MEDIA ALERT - GROCERIES FOR GUNS” EVENT
May 14, 2013 ... Weapons surrender program, made possible through public-private partnership, designed to reduce local gun violence
MEDIA ALERT - Deputies Try Out For Sheriff’s Dive Team
April 24, 2013 ... Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will take to the water Thursday (April 25) in Brownstown Township as they try out for two openings on the 10-member Sheriff’s Dive Team.
MEDIA ALERT - Police nab man impersonating utility worker in scam attempt
April 03, 2013 ... Quick action by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, DTE Energy and a business energy consumer in Southwest Detroit has led to the arrest and charges for a career criminal.
MEDIA ALERT - Dearborn man charged in bad check scam
April 09, 2013 ... A Dearborn man with an alleged habit of writing bad checks was charged with six felony counts today following a month-long investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO welcomes graduates from New Officer training
March 27, 2013 ... The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) will welcome seven new employees Thursday, March 28 at their graduation from New Officer Correctional Training.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO RAIDS SUSPECTED DRUG HOUSE
February 23, 2013 ... Investigation nets 2 arrests, illegal narcotics and weapons.
MEDIA ALERT - SHERIFF NAPOLEON, AREA PASTORS UNITE IN PRAYER
February 21, 2013 ... Local pastors engage historic corporate prayer on behalf of Detroiters.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS NAPOLEON ASKS WAYNE COUNTY RESIDENTS TO BRING IN 2013 WITH A BELL NOT A BANG!
December 26, 2012 ... Rev. Nicholas Hood III, Sheriff Napoleon and local leaders rally to end New Year’s Eve Gunfire
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO DELIVERS HOLIDAY CHEER TO AREA KIDS
December 20, 2012 ... Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon invites you to join him Christmas Eve at 10 a.m. as he loads up his sleigh to spread Christmas cheer throughout the county. We will start delivering toys at one Detroit home and then head to other locations in the County for your planning purposes. Details attached. Hope you can join the fun!
MEDIA ALERT - WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GETS INTO THE SPIRIT BY ADOPTING-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS
December 3, 2012 ... Christmas comes several weeks early when the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office partners up with the North End Youth Improvement Council (N.E.Y.I.C.) to deliver Christmas gifts to area children.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO 3rd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
November , 2012 ... Sheriff Napoleon, local leaders join in the Fundraising to bring kids Christmas Joy!
MEDIA ALERT - HALLOWEEN TETHER SWEEP NETS FEW VIOLATORS
October 31, 2012 ... Two-day check confirms adherence of nearly 200 participants.
MEDIA ALERT - COURT RULES AGAINST DRIVERS CAUGHT STREET RACING
October 11, 2012 ... 6 Cars forfeited in today’s proceedings, drivers to relinquish vehicles immediately.
MEDIA ALERT - ILLEGAL STREET RACING RESULTS IN FORFEITURES
October 10, 2012 ... Cars forfeited after WCSO crackdown on drag racing, more cases headed to court.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO & DPD Work To Curb Dangerous Drag Racing in Detroit Streets
September 15, 2012 ... In an aggressive overnight operation, Sheriff Benny Napoleon and the WCSO teamed up with Detroit Police to end illegal drag racing in several Detroit neighborhoods. st.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS Benny Napoleon Expresses Condolences in loss of W. Bloomfield Township Officer
September 10, 2012 ... Tense barricaded gunman situation has WCSO on standby to assist.
MEDIA ALERT - Police raid blind pig in New Center area following complaints
September 9, 2012 ... Early Sunday morning, Wayne County Sheriff’s officers raided a popular blind pig that also served as a house of prostitution in Detroit’s New Center area.
MEDIA ALERT - SHERIFF PROMOTES SAFETY FOR SENIORS, CHILDREN AT FAIR ON BELLE ISLE
August 15, 2012 ... Along with fun, prizes and entertainment, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon’s 2nd Annual Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Safety Fair will offer various educational and safety items to ensure safety in the community and the home.
MEDIA ALERT - Memory of slain police officer lives on in Sheriff’s canine
August 14, 2012 ... The memory and spirit of a slain Hazel Park police officer lives on in a 2-year-old German Shepherd training to be a narcotics-tracking canine for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
MEDIA ALERT - Passsge of Proposal J Supports Public Safety
August 8, 2012 ... Sheriff Napoleon credits voters with helping to make public safety a priority.
MEDIA ALERT - Retired football players seek to inspire jail inmates
July 29 2012 ... Former NFL players John and Guy Earle know what it means to be knocked down and still realize your dreams. Between them, the twins played for 7 National Football League teams and 4 Canadian Football League teams, suffered numerous injuries and won 3 championship rings. Now pastors in Texas, they will share the gospel and a message of hope with hundreds of Wayne County inmates Friday.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO TO HONOR FALLEN OFFICER
June 26, 2012 ... On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the entire Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will honor fallen Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis with a tribute instituted by Sheriff Napoleon in early 2011.
MEDIA ALERT - AFPD, Law Enforcement team up to get K2 off shelves
June 5, 2012 ... It’s legal, lethal and available in gas stations and convenience stores around the country. K2, also known as Spice, has garnered media attention in recent months; the drug is a synthetic substance marketed as an alternative to marijuana.
MEDIA ALERT - Second man charged in attempted shooting of officer
June 1, 2012 ... One week after shots were fired at an undercover Wayne County Sheriff’s officer, the two men allegedly involved in the shooting have been charged and are in the Wayne County Jail.
MEDIA ALERT - Sheriff’s officers to take home marked patrol vehicles
May 30, 2012 ... Starting this week, Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies are taking a part of work home with them – marked patrol vehicles.
MEDIA ALERT - Man charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at officer
May 27, 2012 ... Andrew Knott, 26, of Detroit was charged Sunday with attempted murder and multiple firearms offenses for allegedly shooting at an undercover Wayne County Sheriff’s officer last Thursday afternoon at a gas station in Detroit.
MEDIA ALERT - Sheriff’s Golf Outing To Aid Local Youth And Seniors
May 18, 2012 ... The 22nd annual golf outing to benefit the Wayne County Sheriff Youth & Senior Education Fund will be held Tuesday, June 12 at the Warren Valley Golf Course in Dearborn Heights.
MEDIA ALERT - Bogus Claims By Man Selling Neighborhood Watch Signs.
May 11, 2012 ... Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon wants citizens to be on alert for an individual or people selling Neighborhood Watch signs—allegedly from Wayne County—for display on homes or garages.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS BENNY N. NAPOLEON TEAMS UP WITH DEA
April 26, 2012 ... Secure dropoff set up at Sheriff’s Headquarters on Woodward this Saturday.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO Jailer Training Gets Underway
March 27, 2012 ... Completion means more personnel to help ease chronic overtime issues
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO Issues Alert On Inmate
February 16, 2012 ... Robbery suspect flees transport van, Caution recommended.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS Benny N. Napoleon & USPS Team Up for National Consumer Protection Week
February 10, 2012 ... Protect yourself from Identity Theft at Free Document Shredding Day March 9th, 2012.
MEDIA ALERT - VETERAN WCS OFFICER INJURED, SUSPECT DECEASED
January 30, 2012 ... Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers (WCSO) were conducting a narcotics investigation after witnessing a narcotics transaction on January 30, 2012.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO AND DPD BUST B&E RING
January 04, 2012 ... 3 Suspects arraigned on multiple felony charges for break-ins, Sheriff issues warning.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS Benny N. Napoleon Offers Condolences to the Michigan Chronicle and Loved Ones of Sam Logan, Pioneer of Black Journalism
December 29, 2011 ... Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the entire Wayne County Sheriff's Office express sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sam Logan, a media and civic icon.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS NAPOLEON ASKS WAYNE COUNTY RESIDENTS TO BRING IN 2012 WITH A BELL NOT A BANG!
December 22, 2011 ... Rev. Nicholas Hood III, Sheriff Napoleon and local leaders rally to end New Year’s Eve Gunfire
MEDIA ALERT - MI MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES
December 16, 2011 ... Man linked to thousands of illegal images after detectives track him through the web.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO TO HELP SEARCH FOR MISSING TODDLER
December 8, 2011 ... Agency deploys nearly two dozen officers to aid local agencies.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO 1ST ANNUAL “OFFICER OF THE YEAR” AWARDS CEREMONY
December 2, 2011 ... Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon, Local 3317 & WCDSA/POAM recognize officers for dedication to police and public service
MEDIA ALERT - WCS NAPOLEON SPREADS HOLIDAY GREETINGS AT 2nd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
November 18, 2011 ... Sheriff Napoleon, local leaders join in the Fundraising to bring kids Christmas Joy!
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO AND DPD BOWL TOGETHER FOR A CAUSE
November 04, 2011 ... Sheriff Napoleon gathers his team in a challenge against DPD to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS INVESTIGATORS ARREST FUGITIVE PREDATOR
October 21, 2011 ... North Carolina Man wanted for assaulting female relative caught in Michigan.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO AND HIGHLAND PARK PD TEAM UP TO DETER ANGEL’S NIGHT CRIME
October 19, 2011 ... Sheriff announces officers will help HP increase Halloween safety.
MEDIA ALERT - MAN SURRENDERS TO WCSO EXECUTING COURT ORDER
October 6, 2011 ... Subject taken to local hospital for evaluation.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO TO MARK 20 YEARS IN LOSS OF SERGEANT
September 11, 2011 ... Simultaneous tribute for the 1st WCS deputy killed in the line of duty.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS & TRIAD KICKS OFF 1st ANNUAL YOUTH & SENIOR SAFETY FAIR
August 6, 2011 ... Sheriff Napoleon, local and national sponsors join in safety awareness for citizens.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS Investigators Identify Body Pulled from Water in early June
June 22, 2011 ... After a thorough investigation, investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office have positively identified the badly decomposed body of a male found in the Detroit River between Celeron Island and Sugar Island on June 8, 2011.
MEDIA ALERT - WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF BENNY N. NAPOLEON HALTS MERS FORECLOSURES
May 19, 2011 ... Due to the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in the matters of Residential Funding Cooperation v Gerald Saurman and Bank of New York Trust Company v. Corey Messner, Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon has issued an order.
MEDIA ALERT - Easter Bunny Inc. & Sheriff Napoleon Hop Over to Children's Hospital to Bring Smiles
April 12, 2011 ... Easter comes but once a year, and on this day many kids at Children’s Hospital of Michigan will be dealing with serious health issues and fighting for their lives.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO Conducts Sonar Training Sheriff Issues Water Safety Tips
April 11, 2011 ... Join Sheriff Benny Napoleon and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Marine Unit this Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2 p.m., as he discusses water and boating safety on area waterways.
MEDIA ALERT - DEARBORN HEIGHTS MAN GOING TO PRISON FOR ASSAULT ON WAYNE COUNTY DEPUTIES
April 6, 2011 ... A man arrested on more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor counts was sentenced after attempting to run over two Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies on March 14, 2010 and trying to elude police in the marked unit he stole during the incident. Jeffery Lamar Jones (DOB 01/12/78) was convicted of:
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO RAID ON BLIND PIG NETS ARRESTS, DRUGS
March 27, 2011 ... Sheriff Benny Napoleon’s push to make Wayne County communities safer shut down yet another blind pig plaguing one Detroit community.
MEDIA ALERT - WC ROAD PATROL STEPPING UP ENFORCEMENT
March 23, 2011 ... Starting today, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is implementing two new law enforcement tools to slow down speeders, those driving under the influence and traffic offenders putting innocent motorists at risk.
MEDIA ALERT - WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF BENNY NAPOLEON PROMOTES EXECUTIVE, COMMAND STAFF AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY
February 16, 2011 ... At a ceremony filled with family, friends and various law enforcement leaders, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon will promote ten (10) members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office to the levels of Deputy Chief, Commander and Captain.
MEDIA ALERT - HAVE A HEART, DONATE USED CELL TO KEEP SENIORS SAFE
February 13, 2011 ... This Valentine’s Day Sheriff Benny Napoleon will meet with a group of area seniors at Commissioner Alisha Bell’s Annual Valentine Senior Luncheon.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS STING NETS CLINIC EMPLOYEE “FAKING” RESULTS
January 17, 2011 ... On Friday, January 14, 2011, WCS investigators arrested a medical clinic worker for attempting to extort cash from a patient in exchange for “negative” drug test results.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS NAPOLEON KICKS OFF 1st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 3, 2010 ... Christmas will be brighter this year for dozens of children when Sheriff Benny Napoleon and his many, many elves spread gifts and Christmas cheer throughout Wayne County.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS Benny Napoleon Offers Condolences to the Taylor PD, Loved Ones Of Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
November 18, 2010 ... Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon joins all members of law enforcement in offering his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Matthew Edwards, killed in the line of duty.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS DEPUTIES END VEHICLE LARCENY SPREE
November 18, 2010 ... At a press conference today Sheriff Benny Napoleon announced a total of 16 counts filed against two long-time offenders accused of smashing and grabbing a woman’s purse from a local gas station.
MEDIA ALERT - SHERIFF BENNY NAPOLEON CONDUCTS 2-DAY TETHER SWEEP
November 1, 2010 ... Sheriff Benny Napoleon’s push to make Wayne County communities safer shut down yet another blind pig wreaking havoc on one Detroit community. Around 4:15 a.m., Wayne County Sheriff’s investigators executed a search warrant without incident at 16921 W. Eight Mile Road.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO RAID ON BLIND PIG NETS ARRESTS, DRUGS
October 24, 2010 ... Sheriff Benny Napoleon’s push to make Wayne County communities safer shut down yet another blind pig wreaking havoc on one Detroit community. Around 4:15 a.m., Wayne County Sheriff’s investigators executed a search warrant without incident at 16921 W. Eight Mile Road.
MEDIA ALERT - WCS NARCOTICS TEAM BUSTS DEALERS OPERATING OUT OF SENIOR BUILDING
October 15, 2010 ... Acting on tips of illicit drug activity going on at a downtown Detroit senior building, Sheriff Benny Napoleon assigned his narcotics officers to implement an undercover investigation.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO RAIDS SHUT DOWN TWO BLIND PIGS
October 10, 2010 ... Sheriff Benny Napoleon’s push to make Wayne County communities safer shut down two illegal operations that drew countless citizen complaints. The two operations revolved around exchanges of drugs and liquor and at one location alleged illicit sexual activity.
MEDIA ALERT - SHERIFF BENNY NAPOLEON LAUNCHES S.C.O.U.T.
October 9, 2010 ... Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon announced he has launched an innovative initiative that partners concerned citizens with members of law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime in their community. S.C.O.U.T —Sheriff’s Community Organized Urban Team—teams up sheriff’s deputies with pro-active residents watching and patrolling their neighborhoods for suspicious activity that could be an indicator of assault, burglary, vehicle break-in, arson and other crimes.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO NARCOTICS TEAM, ATF BUST 5x FELON
September 17, 2010 ... A five-time felon is facing substantial mandatory prison time after a sting by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office connects him to drugs and stolen weapons. After making numerous heroin buys from suspect Oliver Ingram, 41, over the course of the investigation undercover WCS Narcotics officers obtained a state search warrant for a residence in Northwest Detroit.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO ISSUES HEAT ADVISORY, TIPS TO STAY SAFE
July 7, 2010 ... One more day of temperatures soaring into the 90’s has Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon urging everyone to use caution if you must be outside in the heat. A Heat Advisory and Ozone Action Day means today’s 93-degree forecast with increasing humidity will actually feel more like 98 degrees or higher to people venturing outdoors.
MEDIA ALERT - WCSO RAID ON BLIND PIG NETS ARRESTS, DRUGS
June 13, 2010 ... Sheriff Benny Napoleon’s push to make Wayne County communities safer shut down a blind pig wreaking havoc on one Detroit community. Around 3:30 a.m., nearly two dozen officers from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant without incident at 18919 Schoolcraft Road (about a mile southeast of the Brightmoor community).
MEDIA ALERT - SHERIFF TO DISTRIBUTE GUN LOCKS TO CHURCHES, AGENCIES
January 26, 2010 ... Flanked by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and more than a dozen religious and social agency leaders, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon announced he’s taking a proactive approach to getting gun locks in the hands of gun owners in the face of sky-rocketing requests for gun licenses.