1861 : Detroit Police Department Born

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According to the Detroit Historical Society, a four-member Police Commission appointed by Michigan’s governor formed the Detroit Police Department on March 12, 1861. However, the first 40 uniformed officers did not take to the streets until May 15, 1865, possibly because of Civil War deployments.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page

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