The DDP/BIZ Safety Program aims to facilitate a Downtown Detroit that is safe and welcoming to everyone in collaboration with Downtown public and private safety professionals, social service network, property owners, businesses and other stakeholders.
We work to implement a comprehensive safety strategy that builds upon the strong professional relationships between public and private safety and security partners established through Project Lighthouse.
Project Lighthouse, nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is an innovative safety program that connects Downtown patrons to a network of safety partners ready and able to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 18 Project Lighthouse locations throughout the Downtown are identified using banners and window clings with the Project Lighthouse logo and can also be found on the digital information kiosks throughout the city.
Right now, we are working to add new businesses as participating Project Lighthouse partners. As a Lighthouse location, your business acts as a safety ambassador by providing shelter from inclement weather, a safe meeting place for friends and family, a place to request police assistance, get directions, use the restroom or request help for your vehicle. In short, Project Lighthouse aims to create a safe, connected and protected community for the entire Downtown Detroit neighborhood.
As a participating Lighthouse location, safety experts will provide the proper training to you and your employees and introduce you to the Neighborhood Police Officers who will be additional points of contact for ongoing support.
The Downtown Detroit Safety Ambassadors are part of Project Lighthouse and are equipped with radios that allow the team to quickly call on the Downtown safety community, including the Detroit Police Department, for emergency and non-emergency assistance. Funding support provided by Hudson-Webber Foundation.
The DDP/BIZ convenes a group of 65 law enforcement and private business sector agencies, including the Detroit Police Department to share timely, and pertinent information related to crime patterns in Downtown Detroit to assist operational and administrative personnel with planning and deployment resources. The goal is to prevent and suppress criminal activities.
CompStat (Computerized Statistics) is a management process within a data-driven framework that synthesizes crime analysis and disorder data, strategic problem solving, and a clear accountability structure. Ideally, CompStat facilitates accurate and timely analysis of crime and data, which is used to identify crime patterns and problem areas.
The BIZ launched a Safety Outreach Ambassador project in 2022 to help ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all Downtown patrons. Eight additional Ambassadors and an Outreach Specialist, a licensed social worker, were hired at the start of the project. The Safety Outreach Team has already connected with more than 300 Downtown patrons and has provided important information on available social services offered by Detroit’s network of providers.
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