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Welcome to SheriffConnect

Thank you for visiting SheriffConnect, a virtual tour of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.  SheriffConnect is dedicated to informing you of our agency’s efforts to serve Wayne County’s citizens and stakeholders.  As you may have seen in news reports, I have been extremely busy addressing the jail system’s critical financial needs.  We’re working to correct a severe structural financial deficit that forces the agency to incur overtime expenses as we comply with the order of the Third Judicial Circuit Court.  Let me explain.  Just two months into my appointment as Sheriff in 2009, former Chief Judge Michael F. Sapala ordered the WCSO to deploy a set ratio of jail personnel per inmates for a maximum of 1776 inmates per day.  However, the inmate population at the three jails consistently exceeded 2200 per day, not including roughly 400-500 additional inmates placed on tether! ... Read more...

(Feb. 18, 2015) Detroit – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) joined forces today with other law enforcement agencies, researchers and foundation executives to release a new report that reveals the huge economic benefits of public investments in high-quality childhood education and care.

Making sure just one more child reaches kindergarten ready to learn saves Michigan taxpayers $47,000, and $96,000 per Detroit child, according to the study that quantifies the per-child economic value of preparing Michigan children for long-term educational success, starting at birth.

The study, released at a news conference at the WCSO, was commissioned by the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and conducted by St. Paul, Minn. –based Wilder Research Foundation.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 18:45

WCSO participates in regional police effort

(January 13, 2015) Dearborn --The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was among the participating agencies in a regional police initiative that resulted in more than 1,800 arrests last month.

Operation Blue Light II, which occurred Dec. 15-31, 2014, was designed to disrupt the criminal process, improve safety on roadways and enhance quality of life throughout the region.

Sheriff’s officers made 42 arrests, impounded 60 vehicles and issued 308 tickets during the regional effort, which involved more than 30 agencies throughout the tri-county area.

“Crime and criminals have no borders,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon. “This operation again shows the value of collaboration in making our communities safe.”

The operation was spearheaded by the Dearborn Police Department.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:32

Project Childsafe

Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with Project ChildSafe, a nationwide program, to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices. Here are child safety tips to use when discussing gun safety with children.

Monday, 29 December 2014 19:02

Ring in 2015 with a bell, not a bang

(Dec. 29, 2014) -- Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon joined Rev. Nicholas Hood, III and other clergy and community leaders today to urge area residents to put away their firearms and instead ring a bell to welcome in the New Year on January 1. Rev. Hood founded "Ring in the New Year with a Bell, Not a Bang" after Detroit grandmother Sandra Latham was killed in 1997 by a stray bullet while sitting in her dining room. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has donated free gun locks to promote gun safety. Limited supplies are available during normal business hours at the Plymouth United Church of Christ, 600 E. Warren; the WCSO headquarters, 4747 Woodward; and the Sheriff's Road Patrol facility at 3100 S. Henry Ruff, Westland (this office reopens Monday, Jan. 5).

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 18:10

From Fox 2 Detroit

Monday, 10 November 2014 18:43

WCSO reserves assist in recovery efforts

(Oct. 29, 2014) Grosse Pointe Woods –Members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Reserve Division were among the responders to a construction scene where a man died Wednesday afternoon after a trench collapsed on him along Fairway Drive in Grosse Pointe Woods.

The man was the owner of a private contracting company digging a trench about 20 feet deep into the sewer. Emergency personnel, including members of the Grosse Pointe Woods Police Department, attempted to dig the man out when a second collapse buried the man. A Grosse Pointe Woods police officer was hurt in the rescue attempt.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Reserve Valentin Ciciovean of Garden City was digging in a basement in Dearborn Heights when he received a call from Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Mike Jaafar to respond to the Grosse Pointe Woods site.

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