Community Town Hall Meeting

Community Town Hall Meeting. 4-21-2018. 1PM

Community Town Hall Meeting. 4-21-2018. 1PM

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Commissioner Burton Joins With Victims Families To Take On Crime

Early today (Sunday April 8th)  Tawanna Rankin, whose daughter died from gunshot wounds, joined with other victims and their families for a Victim Awareness Walk in Clark Park.

An article about the walk by is posted here:

Detroit shootings strike 3 kids as victims’ walk takes on crime

The article also announces a Town Hall hosted by Commissioner Burton:

Community Town Hall meeting on April 21st at the Elmwood Park Church of Christ at 2001 Antietam. 

Commissioner Burton is quoted extensively in the article:

Detroit’s gun violence, Craig and Burton said Sunday, often features mental health issues.. Burton said easy access to guns is a problem.

Two years ago, after 5-year-old Mariah Davis fatally shot herself with a gun found in her grandmother’s bedroom, Burton urged Detroiters to get gun free locks  from  police precincts.

“No child should have access to a gun,” Burton said Sunday. “No child should be struck by a bullet from a gun.”

The April 21 town hall will encourage residents to talk about  solutions to gun violence in the city’s neighborhoods.

 The solutions, Burton said, can’t  come only from law enforcement.

“How can the police police stupidity?” he said.

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Business Summit Networking Event

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Thursday, February 22nd 2018.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit
Downtown-Fort Shelby.
525 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Police Commissioner (Dist. 5) Willie Burton Cordially invites you to a free Business Summit Networking Event.

Thursday, February 22nd 2018
4:30-5:30 PM VIP Reception with Hotel Tours
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Networking and Presentation

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit
Downtown-Fort Shelby.
525 W. Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
International DJ Rodney Day
To Provide Sounds During Reception & Tours.
Event Valet parking only $5.00

• Moderator Nancy Grose & District Director Constance Logan from the Small Business Administration.
• CEO John Perkins of Legacy Development Group. Discusses how apprenticeship programs can improve employment opportunities for young people entering the workforce.
• VP of Membership Services Ivy Simmons of National Business League.
• Director Amy Rencher, SWOT Cities, Tech Town.
Business Owners: Kenji Williams of One Stop Property Management.
• Lauren Rivers. Rivers Realty Group (Invited)
• Lorne Greenwood SCORE

 

February 22 Business Networking

February 22 Business Networking


 

 

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2017 Holiday Celebration

Honorable Detroit Police Commissioner (Dist. #5) Willie Burton cordially invites you to this annual holiday celebration

Where: Bert’s Warehouse. 2739 Russell. Detroit, Michigan 48207.

When: 5PM to 8PM. Friday December 29th 2017.

What: Free Food, Live Music, Entertainment, Cash Bar, and Free Parking.

No Cover Charge!

RSVP Now!

12-29-2017 Party

12-29-2017 Party

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Save This Date! Fight Crime! Grow Jobs!

November 16 Business

November 16 Business

 

 

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Detroit News: Commissioner Willie Burton said state police should have acted sooner

But Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton said state police should have acted sooner.

“It’s good to see that state police changed their policy, but it’s too late,” he said. “A 15-year-old lost his life; they should have changed that policy a long time ago. I’m glad Chief Craig has started an investigation because we need to find out what happened.”

http://detne.ws/2em9pzI

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Golf Clinic & Professional Networking Fundraiser

Golf Clinic & Professional Networking Fundraiser

Golf Clinic &
Professional Networking Fundraiser

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Free Networking Event On July 20th

Free Networking Event On July 20th!

Free Networking Event On July 20th

Free Networking Event On July 20th

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Willie Burton In The News

Community hoping Project Green Light expands to residential buildings

News 7, WXYZ Detroit

Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton/Police Commissioner explained, “The same level of safety and protection that we offer the business community, it’s time that we shift gears and start offering that to our senior complexes and senior housing.”

Read the full story here:

http://www.wxyz.com/news/community-hoping-project-green-light-expands-to-residential-buildings


Senior complex residents lobby for Green Light cameras

George Hunter, The Detroit News

Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton said Wednesday he would like to see the city match funds to help get Green Light cameras into senior facilities.

“Enough is enough,” he said. “We have commitments from the private sector to help get this done, but we’re looking for more from the public sector. There’s no question that Green Light prevents crime. The seniors at Parkview deserve this, as do seniors throughout the city.”

Read the full story here:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/06/28/green-light-senior-facilities/103262470/


Detroit police overtime hours, costs soar

George Hunter , The Detroit News

Police Commissioner Willie Burton also expressed concern too much overtime might pose a danger. “Working all that overtime is a temporary solution to the reduced manpower, and it’s working for now, but long-term, the officers won’t be able to keep it up because they’ll get burned out.”

Read the full story here:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/06/13/police-overtime/102798536/


Detroit police officers to get Tasers

Dave Spencer, Fox 2 News

Detroit has attempted to get Tasers for officers in the past however; the climate has changed according to Commissioner Willie Burton who said the recent statistics likely contributed to the unanimous decision to approve them.

Read the full story here:

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/252978006-story


Detroit moves toward Tasers for police officers

George Hunter, The Detroit News

Police Commissioner Willie Burton said Tasers likely will prevent injuries to police officers, particularly women.

“Some of these officers, both male and female, are 150 pounds, and you might have a guy who outweighs them by 100 pounds wanting to fight. I think we’ll see officer injuries start spiraling down after they get put into use,” he said.

Read the full story here:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/05/05/detroit-police-stun-guns/101321218/


Detroit police board defends use of consent decrees

Candice Williams, The Detroit News

Commissioner Willie Burton gave Craig credit for his leadership in leading the department out of the consent decree.

“Thirteen years of the consent decree was ended because the right police chief was hired and held accountable for doing his job,” he said.

Read the full story here:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/04/14/detroit-police-board-defends-use-consent-decrees/100488798/

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Willie Burton Suggests Ways to Prevent Accidental Shootings

It was an honor to consult the Detroit News on this important matter.  The full article is available here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/03/26/one-week-detroit-area-youth-shot-found-guns/99667558/

Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton has taken an interest in gun safety and children after 5-year-old Mariah Davis found a gun last May under a pillow and fatally shot herself.

Burton resolved then that “no child should have access to a gun.”

In the months since, he’s distributed some 300 gun safety locks to Detroit gun owners and has taken on gun safety as a pet issue on the police commission.

“(The) Detroit Police Department cannot police stupidity,” Burton said. “It’s one thing to have a gun ‘put away’ and another thing to have it locked up.”

But gun locks are just one part of Burton’s strategy. Another is starting a dialogue with gun-owners about what to teach children to do when they find a gun, or their friend brings over a gun.

Burton said he’s handed out about 50 pledge cards for parents to give their children in which they sign a pledge not to touch a gun they find, but instead alert an adult or call the authorities.

Just as important as the signed pledge, he said, is that “… families are having this conversation about gun safety.”

“We’ve got to get back to the basics of sitting down and talking with our children,” he said.

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