The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement (AE) Unit was
created in 1980 to combat the rise in alcohol related crashes. The AE
Unit is a proactive unit that specializes in the detection, apprehension
and prosecution of drug and alcohol impaired drivers. Originally, the
Unit was funded with a combination of state and federal grants. In
2013, the AE Unit held an impressive conviction rate of ninety-nine
percent for impaired driving arrests. Since its creation, the AE Unit
has arrested over 14,400 drug and alcohol impaired drivers from the
streets of Oakland County. The AE Unit is also utilized on scenes of
fatal and serious injury crashes to determine whether drugs or alcohol
were a factor in the crash.
from the AE Unit have completed advanced training in drug and alcohol
impaired driving enforcement. In addition, the AE Unit has deputies
that are certified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police
(IACP) as Drug Recognition Experts.
AE Unit has also made a commitment to educating the community on the
dangers of impaired driving. Deputies from the AE Unit are frequent
speakers at schools and community groups.
AE Unit has shown dedication in promoting traffic safety on the
roadways of Oakland County and has proven to be a valuable asset to the
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.