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Friday, March 23, 2018, men and women from the WCSO participated in First Responder's Recognition night at the Little Caesar’s Arena.

The men played a great game in basketball and placed 3rd in the 
"First Responders 4 Fitness Midwest Battle of the Badges" tournament, while the women won 1st place in the women’s tug of war against MDOC (Michigan Department of Corrections).

Great times in Wayne County! And Great job to the first responders who participated and to our officers of WCSO!

We've accomplished the kickoff of our "Elder Abuse Prevention" Workshop, and with the second session looking to be promising, we would like to hear your thoughts on a 3rd!

The workshops go over what to look for in churches and in the community to be able to identify elder abuse. If you would like more information or are interested in joining a possible 3rd session, please contact Dir. Daralene Nero This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Commander Lynnette Cain and Captain Patricia Roberson were live in studio at 910AM Superstation on the show, "Mind Your Business," with host Charlene Mitchell-Rodgers.  The Wayne County Sheriff's Officers were invited in celebration of Women's History Month, and this week was about the history of women in law enforcement.  Commander Cain and Captain Roberson spoke on their history with the WCSO, how many women current work for the office and that more are needed and welcomed.

Mitchell's show airs every Thursday from 9PM - 11PM on 910 AM, where she covers the latest news in politics, media, organizations, and even our local communities.  

 

 

Holt, MI—  A coalition comprised of Michigan’s top law enforcement and education groups met at a local school today to unveil their proposals for preventing violence in the classroom.

The Michigan School Safety Reform Plan is based on clear, actionable strategies that are both effective and immediately achievable.

“School shootings and bomb threats dominate the headlines.  Violence is followed by mourning, outrage, and calls for reform – before the cycle repeats itself, without any meaningful change,” said Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wrigglesworth. “Michigan law enforcement and Michigan school leaders agree – enough is enough.  It’s time for change.”

The plan calls for a new $100 million grant program for personnel, a $20 million grant program for safety infrastructure, and other reforms, including:

  • More school resource officers—sheriffs and police—working in school facilities through a new state grant program;
  • More school mental health professionals to identify problems early through the same new state grant program;
  • Grants to ensure safer buildings for students and teachers; and
  • Mandatory reporting of threats and graduated penalties to help prevent violence.

“Putting more sheriffs and police on school property and in school buildings will keep our children safe – and prevent tragedies before they happen,” said Michael Rochholz, President of the Michigan Association of School Boards.  “We also need to increase the ratio of school mental health professionals to help assist with early intervention.”

Said Lansing Public Schools Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul: “We know many shooters often show signs of trouble, long before an attack— and school mental health professionals are the first line of defense.” 

Currently, Michigan’s student to school counselor ratio is roughly 750 to 1.  School social workers are at 1,000 to 1.  School psychologists are roughly 4,800 to 1.  All ratios are well below recommended levels.

“Once adequate personnel are in place, we also need to look at the school facilities themselves,” said St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon. “We believe it is important to have law enforcement walk through each building at least once a year, so we can identify safety risks and support schools in addressing security issues.”

The plan also calls for improved reporting of school safety threats.

“Our schools have experienced a significant increase in the number of school threats”, said Mark Reene, Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney and Past President of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.  “Prosecutors are committed to protecting students, teachers, administrators and the communities that support them. There are very serious consequences for making any type of threat. Whether it requires punitive sanctions or mental health services, this proposal will give the needed tools to help us all address these threats and help keep schools safe."

The Michigan School Safety Reform Plan is backed by:

  • Michigan Sheriffs Association
  • Michigan Association of School Administrators
  • Michigan Association of School Boards
  • Michigan Association of School Psychologists
  • Michigan Association of School Social Workers
  • Michigan School Counselors Association
  • Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan

On March 16, 2018- Mike Jaafar, Chief of Operations of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (FBINA Session-271).

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads due to having demonstrated leadership qualities. The ten-week program provides coursework in physical fitness, intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law enforcement leadership, behavioral science, law enforcement communication, and forensic science.

The academy serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad, and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.

Only the top 1% percent of all enforcement leaders worldwide have the opportunity to graduate from the FBI National Academy. Chief Jaafar follows in Sheriff Napoleon’s footsteps, who is also a graduate of the FBINA.

“This was the most memorable law enforcement training I have ever experienced in life; I will forever cherish this opportunity. The comradery, network, and people involved have become like family – I met people from all over the world.  It was priceless,” said Chief Jaafar, 43, and father of five.

Chief Jaafar was highly successful, earning the prestigious Yellow Brick for successfully completing the running obstacle course designed by Marines. The course is a 6.2 mile journey that includes a running obstacle trail through the woods of Quantico, where he ran a mile in seven minutes, and four seconds, in addition to earning the Bike Brick and Rowing Brick awards for the physical challenges.

Chief Jaafar says, “The curriculum and agility is second to none. I thank Detroit FBI and Sheriff Benny Napoleon for the opportunity.”

Completion of this prestigious national program will benefit the Sheriff’s Office and help continue to provide our citizens with excellent law enforcement.

Former Deputy Chief, Mike Jaafar has been in law enforcement for 24 years, and was promoted to Chief of Operations in October of 2016.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 16:37

FREE Swim Lessons!

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Hello All! We are looking for swim instructors to teach the youth how to swim (Ages 6-17). Also, if you're interested in becoming an instructor or would like to sign your child up, contact Director Atterberry 313-354-5223 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monday, 12 March 2018 15:28

You can be apart of our Marine Unit!

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Marine Unit is responsible for patrolling the waters in the County of Wayne, which includes Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie and Belleville Lake.  This includes 38 miles of international border (140 sq. miles of water).

The Marine Unit is staffed with deputies specially trained in marine law enforcement, search and rescue, underwater search and recovery operations.  In rescue and recovery operations, divers may perform in limited or no visibility, cold water operations, ice and boat diving, river diving, various search patterns and many other areas of specialized police diving.  The Marine Unit also works with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels. 

A vital function of the Marine Unit is to conduct boating safety programs for residents of the county.  Instruction is provided at various public schools throughout the county as well as evening classes open to the general public.  
 
To Join Contact: Director Chuck Pappas at 313-224-0641 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Join our team today! Be sure to contact Director Chuck Pappas at 313-224-0641 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Director Keith Williams at 313-224-0633 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, 08 March 2018 20:13

The Women in Brown Support the Women in Blue

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“The campaign is looking at some great options for running mate, but no decisions have been made,” said campaign spokeswoman Annie Ellison.

Whitmer said at a Wednesday campaign event where she received the endorsement of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan that she is still mulling her running mate options.

“That process is just beginning, I haven’t made a decision yet,” Whitmer said. “But we will have a process and an announcement probably in the next few months.”

For more on the story, click here

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Sheriff Benny Napoleon spoke to students of River Rough HigH School and those involved in the ROTC program. Great times in the community! Be sure to follow Sheriff Napoleon on Instagram at @WayneCountySheriff

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:40

No Child Without a Christmas 2017 Video

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Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and more than 30 men & women from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office spent the day with families at the Meijer Store at 21431 Grand River in Detroit on Saturday, December 16, 2017 for a free shopping spree.

The more than 90 families were recommended by elected officials, clergy members and the sheriff's office as those who were the most in need. Each family received a $75 voucher to be used for a holiday dinner and each child in the family was granted $200 to spend.

More than 300 children were able to pick out their own toys and clothes. "Other than the time I have with my own family, this is the best day of the year." said Sheriff Napoleon.

This is the third year the sheriff's office has held its shopping spree at Meijer. Since 2009, they have blanketed the county on Christmas Eve with hand delivered gifts to families experiencing hardship, but in 2015, they decided to give them exactly what they needed for the holiday.

Sheriff Napoleon said it's a joy to see the diversity of items the families choose to buy.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:17

No Child Without A Christmas Fundraiser

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:43

WCSO & WCCC HOST CRIMINAL JUSTICE JOB EXPO

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Wayne County Community College and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Criminal Justice Job Expo on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 11am - 2pm, at their Downtown Campus located at 1001 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI48226.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office teamed up with AAA and other law enforcement agencies for the statewide kick-off of TOW TO GO at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon always recommends planning ahead when drinking alcohol. Your plans may incorporate a number of sensible options: consume alcohol responsibly, make arrangements to stay at or in walking distance of where you are celebrating, identify a designated driver, or call a friend, a cab, an Uber, or Lyft for a ride home. If you feel affected by the alcohol and none of your other plans have materialized, take advantage of TOW TO GO, a service sponsored by AAA that helps prevents impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and risking their lives and the lives of others. It provides free towing services to AAA members and non-members during designated holidays. The AAA tow truck transports the vehicle and driver home or somewhere safe within 10 miles. Call Toll-Free 855.2.TOW.2.GO or 855.286.9246. Make this your best holiday season. It starts with being responsible.

Group Picture-(right to left:) Undersheriff Daniel Pfannes (Wayne County Sheriff's Office), Sheriff Anthony Wickersham (Macomb County Sheriff's Office), Ro Katrak (AAA), Assistant Chief Arnold Williams (Detroit Police Dept.) Inspector Emmett McGowan (Michigan State Police

 

Monday, 13 November 2017 16:57

WCSO WELCOMES NEW OFFICERS

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On Thursday, November 9, 2017, five officers from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office graduated from the Wayne County Regional Police Academy. The graduation ceremony took place at the Schoolcraft College Vista Tech Center in Livonia. The site was packed by a crowd comprising hundreds of family members, loved ones, friends, and co-workers of the 57 graduates of the class.

The graduates took great pride as they recognized for the multitude of tasks associated with the completing the 17 week police academy. These tasks included: 688 hours of training, reviewing over 2500 pages of instructional material, 1600 test questions, 5 tests in the critical skill areas of law, defensive tactics, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, and first aid. As a final step to the process each graduate also had to successfully complete the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Licensing Exam.

The five Wayne County Sheriff's Office graduates, pictured and indentifed below, are now fully licensed police officers in the State of Michigan and Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon has conferred police powers on each of them. Prior to their graduation from the police academy, each of these officers was assigned to work in one of the three jails operated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Now that they are fully licensed, each of them may bid for any number of positions in units outside of the jails, such as: Courts, Road Patrol, Park Patrol, Tether, and Friend of the Court Enforcement.

Sheriff Napoleon is proud of the officers' professional accomplishments and wishes them well as they are now eligible to perform additional tasks on behalf of his office.

Group Photo- From left to right

Officer Bradley Turner

Officer Dustin Webb

Officer Latoya Cotton

Officer Robert Smith

Officer Tristen Moore

Three person photo-from left to right

State Senator Vincent Gregory (Senate District 11)

Officer Dustin Webb (Son-in-law of Senator Gregory)

Undersheriff Daniel Pfannes

 

 

 

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon received a generous check for 10,000 from AT & T. On behalf of the Wayne County Sheriff Youth & Senior Education Fund we would like to thank Mr. Roger Jones with AT & T and his Team for making this donation possible. It's community partnerships like this one that provides services for Wayne County youth and seniors especially during the upcoming hoilday season.

 

 

 

 

 

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