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You may have noticed in recent media reports that the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is aggressively advertising to attract new hires in an effort to fill vacancies that have been steadily rising due to attrition. While most private sector companies can overcome continued personnel shortages with creative scheduling, securing one of the largest county jail systems in the country, county courts and performing limited field operations takes all hands on deck.  And that includes the officers who should be filling those 100+ empty budgeted positions.  Working closely with Wayne County Personnel, we have posted the "Help Wanted" signs on our websites, worked with local media to spread the word and stepped up participation in local job fairs.  And, for the second time in less than a year, we held a "one-stop shop" for interested candidates to meet with all of the agencies involved in hiring and even waived the fee for agility testing.  So, why does this matter? read more

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will offer a "free" pre-hire Physical Abilities Test starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 for men and women with military experience who are interested in working as officers in the County jails. The test, which is normally $50, will be free that day and takes place at Michigan Light Guard Armory, 4400 E. Eight Mile Road in Detroit (48234).

Those who pass the physical test will have the option that day of taking required written tests and submitting a job application to expedite the hiring process. The Sheriff’s Office has nearly 90 vacant officer positions in the jails. New hires are paid a salary of $28,284, a $1,200 annual retention bonus, healthcare and other benefits. Included on the test, which must be completed within five minutes, 35 seconds:

· Carrying a 40-pound weight a distance of 100 feet

· Climbing up and down a four-step staircase 15 times

· Running about 330 feet around six cones

· Dragging a 165-pound dummy 45 feet

Test applicants must be at least 18 years of age and bring a driver’s license. A signed note from their doctor approving participation must also be presented at testing (health screening form available at

In addition to successful completion of the physical test, applicants for officer positions in the Wayne County Jails must have a high school diploma or GED and be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license. Those with felony convictions will not be considered.

For more information about the job openings and requirements see or contact Matthew Bueter, Wayne County Personnel Department, at 313-224-6086 and/or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:37

Wednesday Workouts with the WCSO

Wayne County personnel recently took Workout Wednesdays at Campus Martius Cadillac Square to a whole new level of fitness.  The group representing the WCSO easily maneuvered the moves under the watchful eye of Sgt. Diane McKee and other fitness buffs.  Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon addressed the crowd on the Sheriff's Community Day.  Watch out for this group-in-training at upcoming sessions and feel free to join in the fun!


Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:37

WCSO Women's Tug Team Takes Trophy

Team Captain Sergeant Diane McKee led the WCSO Women's Team to victory this year at the Highland Games.  The women held their own against the Detroit Roller Derby Girls and the Dark Angels, a women's professional football team.  The Sheriff's office donated the first women's tug-o-war team trophy in 2014.  Look for this dynamic team to compete in the upcoming Detroit Field Day event on September 12th.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:26

One Round for Andrew

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the force will be with a seriously ill little boy whose parents are facing mounting medical bills as a result of his condition.  Little Andrew Locano, son of Sgt. Charles Locano, was born with only half a heart and suffers from a condition called CD4 Lymphopenia. As the family struggles to cover the cost of his care, the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to raise money to help them continue the fight.


The “One Round for Andrew Fundraiser,” will be held Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Chelio’s bar, 47 E. Adams (Detroit) at 4:00 p.m.  There will be raffle prizes, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle and 20% of the proceeds for the night will be donated to the cause.


That event kicks off several weeks of Pledges being collected from August 6 through September 11, 2015. The foundation is asking WCSO personnel to donate the equivalent of one hour of work (more if they can). The pledge drive will end with a celebration at Harry’s Bar, Friday, September 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. You can find out more about the event by logging on to: or contact the committee members:  Cpl. Dewayne Hayes:  313-510-0947, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Sgt. Diane McKee:  313-319-4224, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Sgt. Michele Boehmer:  313-875-4381; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; and Cpl. Mary Boster:  313-875-7628, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon continued his series of visits with seniors in Wayne County with a recent stop at American House in Livonia.  He provided an appetizing lunch courtesy of community partner Mark Zarkin, CEO of Lelli's Inn on the Green, and also arranged for free onsite health screenings.  The purpose of the visit is to discuss tips about personal and financial safety with the seniors.  Sheriff Napoleon also distributed a File of Life to each luncheon guest which lists crucial health information that could prove vital in the event of an emergency and free cell phones to those who needed them which the seniors can use to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:09

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

On Monday, May 4, 2015, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon teamed up with Dr. Chad Audi, CEO of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), and Lelli’s Inn on the Green CEO Mark Zarkin to provide a pre-Mother’s Day meal to some of the women and children at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. With the help of about a dozen volunteer servers from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, some 80 residents dined on a fine meal featuring pepper steak, pasta and other treats. It's the latest in a series of meals Sheriff Napoleon is delivering to families in need in Wayne County thanks to Zarkin who cooks and provides the meals free of charge.

(Feb. 18, 2015) Detroit – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) joined forces today with other law enforcement agencies, researchers and foundation executives to release a new report that reveals the huge economic benefits of public investments in high-quality childhood education and care.

Making sure just one more child reaches kindergarten ready to learn saves Michigan taxpayers $47,000, and $96,000 per Detroit child, according to the study that quantifies the per-child economic value of preparing Michigan children for long-term educational success, starting at birth.

The study, released at a news conference at the WCSO, was commissioned by the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and conducted by St. Paul, Minn. –based Wilder Research Foundation.

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