The current Department of Public Safety is the result of the 1986 merger of the police and fire departments. The Department currently includes the following divisions:
- The Administrative offices which consists of the Director, Deputy Director and civilian support staff who are responsible for handling records and administrative duties.
- The Detective Bureau which consists of one sergeant and two detective patrolmen.
- The Patrol Division consists of four platoons. Each platoon is led by a lieutenant and sergeant and is staffed by five Public Safety Officers and one civilian dispatcher.
- The support staff also includes one part-time ordinance officer and seven school crossing guards.
Sworn personnel are cross-trained to provide all police and fire-related services. 20 Public Safety Offices are also certified as emergency medical technicians to staff the ambulance that transports patients to a Grosse Pointe area hospital.
Several of the officers are also designated as Youth Service Officers and participate in special crime and fire prevention related activities within the local schools.