In 1984, The City of Albion combined its Police and Fire operations into one public safety unit. This cost-effective arrangement has led to increased coverage in both areas. The City maintains a Class 6 fire insurance rating.
Albion and Sheridan townships are patrolled by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police.
Sheridan Township's volunteer fire station is manned full-time. Sheridan township properties within 1,000 feet of city fire hydrants (which includes most industrial sites) are also rated Class 6. Albion Township's Fire Department is a volunteer force which is located at the township hall. A mutual aid agreement ensures that each department will assist the others as needed.