Cops-N-Cribs Program

Cops N Cribs ProgramNationally, approximately 2,300 infants die​ annually from Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) causes, previously known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is estimated that half of these deaths result from unsafe sle​eping environments, such a​s soft bedding, sharing beds, or sleeping in accident prone positions. As a result, accidental deaths occur from suffocation, entrapment (when an infant gets trapped between two objects, such as a mattress and a wall, and cannot breathe), or strangulation (when something presses on or wraps around an infant's neck, blocking the infant’s airway), commonly known as Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (AASB). Sleep-related caus​es of infant death can be prevented by following safe sleep guidelines. Providing a crib to a family who needs one may save an infant’s life.

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.

If you have any questions regarding the program, or would like to make a donation to Cops-N-Cribs Program, please contact the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Community Liaison, Amanda Andrews, at 248-858-1947. If you wish to make a donation by check please send it to the following address:

  • Attn: Amanda Andrews
  • Cops-N-Cribs Program
  • 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 38E
  • Pontiac, MI 48341

*Please Make Check Payable to Cribs For Kids, Memo: Cops N Cribs Oakland County

The Cops-N-Cribs Program is proudly sponsored by the McLaren Foundation, The National Cribs For Kids Organization, and Genysis Credit Union

*Please note that in order to be eligible to receive a crib, you must be an Oakland County Resident*​