On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the entire Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will honor our fallen comrade, Wayne State University Police Sgt. Collin Rose. Sheriff Napoleon and the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office express their sincerest condolences in the loss of Sgt. Rose. Sheriff Napoleon wants to acknowledge his passing and honor Sgt. Rose’s memory with a tribute that will be executed by the members of the WCSO.
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sgt. Rose. Sgt. Rose was known to many for getting involved in community service. Sgt. Rose was also known for being a very proactive, canine officer who worked hard at keeping the community safe. This is a tremendous loss to us all.” said Sheriff Napoleon.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11a.m., all WCS officers in equipped units will assume a fixed location on Wayne County roads and simultaneously enable their lights and sirens for 15 seconds in memory of Sgt. Rose. We ask your assistance in alerting the traveling public who may witness this tribute that this is an agency-wide observance so they are not unnecessarily alarmed.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch hosted the 64th Annual Attorney General's Awards Ceremony honoring the Justice Department and WCSO.
Congratulations to our finest! The Wayne County Sheriff's Office was recognized for their dedicated service to the citizens of Wayne County. WCSO Award Recipients included, Sgt. Daniel Carmona, Cpl. Brian Rinehart, Cpl. David Weinman and Cpl. Raymond Alam.
We are honored to be highlighted for our community efforts. "The Attorney General's Awards provide us with a rare opporunity to honor the efforts of outstanding department employees and our invaluable partners across the federal government and at the state and local levels," said Attorney General Lynch. "Their work had made our nation- and our world- stronger, safer and more just, and I am proud of and inspired by each and every one of them."
On Friday, October 28, 2016, The American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) recognized Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon at its 24th Annual "Building Economic Bridges" Gala, which was held at Livonia's Burton Manor.
More than 1,000 guest celebrated the contributions of the local American Arab community. AT&T Regional Vice President Gregory Clark presented Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon the Community and Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award for his excepitional support, dedication and commitment to the American Arab Community.
AACC Chairman Ahmad Chebbani said, "We created the Community Bridge Builder Award to recognize civic leaders such as Sheriff Napoleon. His service to our cities and county, his integrity and outreach, have helped to make this region safer and attractive to businesses and families. He is a true bridge builder."
On Friday,October 21, 2016 Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon spoke to organizers & members with the Detroit Action Commonwealth. The meeting took place at the Capuchin Kitchen on Conner Street in Detroit.
Sheriff Napoleon spoke about the importance of voting. He also encouraged the group to get to the voting polls and vote this November.
Sheriff Napoleon answered a variety of questions centered around community policing. Sheriff Napoleon told the group building relationships between community groups and law enforcement agencies is essential when dealing with issues in the community.
Congratulations to Wayne County Sheriff's Office New Chief of Operations Mike Jaafar. On Monday, October 3, 2016, hundreds gathered to see WCSO Deputy Chief Jaafar get promoted to Chief of Operations. Congrats Chief Jaafar!
Congratulations goes out to WCSO Undersheriff Daniel Pfannes. On September 23, 2016 he graduated from the FBI's National Executive Institute (NEI).
The National Executive Institute, or NEI, is the FBI's premier executive training initiative. For more than three decades, NEI has provided leadership development for Bureau executives and for the heads of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and overseas.
The focus of the training is strategic leadership development and current affairs.
(In Photo, WCSO Undersheriff Daneil Pfannes & FBI Training Division Assistant Director David T. Resch.)
Tribute in Memory of Detroit Police Sergeant Kenneth Steil
September 23, 2016 (DETROIT) – On Friday, September 23, 2016, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon and the entire Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will honor Detroit Police Department’s Sergeant Kenneth Steil. Sheriff Napoleon, along with the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, express their sincerest condolences over the loss of DPD Sergeant Steil. Sheriff Napoleon wants to acknowledge his passing and honor Sergeant Steil’s memory with a tribute that will be executed by the members of the WCSO.
“Sergeant Steil was devoted to his brothers and sisters in blue. He gave tirelessly to the job and community. It is heartening to know that his dedication to law enforcement was so widely respected by those throughout the metro Detroit community. Losing him is a tremendous loss to us all,” said Sheriff Napoleon.
On Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11 a.m., all WCS officers in equipped units will assume a fixed location on Wayne County roads and simultaneously enable their lights and sirens for 15 seconds in memory of Sergeant Steil. The WCS Marine Unit will also honor Sergeant Steil at this time.
We ask your assistance in alerting the traveling public who may witness this tribute that this is an agency-wide observance so they are not unnecessarily alarmed.
To honor the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty during the attacks on 9-11, the Detroit Tigers and BELFOR Property Restoration joined forces with local responders to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance. WCSO and other first responders were honored in a pre-game ceremony on the field of Comerica Park.