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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
  • Chamber and DDA introduction of Sawmill Rural Business Center March 29 6:30 p.m.

    Please click on link sawmill

  • Gypsy Moth Open House March 28th from 3 to 6 pm

    For more information, click on link gypsy moth

  • Budget Hearing March 30th, 10:00 a.m.

    Purpose(s) of Meeting: The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the proposed 2017-2018 Richfield Township Budget will be available March 20, 2017 at the Richfield Township Hall, 1410 N Saint Helen Rd, Saint Helen, MI 48656.

  • 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!