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Recognizing Achievement

Undersheriff Pfannes honored with legislative award  

Wayne County Undersheriff Dan Pfannes has been presented the Thomas A. Hendrickson Legislative Advocate of the Year award by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP).


Undersheriff Dan Pfannes graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy

On December 16, 2011, Undersheriff Dan Pfannes graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.  Pfannes’ class was the 247th conducted since the inception of the Academy in 1930, His class consisted of 269 students hailing from 49 of our 50 states and from 26 foreign countries, ranging from Estonia to the Island nation of Palau.  Pfannes now stands in the ranks of approximately 45,000 world-wide law enforcement officers that have graduated from the Academy since it was founded by its initial director, J. Edgar Hoover.


Deputy Chief Mike Jaafar graduates from NYPD Homicide School

Wayne County Sheriff Deputy Chief Mike Jaafar graduated from a two-week course at the NYPD Chief Detective 76th Homicide School conducted at the Chief Medical Examiners Office in Manhattan, New York.  He was required to perform physical evidence case studies, bomb squad blast investigations, forensic art, criminalistics, eyewitness identification and various important courses relating to homicide.  Other agencies in attendance included FBI; Long Beach Police; Yonkers Police Department, NY; Hamilton Police, NJ; Connecticut State Police; and JFK Airport Police.


Chief Washington graduates from FBI Academy

Raphael Washington, chief of police operations, was among 257 law enforcement officers worldwide to recently graduate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.