PM on the Capitol steps, please join us! {0}

Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella’s sacrifice will be honored during the Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service Monday, May 2nd at 7 PM on the Capitol steps, please join us!

During the beautiful ceremony one of our own Detroit Police Sergeant Joseph J. Abdella will be honored for his sacrifice.

Please take the time out of your busy schedules to support one of our own and let his family know that we are family and that Joe aka “Capone” will forever remain in our memory, thank you!

We hope that you will join us at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Monday, May 2, 2016 for the 23rd Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service as we honor those who have sacrificed it all in service to others. The ceremony starts at 7 PM and admission is free.