The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the safety and protection of the citizens and businesses within our boundaries. We are committed to the task of keeping our courts and correctional system secure and our service is built upon integrity, respect, vision, and leadership.
Message from Sheriff Michael Bouchard
Coats for the Cold 2014 Announced
We are pleased to announce the 27th annual "Coats for the Cold" Coat Drive will be going on the entire month of November. Please consider going into your closet and donating your gently used, clean, or new coats to our coat drive so that we can get them to people in need this year. 1-800-MINI-STORAGE and PODS are partnering with us again this year to provide the drop boxes and PODS for coat collection. There are 70 drop-off sites throughout Oakland County, including any Real Estate One office, all Genysis Credit Union branches, several schools, and any Sheriff's Office location, to name a few. Additionally, we are partnering with the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center once again this year to provide a discounted pet adoption fee to anyone participating in the coat drive. For each coat donated, up to four coats, you may take $25 off the cost of adopting a pet at the OC Pet Adoption Center (maximum discount $100).
Sheriff's Office Collects Treats for Troops
The Sheriff's Office collected leftover Halloween candy for the 5th year in a row as part of its annual Treats for Troops program. In 2014, we collected approximately 850 pounds of candy which is being shipped to our Troops serving overseas with the help of the Michigan Military Moms and Operation Care Package Michigan.
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 Continues to Expand-22 locations to safely dispose of prescription drugs around 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-two 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 2649
- The Sheriff's Office is proud to host Explorer Post 2649
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.