Captain Curtis D. Childs is the Commander of Corrective Services. Captain Childs was hired by the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy in 1992. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1998, Lieutenant in 2001, and to his current position of Captain in 2013. In his current role, he is responsible for the operations of the Main Jail including inmate supervision, booking, inmate visitation, and food service.
Captain Childs has previously been Commander of the Cell Extraction Team, a member of SWAT, a member of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard, and has worked in all areas of Corrections as well as at the Lyon Twp. and Commerce Twp. Substations.
He has received an Associate’s Degree from Oakland Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Finance from Columbia Southern University. Additionally, he attended the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Police Staff and Command in 2005. Captain Childs was honored as Command Officer of the Year in 2010.
In addition to his duties at the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Childs is the Employee Elected Representative for the Oakland County Retirement and Deferred Compensation Board.