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Lake County E-911

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Line Dial 231-745-2711

Director, Don Divis
231-745- 6238

Deputy Director, Patrick Maddox



The Lake County Central Dispatch Center is the Public Safety Answering Point for citizens
and visitors of Lake County, Michigan, needing assistance from Police, Fire, or
Emergency Medical Services in emergency and non-emergency situations. All public
safety personnel are dispatched and tracked by Central Dispatch personnel.
The telecommunicators monitor and dispatch four law enforcement agencies, eleven fire
departments, and a county-wide ambulance service. Our center is comprised of eight
full-time dispatchers (function as both call takers and dispatchers simultaneously), a few part-time dispatchers and (2) administrators.
Lake County is a mostly rural community with a population of 11,333. The Central
Dispatch Center is located in the county seat of Baldwin, Michigan. Baldwin is the largest
incorporated community in Lake County with a population of 1,107. Lake County is located in northwest
Michigan and has approximately 575 square miles.
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