Emmet County Sheriff’s Office
DIAL 911 FOR ALL POLICE REQUESTS
BOTH EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY
SERVICE CHANGES as of MAY 26, 2020 due to COVID-19
Beginning May 26, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office lobby areas will be open to the public. While inside the lobby areas, all visitors are required to wear a face covering or mask and to maintain physical distancing guidelines to keep at least six feet from all other not in your household. Citizens are encouraged to call (Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) prior to visiting a Sheriff’s Office location to determine if the requested service can be handled remotely.
Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division (231) 439-8900
Corrections Facility (231) 347-2032
Other changes include:
• JAIL VISITATION: Suspended until further notice
• PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST: Suspended until further notice
• FINGER PRINTING: By appointment only, Monday and Friday between 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.
• PISTOL SALES RECORDS: Mail to Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, 450 Bay St., Petoskey MI 49770
• PISTOL PURCHASE PERMITS: Available at both Sheriff’s Office locations
• 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.
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
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
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.