A Symbol of Strength

Detroit’s Public-safety Teams Are Brought Together Under One Roof, Offering a Beacon of Hope for a Struggling Community

In his 2011 State of the City address, Mayor Dave Bing noted that Detroit is a “work in progress”. However, he believed several initiatives would provide measurable improvements for the city. Among Bing’s goals was to bring together Detroit’s public-safety teams—police, fire, emergency services and the Michigan State Police Crime Lab—into one headquarters building. Not only would the consolidation bring about communication efficiencies and cost savings, but it also would provide an improved, secure facility for many of Detroit’s finest.

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