In The News
OAKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IN THE COMMUNITY
The Sheriff's Office continues to be active in communities throughout Oakland County by offering several programs to assist those in need. Sheriff Bouchard is excited to announce several new programs this year, and the expansion of existing programs. Please take a moment to explore these programs below.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard is announcing the 29th year
of the "Coats for the Cold" Coat Drive. The Coat Drive will run from
November 1-30, 2015. "Coats for the Cold is an easy way for the community to reach out and
help someone less fortunate stay warm this winter," Sheriff Bouchard
said. "For the past 28 years, we have worked with local charitable organizations to provide free coats to those in need. The community's generosity has been wonderful every year." The
new or clean, used coats collected during the month of November will be
given to numerous different charitable organizations who will then
distribute the coats to those most in need at no cost.
FOR A FULL LIST OF DROP OFF SITES CLICK HERE
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office, in partnership
with The Oakland County Department of Health & Human Services, are
offering FREE portable cribs to provide a safe sleeping
environment to infants throughout Oakland County. If you have any
questions or you or someone you know is in need of a crib, please
contact the Nurse on Call (N.O.C) at the Oakland County Health Division
by calling 800-848-5533.
Cops-N-Cribs Program is proudly sponsored by the McLaren Foundation, The National Cribs
For Kids Organization, and Genysis
Operation Medicine Cabinet™ Continues to Expand to 33 locations to safely dispose of prescription drugs.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 thirty-three drop-off locations around Oa
kland County. To download a prescription drug abuse prevention toolkit, please click
Thanks to our supporters Genisys Credit Union, the Alliance of Coaltions for Healthy Communities, and the Oakland County Health Division for partnering with us to provide this important community service
IN THE NEWS!
WHO WE ARE - WHAT WE DO
Office of Sheriff is created by the Michigan Constitution. As a
constitutional officer, the Sheriff must operate a county jail, serve
and execute all civil writs and process as well as criminal process that
are issued pursuant to rule, and produce and maintain records as
prescribed by law. In addition, the Sheriff operates a Marine Safety
Program (with the Department of Natural Resources), provides contracted law enforcement services, and miscellaneous other duties.
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
courage, respect, and honor, we will perform our duties and protect
Oakland County. Fairness will be applied in all situations with no
tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We value our families,
relationships, and community partners who count on us to help them in
times of need and defend them from danger. Through forward-thinking,
value-driven leadership, we will foster positive change and promote
growth and learning throughout our agency and in our community.
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Oakland Press - Police Athletic League Launches in Pontiac
Northville Patch - Oakland County Sheriff Announces Plan to Ease Tensions
We are proud to announce we are rolling out the latest and best technology to get people help any way we can.
911: Text Your Way Out of Trouble-Detroit Free Press
Oakland County Offers Option to Text 911-Channel 4
Oakland County Dispatch Offers Text to 911-Oakland Press
Active Shooter Action Plan-Please see this critical safety information
Active Shooter Safety Tips Video
Oakland County Sheriff's Active Shooter Response Guide
BOUCHARD IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF THE OAKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF
The mission of the PAL Program is to create a safe environment and a
structure within which law enforcement will support and inspire young people to
reach their full potential, utilizing athletics and other programs geared to
improving the lives of participants. Such programs promote
self-confidence, self-esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement, and help
create and form better members of society.
(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.
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.
: Cadet Post 2649
- The Sheriff's Office is proud to host
Cadet Post 2649
which is comprised of young aspiring adults from ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. The program is designed to introduce to the Cadets the various components of law enforcement and correctional responsibilities including basic firearm safety and marine safety.
- 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.
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.
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.