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Waterball 2017 3

Please join us for a spirited competition as local police and fire departments battle it out! Winners will have their names engraved on the Petoskey Department of Public Safety Water Ball trophy and possess bragging rights until 2019! This year, graduates of the Citizen's Academy are welcome to join as well. To register a team of two, please contact Lt. Troxel at (231) 347-2500. The competition will take place Saturday August 18, 2018 beginning at 2:00 PM behind the Fire Station at 100 West Lake Street and is open to the public.  We hope to see you there!


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 2017, approximately 8,082 requests for service resulted in 123 felony arrests and 335 misdemeanor arrests; about 1,763 calls were handled as general assistance to the public; 448 complaints involved health, safety, and property-maintenance matters; and 454 requests for fire or emergency medical assistance were answered.  The Department operates seven pieces of fire equipment, eight patrol vehicles, and two boats. The City enjoys a "Class 4" community fire-insurance rating.

Department of Public Safety Officers are available by calling 911 for both emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  If you are out of the Emmet County area, you can reach our dispatch center at 1-800-577-1911.



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