Strong Police Presence at Detroit Fireworks

There was no shortage of law enforcement officers at the Detroit Fireworks Monday evening: Federal officers, State troopers, Detroit Police, Coast Guards, Wayne, Macomb, Oakland County Sheriffs, and a number of DNR officers patrolled the riverfront.

The city’s efforts to keep the event safe and well patrolled by pulling in neighboring law enforcement resources from anywhere possible, really showed. Groups of uniformed officers speckled the crowd of thousands of people, and it seemed the majority of them were not even Detroit Police.

Hart Plaza and the popular hill that many watched fireworks from in the past was closed due to construction, officials said.

The officers were friendly, just the numbers of officers was impressive. Although I didn’t personally witness any detainments, the Detroit News reported that officers detained 250 minors for being unaccompanied by adults past the citywide curfew of 6 p.m.   Take a look at some of the views from the event:


View from the 54th annual Target Detroit Fireworks
photos by Minehaha Forman

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