Police, fire, and emergency-medical services are provided through a unified Department of Public Safety, whose sworn personnel maintain State certifications in all three disciplines. In 2016, approximately 7,941 police calls, or "complaints," resulted in about 113 felony and 298 misdemeanor arrests; more than 280 traffic citations were issued; about 3,209 calls were handled as general assistance to the public; 466 complaints involved health, safety, and property-maintenance matters; and 168 fire calls and 485 requests for emergency-medical assistance were answered. The Department operates nine pieces of fire equipment, eight patrol vehicles, and two boats. The City enjoys a "Class 4" community fire-insurance rating.

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What is it?

The Petoskey Department of Public Safety's Citizen Academy is a 24 hour block of instruction designed to give the community a better working knowledge of the Public Safety Department's operations, policies and procedures. The Academy will consist of a series of classes, held once each week for three hours. The instruction will be comprehensive, covering a different area of the department's operation each week. Public Safety Officers and Supervisors will provide the instruction.

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