Prescott and Nevada County are rich in public services for such a small county. In all, there are about 12 full-time police officers, 17 part-time officers, 31 volunteer fire fighters and six trucks/pumpers, and mutal aid agreements.
All emergencies are dispatched from the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, which can be reached at 887-2616. The Sheriff's office has full-time and part-time deputies and a criminal investigator.
The City of Prescott operates a fire department, which can be reached at 887-2122. About 16 volunteer fireman are on-call to respond with up to four fire-fighting vehicles. ISO rating is 6. The privately-operated Nevada County Ambulance Service can be reached at 887-2651. The Prescott City Police department boasts about 12 paid personnel with three radio-equipped cars and other associated equipment. Patrols include all residental, business and industrial locations. It can be reached at 887-2676.