Special Services

Gun Locks

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office has free gun locks/trigger locks available at both of our administrative offices. If you need one, please stop by during normal business hours and we would be happy to help.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office has 2 certified car seat safety technicians. Please call our M-119 Road Patrol building at 231-439-8900 to set up an appointment to have your car seat checked. The car seat safety technician will show you how to properly install your car seat and ensure it is installed correctly.

If your child has outgrown their seat, your car seat has expired or your vehicle was in an accident and you cannot afford a new car seat give us a call, we may be able to help.

Care Trak

care trak image 1The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and Emmet County Search and Rescue Team have implemented a program called “Care Trak”. Care Trak is a telemetry tracking system to track high-risk people with Alzheimer disease and special needs kids primarily with Autism and Down syndrome, according to Randolph Bricker Sr., Director of the Emmet County Search and Rescue Team.

The system is similar to technology used to locate missing aircraft. The system allows caregivers for people with these medical conditions to have their loved ones fitted with a watch-like transmitter. If that person becomes lost or wanders away, emergency personnel can use a special directional antenna and receiver to listen for a signal emitted from the transmitter and hopefully locate the missing person.

For more information on signing up for the Care Trak System, call the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 439-8900.


Home Safety Checks

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office routinely performs property checks on homes, per request, if you will be away for an extended period of time. Please fill out the form below and send it in or drop it off at our M-119 Road Patrol building.

Property Check


STOP ProgramRegister on-line at www.michigansheriff.com

The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) and Sheriff Peter A. Wallin are pleased to introduce the STOPPED (Sheriffs Telling Our Parents and Promoting Educated Drivers) program.

A parental notification system that was developed for the state by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, the goal of STOPPED is to reduce the number of young drivers who are injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes each year.

Annually over 3,000 drivers, ages 16 to 21 years old, die in the United States as a result of motor vehicle crashes.

MSA and your local Sheriff are pleased to offer parents this voluntary notification system that extends their watchful eyes and raises the level of awareness for drivers under the age of 21.

On Your Mark
Parents voluntarily register with the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association any motor vehicle that will be operated by a driver under the age of 21.

Get Set…
An identification decal is issued by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association and should be affixed to the front windshield of each registered vehicle.

If for any reason, the registered vehicle is stopped by Sheriff’s deputies while a person under the age of 21 is driving, the officer will complete a notification card that provides the following information:

  • Time and location of stop
  • Driver’s name and the number of passengers in vehicle
  • Reason for the stop
  • Whether any citations were issued

The notification will then be mailed directly to the parents in order to make them aware of potential problems as well as enable them to enforce parental rules that often co-exist with teenage driving privileges.

For more information or to enroll, call (800) 875-5500 or contact the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office direct at (231)439-8900. A 30 minute presentation is available to interested groups upon request.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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