The Troy Police Department was formed in 1952 with the hiring of Chief David Gratopp and a single officer patrolling…More what was then Troy Township.
Troy police Lt. Robert Redmond, public information officer for the department, said in the Spring of 2011 that the Troy Police Department maintains about 135 sworn officers with plans to reduce staffing in future years.
The department operates several divisions and units, dedicated to crime prevention, enforcement, criminal investigations, training and maintaining professional standards. The department also maintains a 24-hour lockup/holding facility within its headquarters.
The Troy Police Department emphasizes a community policing philosophy that works with segments of the community to resolve issues and implement services. The department operates about 50 community policing programs, one of the most extensive rosters in Michigan.
The Troy Fire Department consists of nearly all volunteer firefighters, with paid career staff making up only 6…More percent of the entire department.
The city maintains six fire stations throughout Troy, as well as a training center that is shared with the Troy Police Department. Offices at Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver, house the fire department's adminisrative offices where the fire chief, assistant chief, staff lieutenants and staff technicians are located.
The department maintains an authorized staff about 180 volunteers and 10 career firefighters. All Troy firefighters are certified by the State of Michigan. Volunteers are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to requests for service such as fires, vehicle extrications and other emergencies.
The Troy Fire Department is the largest in Oakland County and the largest volunteer/combination fire department in the state.