Sheriff Bouchard runs one of the nation's largest Sheriff's Offices, overseeing over 1,400 employees and managing an annual budget of over $156 million dollars. Sheriff Bouchard brings the experience of 32 years of law enforcement and 32 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 fourth time with the largest number of votes for any candidate in Oakland County.
His current term will expire on January 1, 2020.