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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 22:01

WCSO HELPS SANTA WITH A CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

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Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and The Wayne County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of our sponsors including Meijer Store, Chemical Bank, Royal Oak Storage, UAW "Making Our Children Smile" Charity just to name a few. We were able to give 75 families and 300 children in Wayne County gifts during the holiday season.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 21:39

WCSO GIVES BACK DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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WCSO picked up gifts from Ms. Shirley Birch of CUP Community Group. Thank you Motown Grill in The Belmont Shopping Center for being a sponsor for this wonderful event.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 19:44

WCSO HAS LUNCH WITH SANTA

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On Sunday, December 11, 2016, The Wayne County Sheriff's Office had Lunch With Santa at Antonio's Cucina Italiana Restaurant at the Dearborn Heights location.

Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon, Deputies & Santa collected gifts to give to Wayne County Children this holiday season. A big thanks goes out to Antonio's Cucina Italiana Restaurant for their support and generosity.

On Friday, December 9, 2016, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon (along with Local 3317 and WCDSA/P.O.A.M.) hosted his annual Goodfellows Fundraiser party benefitting "No Child Without a Christmas." This massive, yet heartwarming event conducted by hundreds of Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies experience the joy of brightening others lives by raising money to buy toys for area girls and boys at Christmas. (Families are identified and pre-selected in advance based on need).

"We want to ensure that when Christmas rolls around that those in need have even more incentive to smile and that they know they are loved and cared for at home and also by those of us in the community." said Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

This year's party-co-sponsored by Local 3317 and WCDSA/P.O.A.M featured a raffle live auction, food and music.

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Cobo Center was filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas at the annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas Party. This year, deputies and appointees of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office adopted 50 children. They showered the children with gifts, warm clothing and toys. 

The WCSO partners with the North End Youth Improvement Council (N.E.Y.I.C) to deliver Christmas gifts to area children.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:01

WCSO TO HONOR WSU SGT. ROSE

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On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the entire Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will honor our fallen comrade, Wayne State University Police Sgt. Collin Rose. Sheriff Napoleon and the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office express their sincerest condolences in the loss of Sgt. Rose. Sheriff Napoleon wants to acknowledge his passing and honor Sgt. Rose’s memory with a tribute that will be executed by the members of the WCSO.

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sgt. Rose. Sgt. Rose was known to many for getting involved in community service. Sgt. Rose was also known for being a very proactive, canine officer who worked hard at keeping the community safe. This is a tremendous loss to us all.” said Sheriff Napoleon.

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11a.m., all WCS officers in equipped units will assume a fixed location on Wayne County roads and simultaneously enable their lights and sirens for 15 seconds in memory of Sgt. Rose. We ask your assistance in alerting the traveling public who may witness this tribute that this is an agency-wide observance so they are not unnecessarily alarmed.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch hosted the 64th Annual Attorney General's Awards Ceremony honoring the Justice Department and WCSO.

Congratulations to our finest! The Wayne County Sheriff's Office was recognized for their dedicated service to the citizens of Wayne County. WCSO Award Recipients included, Sgt. Daniel Carmona, Cpl. Brian Rinehart, Cpl. David Weinman and Cpl. Raymond Alam.

We are honored to be highlighted for our community efforts. "The Attorney General's Awards provide us with a rare opporunity to honor the efforts of outstanding department employees and our invaluable partners across the federal government and at the state and local levels," said Attorney General Lynch. "Their work had made our nation- and our world- stronger, safer and more just, and I am proud of and inspired by each and every one of them."

On Friday, October 28, 2016, The American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) recognized Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon at its 24th Annual "Building Economic Bridges" Gala, which was held at Livonia's Burton Manor.

More than 1,000 guest celebrated the contributions of the local American Arab community. AT&T Regional Vice President Gregory Clark presented Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon the Community and Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award for his excepitional support, dedication and commitment to the American Arab Community.

AACC Chairman Ahmad Chebbani said, "We created the Community Bridge Builder Award to recognize civic leaders such as Sheriff Napoleon. His service to our cities and county, his integrity and outreach, have helped to make this region safer and attractive to businesses and families. He is a true bridge builder."

Friday, 21 October 2016 18:37

WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF TALKS TO COMMUNITY GROUP

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On Friday,October 21, 2016 Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon spoke to organizers & members with the Detroit Action Commonwealth. The meeting took place at the Capuchin Kitchen on Conner Street in Detroit.

Sheriff Napoleon spoke about the importance of voting. He also encouraged the group to get to the voting polls and vote this November.

Sheriff Napoleon answered a variety of questions centered around community policing. Sheriff Napoleon told the group building relationships between community groups and law enforcement agencies is essential when dealing with issues in the community.

Congratulations to Wayne County Sheriff's Office New Chief of Operations Mike Jaafar. On Monday, October 3, 2016, hundreds gathered to see WCSO Deputy Chief Jaafar get promoted to Chief of Operations. Congrats Chief Jaafar! 

Congratulations goes out to WCSO Undersheriff Daniel Pfannes. On September 23, 2016 he graduated from the FBI's National Executive Institute (NEI). 

The National Executive Institute, or NEI,  is the FBI's premier executive training initiative. For more than three decades, NEI has provided leadership development for Bureau executives and for the heads of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and overseas.

The focus of the training is strategic leadership development and current affairs.

(In Photo, WCSO Undersheriff Daneil Pfannes & FBI Training Division Assistant Director David T. Resch.)

Friday, 23 September 2016 12:45

WCSO TO HONOR DPD SERGEANT

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Tribute in Memory of Detroit Police Sergeant Kenneth Steil

September 23, 2016 (DETROIT) – On Friday, September 23, 2016, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the entire Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will honor Detroit Police Department’s Sergeant Kenneth Steil. Sheriff Napoleon, along with the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, express their sincerest condolences over the loss of DPD Sergeant Steil. Sheriff Napoleon wants to acknowledge his passing and honor Sergeant Steil’s memory with a tribute that will be executed by the members of the WCSO.

“Sergeant Steil was devoted to his brothers and sisters in blue. He gave tirelessly to the job and community. It is heartening to know that his dedication to law enforcement was so widely respected by those throughout the metro Detroit community. Losing him is a tremendous loss to us all,” said Sheriff Napoleon.

On Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11 a.m., all WCS officers in equipped units will assume a fixed location on Wayne County roads and simultaneously enable their lights and sirens for 15 seconds in memory of Sergeant Steil. The WCS Marine Unit will also honor Sergeant Steil at this time.

We ask your assistance in alerting the traveling public who may witness this tribute that this is an agency-wide observance so they are not unnecessarily alarmed.

To honor the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty during the attacks on 9-11, the Detroit Tigers and BELFOR Property Restoration joined forces with local responders to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance. WCSO and other first responders were honored in a pre-game ceremony on the field of Comerica Park.

Members with the Detroit Shriners present the Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with a plaque for Outstanding Service for protecting the citizens of Wayne County.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will join Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Church organizers say they’re excited to present this event for the first time and plan to make it an annual celebration. Wayne and Oakland County Sheriff’s Offices were invited to “Bridging the Gap with Our Community” along with other law enforcement agencies.

'We're in the neighborhoods everyday meeting with citizens and leaders, so it's only fitting that we support each other in fellowship," said Sheriff Napoleon.  "We're all working toward the same goal—improving quality of life. This special day will help remind everyone we’re in it together.”

Church organizers say due to the current climate involving police and the community, it’s important to bridge the gap of understanding. A special prayer for all law enforcement personnel will be given by Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Senior Pastor.  Join in the service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 19190 Schaefer Highway, Detroit.

 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:06

WCSO Escorts Fallen Officer Michael Krol

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Sheriff Napoleon leads multi-agency effort in honoring former deputy killed on-duty in Dallas ambush.

A somber journey from Dallas to metro Detroit culminated in hundreds of law enforcement personnel paying tribute to a fellow officer gunned down while on duty July 7, 2016.  A funeral mass for Officer Michael Krol, a native of Redford and former Wayne County Sheriff's deputy, was held this morning at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  Ofc. Krol pursued his dream of working with law enforcement to Texas after serving in the WC Jail divisions from November 2003 to August 2007.  

Sheriff Benny Napoleon and the WCSO served as the lead agency for conducting the procession and escort.  Activities involved coordinating with the Chiefs of Police for Dallas and Redford, as well as Ofc. Krol's family, the Harry J. Will Funeral Home (Redford), and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Southfield).  A command post was set up near the parking lot of St. Robert Bellarmine to monitor radio traffic and all mobile vehicles used in the funeral detail.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:06

WCSO Escorts Fallen Officer Michael Krol

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Sheriff Napoleon leads multi-agency effort in honoring former deputy killed on-duty in Dallas ambush.

A somber journey from Dallas to metro Detroit culminated in hundreds of law enforcement personnel paying tribute to a fellow officer gunned down while on duty July 7, 2016.  A funeral mass for Officer Michael Krol, a native of Redford and former Wayne County Sheriff's deputy, was held this morning at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  Ofc. Krol pursued his dream of working with law enforcement to Texas after serving in the WC Jail divisions from November 2003 to August 2007.  

Sheriff Benny Napoleon and the WCSO served as the lead agency for conducting the procession and escort.  Activities involved coordinating with the Chiefs of Police for Dallas and Redford, as well as Ofc. Krol's family, the Harry J. Will Funeral Home (Redford), and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Southfield).  A command post was set up near the parking lot of St. Robert Bellarmine to monitor radio traffic and all mobile vehicles used in the funeral detail.

Wayne County personnel will join the athletically-inspired at Campus Martius on July 13th for Workout Wednesday.  It's "Wayne County Sheriff's Day" at the downtown Detroit locale and those who show can expect to work up a real sweat.  Activities will include high intensity Interval (HITT) with Alliance Gym, a muscle recovery herbal tea demonstration with Olive Seed and ZUMBA.  Last year Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon addressed the crowd and promised to return.  Workout Wednesdays are held throughout the summer starting at 5 p.m. each week.  And the best part of the after work fun is its free!  See you Wednesday.

 
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