Efficiency, consolidation, and partnerships are expected of all levels of government. It has become necessary for local government, in particular, to establish, nurture, and promote new and innovative partnerships in an effort to increase service delivery and reduce overall costs. In 2013, the City of Romulus created a Public Safety Department to provide the management accountability for Police and Fire functions. The Public Safety Department is overseen by the Director of Public Safety.
This consolidation has provided several strategic enhancements, including a more flexible and integrated delivery of emergency and routine public safety services. In addition to consolidating administrative functions of the Police and Fire Departments, this initiative centralized emergency management, training, budgeting, and grant reporting. Emergency communications have been standardized and upgraded to include a state-of-the-art, 800 MHz, radio system.