Harry Joseph was born and raised in Oakland County. He earned an Associate's Degree and Bachelor's Degree from Ferris State University. He graduated in 1997 with High Distinction, majoring in Criminal Justice. While he was a student at Ferris State University, he earned the College of Education Alumni Board Scholarship. Following in his father's footsteps, Mr. Joseph began his career with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office in 1995. He was 19 years old at the time and was hired as a part time Marine Deputy. He was hired as a full time Deputy Sheriff in 1998. He was promoted to Deputy II in 2000.
Deputy Joseph has completed extensive Crash Reconstruction training through Michigan State University. He is a certified Crash Reconstructionist and has been assigned to the Crash Reconstruction Unit since 2007. He has been the officer in charge of high profile cases. Deputy Joseph has been honored by the United States Secret Service for his security assistance in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Election Campaigns. He was selected as the Secondary Road Patrol Officer of the year in 2011 by the Office of Highway Safety Planning and the Michigan Sheriff's Association. He has earned a Unit Citation Award, Professional Excellence Award, Commendation Certificate, Special Event Award, and Disaster bar from the Sheriff's Office. He has recently agreed to be interviewed in a Documentary film about distracted driving.
Harry Joseph has always had an affinity for animals. He began to foster rescue dogs in 2006 for Last Day Dog Rescue, who specializes in saving dogs from shelters before their "Last Day". He has fostered in his home and adopted out over 40 dogs in new loving homes. He has also donated countless hours at special events, Veterinary Clinics, home visits, and other outings. He has donated his time by helping train the Oakland County Sheriff Explorer Program, which familiarizes young adults to law enforcement who have expressed an interest in the career.
Oakland County Involvement
Deputy Joseph has made numerous arrests in Oakland County to help make the streets safe. Deputy Joseph developed information about a known terrorist from a traffic stop and turned the information over to the FBI Terrorist Screening Center. He has made numerous drug related arrests and developed an extensive informant base while working patrol.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 2013.