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Detroit Public Safety Foundation

Investing in a Safer Detroit

aka Detroit Police Foundation   |   Detroit, MI   |  www.detroitpublicsafety.org

Mission

The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to supporting Detroit’s first-responders through advancing training, technology, equipment, community engagement and wellness, thereby enhancing the overall welfare of Detroit’s citizens and visitors.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Ms. Patti Kukula

Main address

1301 Third St Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 USA

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Formerly known as

Detroit Police Foundation

EIN

30-0056848

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mounted Police

Provide funding for the vet services, horseshoeing, feed and other care of 5 horses.

Population(s) Served

Detroit's Neighborhood Police Officers (NPOs) work directly with the businesses, churches and schools within their precinct providing a more personal line of communication. They help respond to non-emergency complaints and quality of life issues, providing a bridge between the department and the community.

Population(s) Served

Detroit Police Explorers Program enrolls teens ages 14 to 20 from each precinct into the Explorers Program. The teens attend meetings with police mentor's and follow an approved curriculum to increase leadership, service, and physical agility. The young explorers participate in local parades, helping seniors, and youth day activities. Each explorer attend a five day camp experience. Most of the young teens had never been away from home and this opportunity help expand the young persons view of community. Many police officers were explorers when they were young.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

The Detroit Public Safety Foundation supports the Detroit Police and Fire Peer Support Teams. The Peer Support Team is a group of officers or firefighters who are specially trained to provide emotional support and resources for first responders suffering from the trauma and stress of the job.

Population(s) Served

The Detroit Public Safety Foundations supports firehouses with their individual needs specific to each firehouse. The DPSF also works with donors to supply training needs like tablets for firefighters and EMTs training at the DFD Academy.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Increase number of board members
Increase brand awareness
Increase funding for equipment, training, and other items needed by the Detroit Police and Fire Departments
Increase fitness and well being programs for Detroit Police and Firefighters
Develop and strengthen peer support for DFD DPD

Establish signature events for friend raising and fund raising
Bring exercise equipment to firehouses and precincts
Identify eleven individuals who would bring diversity and funding to the board
Build donor base

Current board members are recognized in the community as corporate and philanthropic leaders.
National awareness of needs of Detroit's First Responders.
Founding Member of Public Safety Foundation Network
Develop person one to one meeting with Chief of police and Executive Fire Commissioner with leaders in our community. We have increased our outreach with partners, media and our internal partners

Have added 6 new board members in the last 12 months.
Increase in private and Federal donations and grants-We have been awarded a $743,000 grant from the Department of Justice for Stop School Violence, We have been awarded $300,000 for reducing the pathway to juvenile jail for youth in Detroit through the United Way and Wayne County.
We have engaged with the State of Michigan's grantee to assist Detroit Police and Fire with trauma through Wayne State University Front Line Project
Secured funding for 12 months for Mounted Police.
We have secured one treadmill and one exercise bicycle for every fire house, 2 more precincts will get a full gym donated by Planet Fitness.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Detroit Public Safety Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Anne Mervenne

Mervenne,LLC

Term: 2023 - 2025

Mike Bruggeman

Titan Group USA

Anne Mervenne

Mervenne & Company

Denise Starr

City of Detroit

Damon Tooles

Tooles Contracting Group

Julie Jozwiak

DTE

Robert Distelrath

Detroit Fire Department

Lashinda Stair

Motorola Solutions

Gary McFarren

Home Depot

Jay Mahabir

Meijers

Doug Krizanic

Deliotte

Mike Willaert

Pistons Foundation

Todd Argust

Detroit Lions

Russell Schomberger

SLED North Central

Whitney Walton

Marathon Petroleum

Sharima Bulchak

Strategic Staffing Solutions

Dave Persyn

Stellantis

Chuck Wilson

Rock Family of Companies

David Fischer Jr

The Suburban Collection

Lori Doughty

AT & T

Elizabeth Brooks

Board of Police Commissioners

Reginald Turner

Clark Hill

Donnell White

TCF National Bank

Sid Taylor

SET Enterprises

Daryl Adams

The Shyft Group

Todd Bettison

Detroit Police Department

Dennis Graham

MGM Grand Detroit

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/17/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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