Detroit Police Department http://michiganradio.org en Detroit chief: Death threat shows drug trafficking crackdown works http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-chief-death-threat-shows-drug-trafficking-crackdown-works <p>DETROIT – Detroit's police chief says a death threat against him on a social media site shows that his department's crackdown on drug trafficking is cutting into the profits of criminals.<br /><br />James Craig held a news conference Sunday to discuss the threat uncovered Friday. He declines to say where the threat was posted but says it included a photo of a handgun.<br /><br />The police chief says his department has conducted five large-scale drug sweeps since July as well as an average of 35 drug house raids each week.<br /> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:51:25 +0000 The Associated Press 16569 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit chief: Death threat shows drug trafficking crackdown works Fourth grader sworn in as Detroit Police Chief for the day http://michiganradio.org/post/fourth-grader-sworn-detroit-police-chief-day <p>Detroit's Police Chief for the day is nine year old Jayvon&nbsp;Felton - a fourth grader who is fighting leukemia, but one day hopes to fight crime as a Detroit Police Officer.</p><p>This morning&nbsp;Jayvon made his way to work by helicopter, taking a ride from Coleman A. Young International Airport, over Belle Isle, Comerica&nbsp;Park and the Ambassador Bridge. Upon his arrival, he was greeted by a group of Detroit Police Officers, Felton's classmates from Roberto Clemente Academy, and Detroit Police Chief James Craig.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:13:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16261 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit police chief issues '2014 Plan of Action' http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-police-chief-issues-2014-plan-action <p>DETROIT (AP) - Chief James Craig has placed a 10-percent drop in overall crime, 5-minute response time for priority calls to 911 and more solved homicides among this year's goals for Detroit's police force.<br /><br />Craig released his 2014 Plan of Action on Thursday and is making it available to residents on the city's website.<br /><br />The department also will hire 150 new officers by mid-year and deploy detectives in each of the city's 12 police precincts.<br /> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:53:51 +0000 The Associated Press 15967 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit police chief issues '2014 Plan of Action'