Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
The City of Dexter contracts for fire & rescue services with the Dexter Area Fire Department.
The City of Dexter contracts for police services with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
For water/sewer emergencies after hours please call 734-368-5212.
(734) 426-4500 (non-emergency number; use 911 for an emergency)
In 1877, the Village of Dexter purchased their first hook and ladder truck, axes and pails and formed the "Hook & Ladder Company #1". More than 100 years later, in 1985, the Dexter Area Fire Department (DAFD) was created. The DAFD services the City of Dexter, Dexter Township, and Webster Township and all of the communities have representation on the DAFD's governing board.
The DAFD consists of both full-time personnel and paid on-call volunteers who cover a 65 square mile area within Washtenaw County. The ISO (Insurance Service Organization) rating is 5. The DAFD has one primary station and two substations throughout the area. The main fire station located in downtown Dexter is equipped with an engine rescue pumper, tower, 2 tankers, and 1 rescue/brush truck. The Dexter Township substation is equipped with an engine and a brush/rescue truck and the Webster Township substation is equipped with a pumper engine, a utility vehicle and a grass fire truck.
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (734) 994-2911
The City's law enforcement and public safety needs are providing by a contract with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. The contract is in conjunction with Dexter and Webster Townships. The local Washtenaw County Sheriff's Station, located in the same building as the Fire Department, serves the City and surrounding townships.
There are nine deputies. These include one school liaison; four deputies patrolling the 3 municipalities; "COPS" (community oriented police) working in conjunction with the individual municipalities on special problems, crime prevention and other local law enforcement activities; and one sergeant. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Station is equipped with one motorcycle, for special events and day-to-day patrol, five marked patrol cars and one unmarked patrol car to cover the entire 75 square mile service area.