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Petal Police Department
Lee Shelbourn(Chief of Police)
127 W Eighth Ave,
Petal, MS, 39465

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The city of Petal, also called "The Friendly City" encompasses the following counties: Forrest. Petal's government type is Mayor-Council. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Hal Marx.

Petal encompasses land area: 16.87 sq mi (25.0 km2), water area: 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2). The elevation is 157 ft (48 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 619.8/sq mi (239.3/km2). The local time zone is Central (CST) (UTC-6).

Local area codes are 601. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 28-56800, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.cityofpetal.com.

Petal is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, along the Leaf River. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population is approximately 10,454 per the US Census estimates performed in April, 2010.

The International Checker Hall of Fame was located in Petal until September 29, 2007 when 20,000 sq. ft. of the 35,000 sq. ft. building caught fire. On June 23, 2004, Sports Illustrated entitled Petal as 'Sports Illustrated Sportstown for Mississippi'.