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Public Service

Our small town provides its own drinking water system, sanitary water system, emergency services, and street department. Together we are preserving the past, working toward the future, and maintaining the needs of our community.

Public Service Contacts

Fire Department/EMS

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: (765) 738-6590

Police Department

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency Dispatch: (765) 738-6547

Non-Emergency Office: (765) 738-0079

Utility Office

(765) 738-6561

Town Maintenance

Emergency: (765) 571-0297

Shirley Volunteer Fire Department

The Shirley Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection, rescue, and basic life support ambulance transport to the community. Chief Jim Florea works with 25 professionally trained firefighters and EMTs to be prepared for emergencies of all kinds. The fire department is equipped with two rescue engines, two basic life support (BLS) ambulances, a water tanker, and a grass truck for different needs. The Insurance Services Organization has rated our department as one of the best in the two county areas we serve (an Insurance Class 4 Fire Rating), allowing your insurance provider to know we are prepared for your emergency and in most cases leads to lower home owners insurance rates. Being prepared to be at our best during your worst day is something we work year round for.

Shirley Police Department

The Shirley Police Department provides professional law enforcement to the community. Chief Brian Pryor leads 14 paid and volunteer officers to patrol, investigate and enforce the laws and ordinances of our community. This is the key to keeping our small town safe and secure.  Chief Pryor also has K-9 officer Havoc working to keep drugs and other dangers out of our community.  Chief Pryor is certified on Taser, Firearm, Defensive Tactics, and EVO (Emergency Vehicle Operations by ILEA (Indiana Law Enforcement Academy), Defensive Tactics and Firearms.  This vast range of experience helps train our reserve officers at no cost to the community.

Shirley Maintenance Department

The Shirley Maintenance Department is responsible for the daily operations of the water and sewer departments, streets, signs, public buildings, mowing, snow removal, and much more. The department has equipment to clear sewer lines, small pipe installation and leak repair, and plowing & salting streets. Waste removal is provided by the town through Best Way Disposal.

A Small Town with

Dedicated Public Servants

Water Quality Reports
Local Utilities
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