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Public Safety


RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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adminpublicsafety@richfieldtownship.com



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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.

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Report A Crime

To report a crime in progress, or emergency fire or ambulance situation, DIAL 911.

WHEN TO DIAL 9-1-1

IMPORTANT
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. adminpublicsafety@richfieldtownship.com Your information will be kept in strict confidence.

To report criminal activity anonymously by mail, please send a letter addressed to:


RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP
DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC SAFETY
ATTN: Report-A-Crime

P.O. Box 128
St. Helen, MI 48656

Announcements
  • MAY 2, 2017 SPECIAL ELECTION

    Absentee Ballots are now available in the Clerk’s office for the May 2, 2017 Election. This is a School Election and there are separate ballots for Roscommon Area Public Schools and Houghton Lake Area Schools. Please verify which district you are voting.

  • YARD WASTE SCHEDULE

    Yard Waste Pickup will begin on April 17. The following dates are also pickup: April 17, 24. May 1,8,15,22. June 5,19. July 3,17,31. August 14,28. September 11,25. October 9,23. November 6,13,20,27. Copy of 2017 Richfield Twp Calendar (2)

  • Winter Tax Bill

    Remember that your Winter Tax Bill is higher this year due to Roscommon and Houghton Lake Public Schools moving their millages from your Summer Tax Bill to your Winter Tax Bill. Thank you!

  • ORV Speed Limit 25 mph

    This is a Friendly Reminder: Speed limit for ORV’s is 25 MPH. Stay on the far right maintained portion of the roadway. Stay off the sidewalk. Go slow in town to keep the dust down. … When on the trail, let it sail! Thank you!

  • Burning Permits Issued

    Burning permits are issued by the Department of Natural Resources.  Please check on the Michigan DNR Website at http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/ or call 1-866-922-2876 for more information. Please use caution when burning.