Emmet County Sheriff’s Office


      Due to efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Office has updated some of the methods in which service will be provided to the public. All citizens are encouraged to check back at this webpage for the most current information. Please call (Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for information and instructions on non-emergency matters:
         Enforcement Division (231) 439-8900
         Corrections Facility (231) 347-2032

      The lobby areas at all Sheriff’s Office locations will be closed for general admittance. Please check the website to determine if the service you need can be handled remotely. Other service changes include:
      • JAIL VISITATION: Suspended until further notice
      • PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST: Suspended until further notice
      • FINGER PRINTING: Suspended until further notice
      • PISTOL SALES RECORDS: Mail to Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, 450 Bay St., Petoskey MI 49770
      • PISTOL PURCHASE PERMITS: Suspended until further notice
      • BONDS: There are no interruptions in bond payments for any inmate at the Emmet County Jail and will be available 24/7.
      • FOIA REQUESTS: Requests for all reports may be submitted online here.
      • ACCIDENT REPORTS: Request forms and procedure available online here or by US Postal Mail.
      • POD BOX: Until the lobby is reopened to the public, the Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug (POD) Drop-Off program will be suspended.


  •       July 15, 2020 – Statement on Governor’s Executive Order 147


    Emmet County Sheriff’s Office has three different offices located throughout Emmet County.

    Downtown Petoskey location
    Jeffrey P. Bodzick Administrative Office & Correctional Facility

    Brenda K. Ford, Administrator
    450 Bay Street,
    Petoskey, MI. 49770
    Tel: (231) 347-2036
    Fax: (231) 348-0666

    M-119/Road Patrol location
    Richard L. Zink Law Enforcement Center

    Officer in Charge: Lt. Randy Kloss
    3460 M-119 (Harbor-Petoskey Road)
    Harbor Springs, MI  49740
    Tel: (231) 439-8900
    Fax: (231) 439-8917
    [email protected]

    Administrative Hours – Downtown Petoskey and M-119/Road Patrol offices
    Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on holidays)

    Pellston Regional Airport Office
    1393 N. US-31 Hwy
    Pellston, MI  49769
    Tel: (231) 539-8414
    (this location is open 30 minutes before flights take off)

    Sheriff Peter A. Wallin
    pete wallin sept 2015 WEB

    Sheriff Wallin was appointed by a three-member board after the death of Sheriff Jeffrey P. Bodzick. Sheriff Wallin began with the Office as a road deputy in 1981, later being appointed to the position of Undersheriff by Sheriff Bodzick. Sheriff Wallin is also a long time resident of Emmet County.

    Undersheriff Michael Keiser

    Undersheriff Keiser was appointed by Sheriff Wallin in 2018. Undersheriff Keiser is lifelong resident of Emmet County. Undersheriff Keiser is a graduate of Lake Superior State University and the Eastern Michigan School of Staff and Command. Undersheriff Keiser began his career with Emmet County in 1994 serving in many capacities, including Marine Deputy, Deputy Sheriff, Corporal, Sergeant., Sgt. Detective, and Lieutenant.

    Jail Administrator Brenda K. Ford



    Administrator Ford was appointed by Sheriff Wallin in 2003. Prior to this position, Administrator Ford served as a Corrections Officer and has been with the Office since 1996. She is a life long resident of Emmet County, graduating from Harbor Springs High School.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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