Ironwood Public Safety Department

123 W. Mcleod Ave.

Ironwood, Michigan  49938

Dial:  911

  Fax: (906) 932-4808




Staff  |  Fire Operations  | Police Operations  

City Of Ironwood Code of Ordinances


On behalf of the men and women of the Ironwood Public Safety Department, welcome to our webpage.  Hopefully, this service will provide an additional opportunity for you to interact with the members of the Ironwood Public Safety Department.

Our department is comprised of motivated and skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing a safe environment for residents and visitors alike.

If you have any questions or concern, please feel free to contact me or any of our officers.

     Robert J Erspamer / Director of Public Safety           


Ironwood Public Safety Mission Statement

The mission of the Ironwood Public Safety Department is to serve and protect persons and property in the City of Ironwood. This department's role is to enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner and to help ensure that all person be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, to live in peace and to reduce or minimize property damage, personal injury or loss of life from fire.

Our success relies upon a proactive organization which understands that the future will be determined by the use of our most valuable resource ----- Our Personnel.

City of Ironwood    |   Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department  |  Gogebic County Firefighters Training Council


As of October 4, 2006, IPSD has undergone a change in dispatching.  

Anytime citizens need police or fire services, they are now to dial 911.



In 1980, the City of Ironwood combined the Police Department and the Fire Department and the new "Public Safety Department" was formed.  All officers were cross-trained as police officers and firefighters.  Thus, the department became more efficient, more cost effective, and more productive.

This is a photo of Engine #99 on 9-11-04,  outside of IPSD.  The Flag represents all of the emergency personnel lost at the World Trade Center on 9-11.  The fire gear represents the fact that we will carry on the tradition set forth by those firefighters, police officers, and other emergency services workers. Many thanks to Irene Erickson for her work on developing this photo.

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