Safety Services Area Administrator - John Seto
The Safety Services Area provides all emergency services for the City of Ann Arbor, consisting of three service units: police, fire and emergency management.
The Police Department is headquartered in the Justice Center of the Larcom Municipal Complex and has 145 employees, 119 of whom are sworn police officers. AAPD is a full-service department, with road patrol services, a detective bureau, traffic services, K-9, motorcycle and bicycle patrol programs, Neighborhood Watch and crime-prevention services. The AAPD is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy.
The Fire Department is also a full-service department with 86 highly trained employees, operating out of five stations, including its headquarters at Fire Station One, 111 North 5th Avenue, across from City Hall. In addition to fire suppression services, it provides specialized rescue services, and maintains a HAZMAT unit and a fire prevention bureau.
The Office of Emergency Management coordinates all emergency planning for weather-related and other disasters, maintains an Emergency Operations Center, conducts emergency preparedness training and operates a citywide storm/tornado warning siren system. Members of this service unit are totally committed to providing the best possible emergency services for those who reside and work in Ann Arbor or come to visit Ann Arbor.