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Division and Units

Public Safety Department Administration Division

The Public Safety Department Administration Division is commanded by the Director of Public Safety. The Director is responsible for:

  • budget, personnel, policies and procedures, rules and regulations
  • payroll, grants
  • special events representation at 26 public safety and community organizations
  • purchasing
  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards rosters
  • Law Enforcement Distribution funds, training, planning, scheduling, discipline, media coordination and supervision of department personnel

Uniform Patrol Division

The Patrol Division is extremely proud of their reputation for fast emergency response. The Uniform Patrol Division supervisors manage several specific functions in addition to responding to calls for service and supervising personnel. Some of those functions include:

  • community policing
  • field training
  • rapid deployment
  • fire scene command
  • jail management
  • SMART traffic sign deployment
  • vehicle fleet management
  • mountain bike patrols
  • school crossing guards
  • medical supplies
  • breathalyzer coordination
  • in-car cameras
  • roll call instruction
  • see our Annual Reports and Week In Review for information about our day to day responses

Special Operations Division

The Special Operations Division includes 2 detectives, the School Liaison Officer, and the Fire Marshal. These personnel are collectively responsible for:

  • investigations
  • evidence technician service
  • photography
  • fire inspection
  • fire equipment maintenance
  • vehicle maintenance
  • fire reserves
  • evidence and property room
  • school liaison programs
  • alcohol and tobacco compliance operations
  • narcotic suppression unit

In addition, Special Operations personnel transport prisoners to court and coordinate warrant pick-ups and fugitive apprehensions. Public relations and Neighborhood Watch activities are coordinated by the Special Operations Division.

Fire Service

The Farmington Fire Service, under the direction of the Fire Marshal, provides fire and emergency medical services to the community.

The Fire Marshal coordinates monthly fire fighting and medical training. Each member of the department is trained to a Michigan Firefighter II level and all members are trained medical first responders. Three officers are certified emergency medical technicians. Some of the fire services provided by the department include:

  • fire extinguishment fire inspections
  • hazardous materials response
  • child car seat checks
  • smoke detector giveaway program
  • public education seminars on fire safety and first aid