Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising.
Under funding from Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Ceasefire Detroit is active in two districts under National Network advising. Ceasefire Detroit launched with a call-in during summer 2013. With the project direction of Saul Green, former deputy mayor of Detroit and current Senior Counsel at Miller Canfield, the city's partnership has continued conducting call-ins and enhancing the law enforcement, community moral voice, and help components of the strategy since then.
"Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young Black men to end their lives of crime and hand their guns over to officials."
Prior to his return to the department a year ago, Police Chief James Craig began his career in law enforcement in Detroit in 1977 and has since then served in Los Angeles and Cincinnati. "We need to drive the message. We need to tell the story. We need to talk about our crime reduction efforts. We need to talk about the community’s perception,” Craig said.
Craig Fahle speaks with Saul Green, former Detroit Deputy Mayor and Director of Ceasefire Detroit, responsible for implementing and overseeing the results of the program in Detroit.
Detroit Ceasefire offers new tactics against gangs and violence