Sheriff Bouchard runs one of the nation's largest Sheriff's Offices, overseeing over 1,400 employees and managing an annual budget of over $163 million dollars. Sheriff Bouchard brings the experience of 34 years of law enforcement and 34 years as an elected official to the position.
On January 11, 1999, Michigan Senator and Majority Floor Leader Michael Bouchard accepted the appointment as successor to John F. Nichols who passed away suddenly. In November of 2012, Sheriff Bouchard was returned to Office for the fifth time with the largest number of votes for any candidate in Oakland County.
His current term will expire on January 1, 2021.