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.)
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.
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.