Public Safety

The Public Safety Department provides police and fire protection for the City of Greenville and surrounding area.  The department maintains a very active training and education program. Consideration is placed on efficient and effective public safety responsibilities performed in all areas of prevention, protection, and service. It is Public Safety’s goal to maintain a high quality personal and professional service to the residents of our community at all times.

LIVE scan fingerprintingLive scan fingerprinting is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 am through 4:00 pm. No appointment is needed.  
You will need your ID and Live Scan paperwork provided by your employer. The paperwork must be printed out prior to your arrival.


Fire Pits are allowed in the City of Greenville when used to burn wood. We do require that you obtain a burn permit from Public Safety. Ordinance Sited: Section 20-01

Fire Pits are not to be used for burning yard waste (grass and leaves) or garbage. Ordinance Sited: Section 32-26

To obtain a burn permit please be at home, with your fire pit in the place you intend to use it, and then call Central Dispatch at 989-831-5253 and they will dispatch the next available Public Safety Officer or Firefighter.

Burning conditions are evaluated at 7AM and 7PM each day. Please call Central Dispatch at 989-831-5253 to ensure burning is permitted before you burn.

Burn Permits are free and good for one year from date of issue. If a burn is reported and you do not have a permit or you are burning yard waste/garbage Public Safety has the right to extinguish the fire with the fire hose. Damage to your yard due to the water from the fire hose will be your responsibility.  A citation can also be issued.

Prescription Drug Drop OffUnused Prescription drop off is now available Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The drop box is located in the city hall lobby at the Department of Public Safety.  Please adhere to the following instructions when using the drop box:

How to Drop

* Leave medication in the original bottle
* Place liquids in a sealable plastic bag
* Place loose pills in a sealable plastic bag
* Cross out your name and address with a marker but do not cross out the name of the medication.

What to Drop

* Expired and unused medications
* Over-the-counter medications
* Medication samples
* Pet medications
* Medicated ointment/lotions/drops
* Unopened Epi-pens
* Liquid medications

What NOT to Drop

* Needles/lancets/syringes
* Thermometers
* IV bags
* Bloody or infectious waste
* Hydrogen peroxide
* Business waste (nursing/group homes, etc.)
* Empty containers
* Personal care products (shampoo, etc.)

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Brian Blomstrom 616-754-9161

Public Safety Department
415 East Lafayette Street
Greenville, MI 48838
Non-emergency: (616) 754-9161
Emergency: 911

Office HoursMonday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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