Most of the departments and public works in the Ovid municipality are controlled by the board of trustees. The greater part of the public safety departments are provided by the cooperation among the different towns within the county.  The Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office provides police protection and 911 response for the county. The EMS services are Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services. And each of the towns in Sedgwick County, including the Ovid Volunteer Fire Department, through a collaborative effort help to protect the county from fires.  Since everyone on the fire department is volunteer they are not paid and are risking there lives for the sake of people in the community, a good indication of how much people care for each other in a close community.