Detroit Police Gear is a division of Marvelous Promotions Inc, founded by Marvin & Louise Janes in 1995. Marvin (aka “Marvelous Marv”) is a retired Detroit Police Officer. He worked many years at the 7th precinct and finished his line of duty working at the Tactical Services Section (TSS) of the department. Louise is a retired Detroit Public School teacher.
Marvin started off selling police t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. He started with the people and connections he knew best, his Detroit Police contacts. Eventually, he expanded to driving a mobile truck to all the police precincts and divisions.
By 2000, embroidery machines and employees were added. In 2003, as business continued to grow, more machines and more employees were needed. Marvelous Promotions moved again to a 3,000 sq. ft. industrial building on Groesbeck in Fraser and then finally to our larger 6,000 sq. ft. current location, 33272 Groesbeck Hwy Fraser, MI.
Marvin is now fully retired from the business, but is proud of his legacy and enjoys its continued success. Marvin is active in a police golf league with other retired officers and will attend RDPFFA (Retired Detroit Police & Firefighter Association) meetings whenever he can.
Our daughter Veronica, and our grandsons Spencer and Carson, have taken charge of the day to day operations of the business. The company has been blessed with loyal employees, many of them family and personal friends. We are always complimented by the referrals from our customers that have helped to grow our business to what it is today. We LOVE Referrals and we LOVE our Detroit Police Gear customers!