Emergency Services is about meeting the needs of citizens when they need it most. Relying on full-time employees and a tremendous group of volunteers, Nappanee residents can rest easy knowing they will be protected by the best-trained and best-equipped personnel in the area.
Police – The risks our officers face on a daily basis often go unmentioned, but without their dedicated service, Nappanee would have higher crime rates. Thanks to the efforts of our police officers, Nappanee is one of the top 25 safest cities in Indiana. We need to support our officers as they uphold the law and protect us from danger. We can do this by making sure they are paid a fair wage and helping them fight crime in our own neighborhoods.
Public safety is a priority in Nappanee. I will work closely with our police department, the Sheriff's Department and the Prosecutor's Office to ensure we provide the safest environment for our residents and reduce crime in the community through proactive methods.
Fire – Nappanee is one of a small number of cities to have an entirely volunteer fire department. Not only do they protect the city, but they also serve the surrounding townships. We need to maintain our volunteer staff by providing the best equipment and encouraging local employers to allow employees to volunteer time toward calls.
EMS – In the last decade, Nappanee has grown its Emergency Medical Service to a Paramedic Service with advanced life support. We’ve been able to provide medical care more quickly to our residents. While still relying on a number of volunteers, our emergency medical service capabilities have risen.