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 2013, approximately 9,005 police calls, or "complaints," resulted in about 103 felony and 339 misdemeanor arrests; more than 299 traffic citations were issued; about 2,570 calls were handled as general assistance to the public; 460 complaints involved health, safety, and property-maintenance matters; and 199 fire calls and 412 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.

The 6th Annual Petoskey Department of Public Safety Open House will be 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Fire Station located at 100 West Lake Street.

Everyone is invited to come to the station, take a close look at the facilities and equipment, and enjoy the company of your public safety officers. There will be free food, beverages and gifts and games for the kids. Equipment will be displayed and the kids can get an up close look at the fire trucks and police cars.

This year there will be the second annual "Water-Ball" competition. Firefighters from Petoskey, Resort-Bear Creek and other area fire departments will engage in a battle to see who can move the water ball the fastest and take home the championship! The competition will begin at 1:00 P.M. and last approximately 30 minutes.

For more information contact Director John Calabrese at 231-347-2500.


Click here to view the Public Safety 2014 Annual Report.


City of Petoskey
101 E. Lake St
Petoskey, MI 49770

Telephone: 231-347-2500
Fax: 231-348-0350
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