Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Services
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office Parks Unit
provides law enforcement services to 11 county parks
, including Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Red Oaks and Waterford County Parks. The park officers provide both a visible patrol force and supervise work details of prisoner trustees who help keep our parks among the most clean and beautiful in the state. Deputies provide a number of services including citizen assists, traffic enforcement, and responding to dispatched calls for police services within the parks.
One of the more recent additions to the park services is the Sheriff's Mountain Bike Patrol Unit
. Park goers and citizens throughout the County have had only positive responses to the mountain bike unit. The bikes are used in a variety of capacity in addition to routine patrol within the parks. They were an invaluable asset at major public events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise and were also responsible for a 323 percent increase in the number of citizen contacts throughout the year.