A long campaign to bring civilian control of the Detroit police is coming to a close. The Michigan United’s Detroit Pastoral Alliance for Change (DPAC) met with Detroit city council members and one by one, gotten their commitment in writing to restore the authority of the Board of Police Commissioners. On Tuesday, September 22nd, City Council is expected to vote on a resolution adopting our proposal. So that night, we will come together to declare victory!
DPAC invites you to “We Are One”, an opportunity to praise the Lord for our successes this past year and prayers for healing and guidance in the years to come. State Representative Wendell Bird will discuss the Detroit delegation’s resolution in support of our campaign. We’ll hear from our elected police commissioners about what their renewed authority will mean to community policing and what you can do to take advantage of it. And we’ll hear from Black Lives Matter Detroit, an active supporter of our campaign, with an update on their movement and what a responsive police commission can mean to protecting Black lives.
“We Are One” will also be an opportunity to take steps to build even stronger ties between the police and the communities they serve. One way is to have officers come from those neighborhoods, so Detroit police recruiters will be on hand to find young men and women interested in a career in law enforcement.
So come to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday September 22nd at 6:30PM for “We Are One”. Bring your faith, bring your ideas and bring a young person who is ready to show the Detroit police department how to serve and protect their community.