Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Services
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement (AE) Unit was
created in 1980 to combat the rise in alcohol related crashes. The AE Unit is a proactive unit that
specializes in the detection, apprehension and prosecution of drug and alcohol
impaired drivers. Originally, the Unit
was funded with a combination of state and federal grants. In 2013, the AE Unit held an
impressive conviction rate of ninety-nine percent for impaired driving
arrests. Since its creation, the AE Unit
has arrested over 14,400 drug and alcohol impaired drivers from the streets of
Oakland County. The AE Unit is also
utilized on scenes of fatal and serious injury crashes to determine whether
drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Deputies from the AE Unit have completed advanced training in drug and
alcohol impaired driving enforcement. In
addition, the AE Unit has deputies that are certified
by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as Drug Recognition
The AE Unit has also made a commitment to educating the community on
the dangers of impaired driving. Deputies from the AE Unit are
frequent speakers at schools and community groups.
The AE Unit has shown dedication in promoting traffic safety on the
roadways of Oakland County and has proven to be a valuable asset to the Oakland
County Sheriff’s Office.