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Ted Warthman named Farmington Public Safety Director

Farmington, MI (January 21, 2021) – Ted Warthman was sworn in as Farmington’s new Public Safety Director on Jan. 20. City Clerk Mary Mullison administered the oath of office.

Warthman has been with Farmington Public Safety for more than 24 years; serving as Farmington’s Deputy Director for the past six. He started working with Farmington in the summer of 1995 as a reserve officer/firefighter before being hired full time.

As director, goals topping Warthman’s list include filling the three vacancies in the department and getting re-accredited through the Michigan Associations of Chiefs of Police.

“I also plan to focus on community engagement through the Farmers Market,” explained Warthman. “We are planning to have representatives from the department attend the first weekend of every month to meet-and-greet and answer questions.”

Warthman is very appreciative of the support that Farmington Public Safety receives from the community, “it is incredible and something that we treasure. We all recognize how important it is.”   

Warthman says he’s excited about his new appointment for “couple of reasons.”
“First and foremost, I’m excited I get to represent such a fine department made up of professional men and women who come to work each day with their focus being on service. Second, I was ready for a new professional challenge in my life,” he said.

An adjunct Criminal Justice Professor at Ferris State University, Warthman’s education includes both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, as well as graduating from the University’s School of Police and Command.

At its Jan. 19 meeting, Farmington City Council voted unanimously to ratify City Manager David Murphy’s appointment of Warthman as Director. City Manager David Murphy says he is looking forward to working with Director Warthman.




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