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Miller Canfield Lawyer Saul Green Receives Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s First “Integrity and Ethics” Award

November 25, 2013

Saul A. Green, senior counsel in the Detroit office of Miller Canfield, will be honored with the first-ever “Integrity and Ethics” Award given by the Detroit Public Safety Foundation (DPSF). Green will receive the award on December 3 at the Above and Beyond Awards Ceremony at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

“I am truly humbled by this award because there are so many people deserving of recognition who are working every day to help make a safer community for us,” Green said.

Green, a former deputy mayor of Detroit and executive over public safety, was chosen by the board of the DPSF because of his tireless efforts for Detroit – not only as chair of the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee, but for his involvement with Detroit Ceasefire and other initiatives. From 2008 to 2012, Green oversaw Detroit’s Police, Fire, Law and Homeland Security departments.

Most recently, Green is focused on Detroit Ceasefire, an effort that brings together Detroit’s law enforcement, social service agencies and the community to impress upon young offenders the price that they will pay for criminal activity, the alternative paths that are open to them and the negative effects their behavior has on their own communities. Detroit Ceasefire is funded by a $1.5 million federal grant for the next three years and administered through the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

“Ceasefire is a proven tool that sends a clear and direct message that the violence must stop while offering young offenders the opportunity to change their lives,” Green added.

At Miller Canfield, Green conducts internal investigations for organizations that believe they are the victims of criminal conduct by their employees, officers or directors, or from individuals or entities outside the organizations. He advises companies and governmental entities on how to obtain the various forms of disadvantaged business certifications available in Michigan and the United States.

Green received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (1972) and his B.A. (1969) from the University of Michigan.

The Above and Beyond Awards Ceremony will be attended by about 400 civic, business and community leaders; local, state and federal elected and law enforcement officials; and the recipients’ families, friends and colleagues.