Richfield Township

Public Safety

Department Overview

Contact Information

Public Safety Department

Police Staff

Chief of Police

Allen Sharrow


Jason Hertzberg


David Lacross

Administrative Assistant

Carolyn Minton


Edward Nettle


Robert Nixon


Anthony Walters


Bethany Wyman


Dean Coleman

About the Public Safety Department

Richfield Township Department of Public Safety was established is 2008, merging the existing Fire Department with the Police Department, making three Divisions of Public Safety (Police, Fire and EMS). At that time, the volunteer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) was established to assist all divisions of Public Safety.

  • Police Division – Currently has four full-time Public Safety Officers, K-9 Dak and six part-time/seasonal Public Safety Officers. Our full time Public Safety Officers are certified in law enforcement, cross trained as firefighters and EMT/Paramedics. Additionally, we have nineteen volunteer Police Reserves that donate hours for training and riding with a certified Public Safety Officer to help serve and protect our community.
  • Fire Division – Members train monthly in wildfire training, ice rescue, propane emergencies, water flow, chimney fires, just to name a few. Our Public Safety Officers are trained firefighters and respond immediately to any emergency situation, while additional Fire personnel respond to the scene.  Many of our firefighters work full time jobs outside of Public Safety and are dedicated to helping their community in a time of emergency.
  • EMS Division – Comprised of EMT Basics, Specialists, and Paramedics, who must accrue continuing education credits in Airway/Ventilation, Patient Assessment, Medical and Trauma, amongst other required by the State of Michigan.  Many of the EMS Division members are employed outside of Public Safety and are dedicated to aiding our citizens with the best possible emergency medical care when needed.
  • CERT Division – (Community Emergency Response Team) donates hundreds of hours assisting at community events, on fire calls, search and rescue scenes, and helping the American Red Cross with the emergency shelter at Richfield Township when needed.  CERT volunteer program along with the Police Reserve and the K-9 are funded by private citizens and fundraisers done by the Committee for Richfield Township Public Safety.

All of our members, from full-time to our volunteers, are committed to working as a unified team to provide the highest level of professional public service to our citizens and the community.

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