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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

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


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.






Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:32

CBC Honors Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C.  hosted The Michigan CBC’s Delegation’s Reception.

Sheriff Napoleon received the Champion of Justice Award.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 13:14

Caliber Foundation Conversation

Join us next Friday, October 6th from 6-7pm @detroitfoundationhotel for an intimate conversation about gun violence in #detroit with @bennynapoleon @waynecountysheriff @oakgroveame Pastor Dr Brumfield and @ccs_detroit Director of safety & Security, Mike Bruggeman and President of #caliberfoundation @jessica_mindich RSVPhttp://bit.ly/2k7wfR1

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon joined Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Wayne County Register of Deeds Bernard J. Youngblood for a press conference to announce charges in a new deed fraud case.

"One of the things that I always tell people is that if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is." said Sheriff Napoleon.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced during the press conference that charges were issued against four people accused in a Detroit deed fraud scheme that affected 23 people.

Prosector Worthy said the alleged scam occurred between January 2016 and March 2017. The Wayne County Register of Deeds Bernard J. Youngblood advised property owners to sign up for an account on waynecountylandrecords.com(http://waynecountylandrecords.com) to keep track of transactions on their property. He also suggested property buyers to seek the assistance of a Realtor when buying a home or land.




Whether they’re ready or not, Wayne County students are headed back to the classroom. And the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office wants them to make it there in one piece.

Of the 301 school-age children killed from 2006 to 2015 in school-transportation-related crashes in the U.S., 102 were pedestrians and eight were pedal cyclists, according to the most recent available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

With more than five hundred public schools in the county, drivers and pedestrians alike need to put their phones away and pay attention to their surroundings, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon said.

Deputies will be monitoring school zones, but here are some additional tips from the Sheriff’s Office for a safe trip back to school:

If you drive your children to school

Be sure to use the appropriate parent drop-off/pick-up area. Once at the school, please follow the instructions of the school’s staff.

Drive defensively. Always anticipate the possibility that a small child may dart in front of your vehicle. Be prepared to stop at all times.

Slow down and watch out for school zones and children walking or biking to school or congregating near bus stops. Also, be alert for student drivers.

Remember that buses will be making frequent stops. It’s not only dangerous to students, but it’s against the law to pass a school bus while it’s stopped on the roadway picking up or dropping off students.

When turning at an intersection, be sure to yield to pedestrians and cyclists.

If you’re a student riding the bus

Stay out of the street while waiting for the bus and allow the bus to come to a complete stop before approaching the bus from the curb.

Make sure you remain in clear view of the bus driver. Never walk behind the bus.

Look both ways before getting on the bus and after getting off.

After getting off the bus, look both ways and then move immediately onto the sidewalk and out of traffic.

If you’re a student walking or biking to school

For bike riders, wear a properly-fitted helmet at all times. Also, riders should use a bike that’s the right size for them and make sure that they don’t have any loose clothing, drawstrings or shoelaces.

Bike riders should ride on the right, in the same direction as traffic, and use appropriate hand signals. Bicyclists also should respect traffic lights and stop signs.

Walk on sidewalks where available and always cross at intersections.

On Friday, August 11, 2017, The Wayne County Sheriff's Office celebrated the Class of 8-11. 15 men and women graduated during the New Officer Entry School Graduation Ceremony that was held at the Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) at the Downriver Campus in Taylor, Michigan.

The Class of 8-11 includes the following graduates in the back row from left to right: Arthur Hall, Daren Cook, Nichols Lombardo, Kevin Grahl, David Felton, Shaun Hogan, D'Andrea Williams and Jeremiah Smith-Sanchez. The front row from left to right: Frank Nunez-Vega, Mohamad Faraj, Treasean Miller, Darrius Tolbert, Nicolas Romano, Deja Smith and Nicole MacDonald.

This is the second classs of the year to be trained for positions in th three county jails. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office conducts the 160-hour, state mandated training to prepare officers to deal with the situations correctionsl personnel face in detainment, trasportation and maintenance of the inmates.

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