Public Safety Officers are assigned to foot patrols in the downtown center and at special events.
Bicycle Safety Events
The Farmington Public Safety Department, along with LOC Federal Credit Union and AAA, sponsors bicycle safety events. The department also sells bicycles licenses to help identify lost or stolen bicycles.
Special meetings, programs and crime alerts are coordinated with the members of our business community.
Citizen Award Recognition Program
The Department ensures members of the community who assist the public safety department are recognized with telephone calls, letters and awards.
Members of the Department are involved in twenty-six police, fire and civic organizations.
Community Coalition Workshops
Members of the department participate in substance abuse and relationship violence workshops and programs.
Commission on Children, Youth & Family
The Department participates in the community commission and their events that promote the children, youth and families of our community.
The Department coordinates participation and the safety of three hundred annual walkers who raise money for the needy.
The Department strategically places unoccupied patrol vehicles on streets to deter speeding and in business areas to discourage crime.
Farmington Youth Assistance
Department members attend board meetings and make appropriate referrals as an alternative to criminal prosecution.
Fire Inspection Program
The Department is proactive in conducting fire inspections to reduce loss of life and property.
Fire Safety/Public Education Programs
The Department conducts various fire safety education programs to pre-schools and other community groups.
First Aid, Emergency Program
The Department participates in several educational programs such as the Citizen Community Corp. for Emergency Preparedness.
Gun Lock Giveaway Program
The Department gives away free gun locks to residents to promote gun safety.
Halloween Festival Candy Patrol
The Department participates in the safety coordination at special Halloween events. Special patrols target neighborhoods and officers give away Halloween treats.
Holiday Alcohol Enforcement Program
This award winning program utilizes public education, compliance operations, special patrols and partnering with several community organizations and the business community.
House Check Program
Residents can fill out House Check cards when their homes may be vacant for a period of time. The information is kept in dispatch and is helpful when the need arises to contact the homeowner should a crime or emergency occur.
College students or individuals interested in public safety who reside or work in Farmington may apply for internship training and education.
Michigan Community Child Watch
This program operates in conjunction with Farmington Public Schools. Community members are screened and homes are identified where children may seek safe haven.
Missing Children Programs
The Department participates in child identification efforts. Policies and procedures are in place for quick activation of "Amber Alert" and "A Child Is Missing" program. One thousand residents a minute can be notified by telephone to watch for a child.
Multicultural, Multiracial Community Council
The Department is represented on the steering committee and participates in the philosophies and programs of this important group.
Neighborhood Watch SignThe Department conducts monthly meetings with residents to teach crime prevention and provide crime updates. Special crime alert bulletins are delivered by community policing officers to neighborhoods experiencing crime.
Operation Safe Ride
The Department partners with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to coordinate safe rides home for individuals consuming excess alcohol at New Year's.
The Department participates and ensures community safety at the Little League Parade, Memorial Day Parade and Founder's Festival Parade.
Police Benevolent Association
The Farmington Public Safety Department, Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments and the Franklin Police Department hosts an annual golf outing, dinner, raffle, and live and silent auctions. The event raises funds to assist public safety personnel, their families and members of the general public during times of death, illness or personal crisis.
Private Property Accident Program
The Department responds to private property vehicle crashes, preserves the peace and records the facts on a police report.
Public Safety Tours & Presentations
The Department provides tours of the public safety building, vehicles, and responds to all public safety requests for speakers and presentations.
The Department actively recruits officer candidates at universities, colleges and academies.
Reserve Officer Program
The Department recruits, screens and trains members of the community who supplement police, fire and Civil Defense protection.
School Liaison Officer Program
This successful program has serviced all Farmington public high schools since 1990. Officer Christine Schutz is assigned to Farmington High School. She provides; on site support to school administration, provides classroom instruction, serves as a connection with students, provides special presentations to parent groups, serves on various school committees, conducts crime prevention and enforcement, and investigates criminal matters occurring at the school.
School Safety Program
The Department is prepared to respond to all types of school and community emergencies. The Farmington School District Director of Safe Schools and department personnel meet regularly and discuss concerns and safety issues. The public safety department maintains a special vehicle equipped with emergency equipment should a serious incident require a rapid response.
Service Compliance Program
The Department promotes professional traffic stops, maintains a formal compliant procedure, and shift commanders contact crime victims to ensure the delivery of excellent services. The Department also utilizes in-car video cameras to verify professional conduct and recreate a factual record of public contacts.
Smoke Alarm Giveaway Program
The Department provides free, battery operated smoke detectors to residents of the community.
Special Event Coordination
The Department plans and coordinates public safety reserves to special community events. Special operational orders are written defining department procedures.
Special Patrol Programs
The Department identifies areas for special tactical patrols of uniformed or plain clothes officers. The Department also honors requests for special patrols from residents and business owners.
Speed Trailer Program
The Department identifies areas requiring "speed awareness" and "deterrence." A strategically placed trailer informs passing motorists of their speed. The Department honors reasonable suggestions for trailer placement from residents and business persons.
Traffic and Safety Board
The Department acts as a liaison with the City's traffic board and traffic engineer. Public safety officers encourage citizens with unsolved traffic concerns to contact the Traffic Safety Board.
Turn Around Program
Students at Farmington schools who turn their lives around in a positive manner are honored at an annual banquet. The Department is a major sponsor and members serve on the planning and nominations committees.
Vehicle Lock Out Program
Public Safety officers respond to assist citizens locked out of their vehicles.
Weather Education Program
The Fire Marshal coordinates weather and tornado alert publications for free distribution to the public. The Department also promotes public education and notification during tornados and severe weather alert month.