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Hamburg Township Public Safety Administration


Public Safety in Hamburg Township is comprised of the Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Management and is overseen by the Hamburg Township Public Safety Administration. The Public Safety Administration was established by a Resolution of the Hamburg Township Board of Trustees on September 18, 2018.

The Police Department and Fire Department are staffed separately and remain two separate and distinct departments with consolidated administrative functions under the direction of a unified command team, the Public Safety Administration. The Public Safety Administration is led by the Director of Public Safety.

This type of nominal consolidation and partnership provides administrative streamlining, combined organizational oversight, management accountability in the overall delivery of public safety services, improved coordination of services, and more consistency of operations while preserving the technical expertise of the police and fire staffs.

Since the Public Safety Administration was established, the following Police Department and Fire Department functions have been successfully fully consolidated:

  • Police & Fire Administrative Assistant positions (now have 3 Public Safety Administrative Assistant positions)
  • Emergency Management
  • Budgeting process
  • Purchasing
  • MMRMA insurance claims and grants
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Policy development

In addition, the Police Department and Fire Department have started integrating training between the two departments and have begun utilizing collaborative efforts to provide better service to the residents of Hamburg Township. One such example is with the Police Department’s boat patrols on the Chain of Lakes. HTFD firefighters, who are all trained Emergency Medical Technicians, now are on board the patrol boat with HTPD officers while out on the lakes to provide a trained medical professional presence with emergency medical equipment on the lakes during peak hours for a more effective response to medical emergencies.

Public Safety Administration Organizational Chart (printable version) (.pdf)
PSA Org Chart 2


PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION STAFF:

POLICE CHIEF RICHARD DUFFANY
Director of Public Safety
E-mail: rduffany@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1171 - Direct Line
Phone: 810.231.9391 - Main Line
Fax: 810.231.9401


FIRE CHIEF NICK MILLER
Deputy Director of Public Safety
Email: nmiller@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1100 Ext. 104
Fax: 810.231.1974


DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF
DARIUSZ NISENBAUM
Deputy Director of Public Safety
E-mail: dnisenbaum@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1172 - Direct Line
Phone: 810.231.9391 - Main Line
Fax: 810.231.9401

JORDAN ZERNICK
Fire Marshal
Email: jzernick@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1100 Ext. 110
Fax: 810.231.1974

DANIELLE PRICE
Public Safety Administrative Supervisor
Email: dprice@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.231.9391
Fax: 810.231.9401





Updated: July 24, 2019
Public Safety