FAQs

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 more than 400 Project Green Light businesses who partner with the Detroit Police Department.

2. Has Project Green Light been effective so far?

Yes. Incidents of violent crime have been reduced by 23% YTD at all sites and 48% YTD at the original 8 sites compared to YTD 2015.

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

If purchasing cameras, the cost of the program ranges from $4000-$6000 depending on your site and which approved vendor you choose. If leasing your cameras, the cost of the program ranges from $130-$180/month plus installation cost of $450-$1,000, depending on your site and which approved vendor you choose.

4.  Does the city provide the flashing green light and signage?

No. Each business is responsible for purchasing the flashing green light and signs from an approved Project Green Light vendor.

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

 The cost of the light depends on the vendor and ranges between $400-$500.

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

Yes per the Memorandum of Understanding (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 $400-$650.

 7.   Does the program require internet?

Yes, Internet speeds of at least 50/10 are required.

 8.   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, and you cannot link your existing camera system to Project Green Light.

9.  What do we pay the city?

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

10.  Do I still have to call 9-1-1? 

Yes, In the event of an emergency, businesses are required to call 911. Dispatch is notified that your business is enrolled in Green Light as soon as your site goes live.

11.  How do I get started?

Visit the Join Us page and complete an online application. We look forward to working with you to create a safer Detroit. 

Updated November 2018