DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
The Department of Public Safety manages the operations for the divisions of Fire, EMS, Police and Support Services. The mission of the department overall is to provide quality, dependable public safety service to the citizens of Richfield Township.
Fire Division The mission of the Richfield Township Division of Fire is to minimize injuries, deaths, and property loss resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters which occur in the Township of Richfield.
EMS Division The Emergency Medical Services Division is dedicated to respond to emergency calls within Richfield Township and to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and transport the patient to a medical facility.
Police Division The Division of Police is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Richfield Township by preserving the peace, protecting persons and property, and controlling disorder by enforcing laws and ordinances within the township.
Report A Crime
To report a crime in progress, or emergency fire or ambulance situation, DIAL 911.
WHEN TO DIAL 9-1-1
The dialing of “9-1-1” is for EMERGENCY use only. An emergency is when IMMEDIATE POLICE, FIRE OR AMBULANCE assistance is necessary. “9-1-1” should NOT be dialed for non-emergency calls that do not involve or require immediate assistance.
DO THE FOLLOWING WHEN CALLING 9-1-1
(Give the 9-1-1- dispatcher as much of the following information as you can)
1. The location of the emergency.
2. Specify the kind of emergency, i.e., POLICE, FIRE or MEDICAL.
3. What emergency or crime has happened or is going to happen, i.e., ROBBERY IN PROGRESS, HOUSE BURNING, PERSON UNCONSCIOUS, etc.
4. If weapons are involved, advise the 9-1-1 dispatcher if they are being, or have been used.
5. Number of persons involved in the emergency or crime – are minors involved.
FOLLOW THE 9-1-1- DISPATCHER’S INSTRUCTIONS
Do exactly as the 9-1-1- dispatcher tells you during the course of the call and emergency situation. Give them all the information or other assistance they desire under the circumstances. Remember, your assistance could mean the difference between life, death or serious injury under the emergency.
REMEMBER…. IF IN DOUBT…. DIAL 9-1-1
If you have information concerning criminal activity, dial 389-4071 and ask to speak to an officer, or you can report criminal activity by email. firstname.lastname@example.org Your information will be kept in strict confidence.
To report criminal activity anonymously by mail, please send a letter addressed to:
DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC SAFETY
P.O. Box 128
St. Helen, MI 48656