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Patterson Appoints Sheriff’s Captain to Lead Public Services

Public Date: 4/16/2013 1:30 PM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Captain Mark Newman Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Capt. Mark Newman as director of the Public Services Department. Newman, commander of the Investigative and Forensic Services Division at the Oakland County Sheriff, will oversee the county's Animal Control Division, Circuit Court Probation Division, Community Corrections Division, the Medical Examiner's Office, Michigan State University Cooperative Extension, and Veterans' Services Division. He begins his new role
May 13.

"Mark has had a distinguished career in law enforcement," Patterson said. "His wealth of command experience will enable him to be an effective leader for the six divisions of the Public Services Department."

Newman said now is a great time to make this transition. "I've been with the Sheriff’s Office for over 37 years. I loved it, but now I'm looking forward to the challenge of serving as public services director," he said.

Newman, 60, began his career in law enforcement in 1975 with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to sergeant in 1990, lieutenant in 1999, and captain in 2003. He has worked in the Corrections, Court Services, Patrol Services, and Investigative and Forensic Services divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. in 2005.

A Rochester Hills resident, Newman and his wife Judy will celebrate 40 years of marriage in June. They have a son, daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.