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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The ordinance regarding all parking tickets issued by Petoskey Department of Public Safety personnel (yellow tickets) has changed.  All parking fines have increased, with the exception of the winter parking tickets; those will remain at $25.00 until notices have to be sent.  This also includes any and all parking violations that may occur at the schools.  Please note that the handicap parking tickets have increased to $50.00.  This is separate from any tickets issued by the Parking Services Office, those being the orange tickets.  For details on their tickets they can be contacted at 231-439-9124. Any questions regarding the yellow tickets issued by the City of Petoskey can be directed to 231-347-2500.  The ordinance addressing this issue can also be located on the city website.

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.

Read more: 2017 Public Safety Citizen Academy

The Petoskey Department of Public Safety Department is proud to announce that we are participating in the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) Program. Our mission is to provide the community and parents a program to assist in keeping our children drug free. The program offers important information and convenient free drug and alcohol tests that provide IMMEDIATE results in the PRIVACY and safety of their home.  In the event of a positive result, L.E.A.D.  can direct them to an appropriate community resource without law enforcement intervention.

Read more: L.E.A.D. Program

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