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Does Lakeland have its own fire and police departments?

The City of Lakeland contracts with the Shelby County Fire Department for fire services,*** and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for police services.

Lakeland households and businesses pay monthly fees in their utility bills for these services.

***Board of Commissioners 2/8/18 meeting update:
Operation of the Lakeland Fire Department is to begin July 1, 2019.

In 2017, the City of Lakeland started to bring fire safety into our own hands and are in the process of putting fire services under our Lakeland community services umbrella. Our efforts will yield tremendous cost savings over the long term.

Lakeland is on the right path to control quality and growth of fire services and phase out the fire fee that we pay each month, as residents.

Inter-Local Agreement for Fire, Rescue, and EMS Services between Shelby County & City of Lakeland

Intergovernmental Agreement for Ambulance Services

Fire Inter-local Area Descriptions

Fire Station 1 Agreement

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Lakeland_fire_station.jpgShelby County Fire Department
Emergencies: call 911. Non-emergencies: 901-222-8000

The Shelby County Fire Department responds to Lakeland emergencies.

Lakeland's fire station (#1) is located at 9774 Beverle Rivera Drive. The non-emergency phone number is 901-222-8000.

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Sheriff_logo.pngPolice Services
Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency situation.

Non-emergencies: 901-379-7625.

Shelby County Sheriff's Substation, 11670 Memphis-Arlington Road, Arlington, TN, 901-867-1402.

The Shelby County Sheriff responds to Lakeland emergencies.

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