FAQs

1.      What is Project Green Light and why should my business join?

Project Green Light Detroit is the first public-private-community partnership of its kind, blending a mix of real-time crime-fighting and community policing aimed at improving neighborhood safety, promoting the revitalization and growth of local businesses, and strengthening DPD’s efforts to deter, identify, and solve crime.  

Join the nearly 50 Project Green Light businesses who partner with the Detroit Police Department and receive state of the art crime fighting tools and security.

2.      Has Project Green Light been effective so far?

Yes. Incidents of violent crime have been reduced by 50% among the first group of businesses to enter the program. 

3.      How much does it cost to be a part of Project Green Light?

The cost of the program ranges from $4000-$6000 depending on your site and which approved vendor you choose. Comcast is now offering a program to help reduce upfront costs for your business. You can join this program for $995 down, with a cost of about $140/month for digital storage and a lease of camera equipment.  

 

     4.      What is the cost of the light that will be installed to indicate that I am a Project Green Light business?

       $450 (Approximate)

     5.      Does the program require internet?

 Yes, 50/10 Internet speeds are required.  ($89/mth approximate cost)

     6.      Is the signage mandatory? What is the cost?

 Yes per the MOU, Project Green Light signs must be installed. The signage signifies to your customers and the community that you are a Project Green Light partner. The cost of the signs depends on the vendor and ranges between $450-$650.

     7.      Can I use my existing camera system as part of the Project Green Light Program?

No. Project Green Light requires high definition cameras (1080p) that are designated for the program. Project Green Light cameras are not meant to replace your existing camera system, andyou cannot link your existing camera system to Project Green Light.

       8.  What do we pay the city? You do not pay the city any money to be a part of Project Green Light.

 9.  Does enrollment in this program mean my business gets special police attention?

Yes. Enrollment in Project Green Light requires police officers to visit your site on a weekly basis. Dispatch is notified that your business is enrolled in Green Light as soon as your site goes live. In the event of an emergency, businesses are required to call 911, and DPD is immediately notified of the incident at a Green Light location.

      10.  How do I get started?

Visit our Website and fill out a contact form at www.greenlightdetroit.org, call us at 313-596-8899 or send us an email at greenlightdetroit@detroitmi.gov. We look forward to working with you to create a safer Detroit.