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Welcome to SheriffConnect

Thanks to a coordinated effort between the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wayne County Chief Executive Office, Wayne County Department of Technology and New World Systems (now Tyler Technologies New World Public Safety), we will soon implement new Jail Management System software.  JMS is designed to help facilitate jail operations and inmate management.  This new system will replace the current inmate management software that has been in place since 1999.  This project is the largest IT implementation in the County since we went live with the current system.  It offers interfaces and integrated technology that are impossible with our current system.  As the Sheriff's personnel becomes accustomed to the new software, this system will increase the efficiency of jail operations, reporting capabilities and reduce liability.  I know what you're thinking, how does this affect me? read more

Congratulations Class 6-18 on the completion of your Jailers Training, you are now Deputies! We thank Wayne County Community College for allowing us to celebrate our graduates and we ask the public to contact us on or stop by our office at 4747 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI to fill out an application if you're interested in joining the Wayne County Sheriff's Office (WCSO).

For more information on joining, 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


Back Row, Left to Right:

Nicholas Rohrs, Charles Peterson, Shawn Mackey, Steven Kurilla, Michael Lenear, Demarray Canty, Ricky Scott II

Middle Row, Left to Right:

Barry Fields, Warren Carithers III, Andrew Knoch, Joshua Marck, Christian Sedano, Anthony Dinuzzo, Diazunique Bush

Front Row, Left to Right:

Dana Johnson, Claire Forfinski, Ryan Rock, Kurt McLeod, Andrea Marshall, Marc Perez, Taevea Owens

May 21, 2018, AAA - The Auto Club Group, initiated its official " Bases are Loaded for a Safe Summer" kick-off news conference. Memorial Day signals the beginning of the summer travel season. It also signals a higher risk time for unsafe driving, motor vehicle crashes and fatalities. In a unified effort to help prevent traffic deaths and injuries, AAA, the Detroit Tigers and local law enforcement agencies have teamed up to promote a safer summer.

Law enforcement, AAA, and  the Detroit Tigers including: Wayne County Sheriff, Benny Napoleon; Oakland County Sheriff, Michael Bouchard; Macomb County Sheriff, Lieutenant Tina Old; Detroit Police Chief, James Craig; The Auto Club Group Senior Vice President-Field Operations, Dan Schrock; The Auto Club GroupSenior Vice President-Corporate Relations, Ro Katrak; and Detroit Tigers Vice President-Park Operations, Mike Healy all gave their insight and stories of the importance of drunk and drugged driving prevention, safety belt use, teen driver safety, distracted driving prevention, safe boating, underage drinking prevention, motorcycle safety, speed limit compliance and various new programs that support summer safety.











When a fire broke at Thomas Taylor Towers – Senior Living Center, responding officers from the Westland police and fire departments were  forced to use the stairs to evacuate the tenants on the 9th floor, where the fire began, along with the 10th floor, because the buildings elevators were shut down; but mutual aid was requested - the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Garden City Police Department.

With a fast acting plan set in motion, the Westland firefighters evacuated individuals from the smoke filled floors and handed them off to police officers staged at the stairwells.  These officers, in turn, escorted the individuals down to ground level and safety.  This system proved highly effective and within minutes all residents on the 9th and 10th floors were evacuated to the ground level. 

Due to answering a call for help and responding to the Westland Police Department without hesitation, Wayne County Sheriff’s Personnel: Sgt. Brian Glatfelter, Sgt. Lee Smith, Cpl. David Austin, Officer Christopher Mittlestat, and Now-Retired-Corporal David Okoney, were awarded the "Westland Police Department Certificate of Merit."  

See attached pictures of personnel below.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:26

Eliminating One Drug House at a Time

Taking down one drug house at a time across Wayne County.
Sheriff Napoleon isn’t playing when it comes to the drugs in our neighborhoods across Wayne County. 
Today on the west side of Detroit, our undercover units, special response team, and Operations Chief, Mike Jaafer, executed a search warrant that will eliminate a drug house on a residential street.
Thursday, May 17, 2018


43630 Hayes Rd.

Clinton Twp, MI 48038

9am to 2pm

Wayne County Sheriff’s Officer Requirements:

           Must be at least 18 years of age             

Valid Michigan Driver’s License

Possession of a High School Diploma or GED

No Felony Convictions

Be a U.S. Citizen

Be qualified to obtain a Concealed Pistol License

Must pass MCOLES written and agility test

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

4747 Woodward

Detroit, MI 48201


Police Officer Applications accepted on-site

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 13:52

Corporal David Thomason Stops Overdose

Corporal David Thomason saves a man from overdosing.

It was May 10, 2018 when Mary Ling, an apartment manager at the Pennbrook Apartments in Riverview, MI called Riverview officers after noticing 28-year-old, Paul Collins unconscious by a dog park.  Corporal David Thomason, who lives in the apartment complex also spotted Collins from his third floor balcony.  Corporal Thomason who also keeps a Narcan Kit in his home, administered two doses of Narcan, thus saving Collins.  Collins, at the time had very shallow breathing and was beginning to turn blue when Mary Ling, Corporal David Thomason and several others were aiding him. 

The actions of Corporal Thomason reflects posiviely on him as an officer and on the Wayne County Sheriff's Office as a whole.  The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is proud and send many thanks and compliments for the job well done. 




Monday, 14 May 2018 15:13

Quality Behavioral Health Recovery

Friday, May 11, 2018, the Quality Behavioral Health Recovery center opened its facilty with a unified ribbon cutting.

Quality Behavioral Health, Inc. (QBH) is a non-profit organization that has been providing services to those suffering with substance use disorders since 1995. QBH now has two outpatient locations in Detroit and Sterling Heights, Michigan. The agency provides treatment and support for those beginning the journey of recovery and throughout the early parts of treatment. They are also licensed by the State of Michigan and have achieved CARF accreditation for withdrawals management and residential treatment. Specialty programs also include services to those involved with the Department of Corrections. QBH has provided withdrawal management and residential services to over 36,000 individuals over the past 21 years. They provide comprehensive services to treat the whole individual by using medical, psychiatric, social and educational interventions.

For more information on the facilty, below is the contact information, and click here to visit website.

37490 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310



7220 Gratiot
Detroit, MI 48213



Friday, 11 May 2018 19:38

Corporal Carlos Banks Takes Action

Corporal Carlos Banks took action when a man collapsed from a heart attack. 

On April 9, 2017, while off duty attending a sporting event at Total Sports, located in Farmington Hills, MI; Corporal Banks took an immediate response by administering CPR on the man until paramedics arrived.  What stood out the most is that Corporal Banks continued to assist with life saving measures even after the Farmington Public Safety officers and paramedics were present. The patient regained a pulse and began breathing on his own, and was transported to a local hospital - the man left the hospital less than a week later with no neurological or physical deficiencies.

The Farmington Public Safety Department honored Corporal Carlos Banks with a Civilian Life Saving Award at the annual Awards and Citation Banquet on May 4, 2018.

The actions of Corporal Banks are a true compliment to the training and high standards of the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Farmington Public Safety Department is truly grateful for his heroic act.

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