Major Curtis Childs

Major Charles Snarey​Major Curtis D. Childs is the Commander of the Corrections & Court Services Division of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.  As Commander, Major Childs is responsible for overseeing the operations at the Main Jail/Annex Facility, East Annex Facility and Court Services.

Major 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, Captain in 2013, and to his current rank of Major in 2020. 

Major 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.  Most recently he was Captain overseeing the Main Jail and Annex.

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. Major Childs was honored as Command Officer of the Year in 2010.

In addition to his duties at the Sheriff’s Office, Major Childs is the Employee Elected Representative for the Oakland County Retirement and Deferred Compensation Board.