Message from Sheriff Michael Bouchard:
Boater Safety Reminders
We need to remind residents who enjoy boating throughout the summer to please use caution when out on the lakes this summer. Whether out tubing, diving, jet or waterskiing, people need to remember the rules of the water and use extreme care during sporting activities. Familiarize yourself with all applicable federal, state and local laws, the risks inherent in the sport and the proper use of equipment. Please, if you have not taken a boater safety class, sign up for one today. Please see a list of free boater safety classes offered by the Sheriff's Office. Also, check out our boater safety tips.
Active Shooter Action Plan-Please see this critical safety information
Active Shooter Safety Tips Video
Oakland County Sheriff's Active Shooter Response Guide
Operation Medicine Cabinet Announces Newest Prescription Drug Drop Off Site- Bloomfield Township Police Department Becomes 21st Location in Oakland County
Operation Medicine Cabinet
™, an outstanding prescription drug take back program which provides citizens a means to properly dispose of their expired and/or unused prescriptions NO QUESTIONS ASKED, now has twenty-one drop-off locations
around Oakland County. Operation Medicine Cabinet™ illustrates our commitment to keeping all of our citizens safer, protecting our young people, and other unauthorized users from the harmful misuse of prescription drugs, understanding the needs of seniors, and the environmental implications related to improper disposal of medications.
(Help Eliminate Auto Theft) is Michigan's statewide auto theft prevention program that coordinates citizen action with law enforcement agencies through a confidential toll-free tip line for reporting information on stolen vehicles, chop shops, and suspected auto theft activities including insurance fraud, identity theft and carjackings. Call 1-800-242-HEAT 24 hours a day to report auto theft!
Telephone Solicitation Warning:
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is a professional police organization that properly equips its deputies using funds from the County budget. The Sheriff's Office does not do any telephone soliciting of any kind, nor do we endorse the fundraising efforts of any organization claiming to be affiliated with the Sheriff’s Office. For more information, click here
Avoiding Home Improvement Scams
- Each Spring scam artists prey on unsuspecting home owners sometimes costing them thousands of dollars. Sheriff Bouchard tells us how we can avoid becoming a victim of home improvement scams. (podcast)
Help Keep Young Drivers Safe -
Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about the STOPPED Program and how parents can
get involved in this parental notification program to promote safe driving. (podcast
: Explorer Post 649
- The Sheriff's Office is proud to host Explorer Post 649
which is comprised of young aspiring adults from ages 16 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. The program is designed to introduce to the Explorers the various components of law enforcement and correctional responsibilities including basic firearm safety and marine safety.
The RESULTS Program
- The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is now providing professional and courteous drug and alcohol testing
and the most accurate and reliable test results to our clients, agents, courts, and the general public. Parents
, referring agents
, and court-ordered clients
are all eligible for quick, accurate, convenient RESULTS!
- Listen as Sheriff Bouchard talks about ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming a scam victim. (podcast)
Protecting Yourself from Law Enforcement Impersonators -
Sheriff Bouchard is warning citizens to beware of con artists trying to pose as a law enforcement official to gain access to personal information and property.