The NPO program brings officers and residents together to create safer communities. 

The program is based on the highly successful Community Oriented Policing Program created by James E. Craig while serving as Cincinnati's Police Chief.
Detroit's Police precincts have been divided into areas and assigned to NPO's as long term assignments.  All NPO's will develop ties with the community and business sector to create a different form of police presence for non-emergency and recurring quality of life issues.