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In its 2019 “America’s Safest Cities” report, named Shelby Township the safest community of 50,000 or more residents in Macomb County and among the top five safest communities in the state of Michigan.

Nationally, Shelby Township ranked No. 47 for safety based on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Chapman University Survey of American Fears.

In addition to the rankings, Shelby Township was also tabbed as the safest community of more than 50,000 residents in Macomb County by the National Council for Home Safety and Security for the third consecutive year.


In its 2019 reports, the NCHSS placed Shelby Township’s rates for violent crimes and property crimes per 1,000 residents at 1.035 and 7.309, respectively. Both figures were well below the state averages of 4.08 and 20.72. 


The mission of the Shelby Township Fire Department is to reduce deaths, injuries, and property loss from fire, hazardous material incidents, emergency medical situations, and other disaster/emergency by being proactive in providing excellent, state of the art, pace setting, life and property preservation and emergency services in a professional and cost-effective manner, unhampered by tradition while recognizing and treating our people as our most valuable resource and the key to our success.

The Shelby Township Fire Department also offers outreach programs like station tours, public education courses such as CPR training and provides fire reports and other information to the community through its offices located at Fire Station No. 1.

Chief James Swinkowski
Assistant Chief John McCoy
Fire Marshal: Steven Henion

Chief of Training: Rodney Scrutchen

EMS Coordinator: Frank Pierce

Shelby Township Fire Department

Fire Station No. 1

6345 23 Mile Road

Shelby Township, MI 48316-3572
Phone: 586-731-3476
Fax: 586-726-4553
For all emergencies dial 911


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