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You may have noticed in recent media reports that the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is aggressively advertising to attract new hires in an effort to fill vacancies that have been steadily rising due to attrition,  While most private sector companies can overcome continued personnel shortages with creative scheduling, securing one of the largest county jail systems in the country, county courts and performing limited field operations takes all hands on deck.  And that includes the officers who should be filling those 100+ empty budgeted positions.  Working closely with Wayne County Personnel, we have posted the "Help Wanted" signs on our websites, worked with local media to spread the word and stepped up participation in local job fairs.  And, for the second time in less than a year, we held a "one-stop shop" for interested candidates to meet with all of the agencies involved in hiring and even waived the fee for agility testing.  So, why does this matter? ... Read more...

Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon continued his series of visits with seniors in Wayne County with a recent stop at American House in Livonia.  He provided an appetizing lunch courtesy of community partner Mark Zarkin, CEO of Lelli's Inn on the Green, and also arranged for free onsite health screenings.  The purpose of the visit is to discuss tips about personal and financial safety with the seniors.  Sheriff Napoleon also distributed a File of Life to each luncheon guest which lists crucial health information that could prove vital in the event of an emergency and free cell phones to those who needed them which the seniors can use to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:09

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

On Monday, May 4, 2015, Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon teamed up with Dr. Chad Audi, CEO of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM), and Lelli’s Inn on the Green CEO Mark Zarkin to provide a pre-Mother’s Day meal to some of the women and children at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. With the help of about a dozen volunteer servers from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, some 80 residents dined on a fine meal featuring pepper steak, pasta and other treats. It's the latest in a series of meals Sheriff Napoleon is delivering to families in need in Wayne County thanks to Zarkin who cooks and provides the meals free of charge.
Thursday, 05 March 2015 20:04

Corporal heads human trafficking board

(March 5, 2015) – After helping arrest more than 300 Internet predators and assisting in the recovery of nearly 500 victims of child sex trafficking during his 18-year career, Corporal Erin Diamond of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is ready for another challenge.

Diamond of Livonia has been appointed chairman of the state’s nine-member Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Human Trafficking board will be housed in the Michigan Department of Community Health and will address issues related to the medical and mental health of human trafficking survivors.

Diamond has assisted Homeland Security, the FBI and the Secret Service as an investigator and electronic forensic examiner with the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force. He also was an original member of the sheriff’s Internet Crimes Unit, which had a 100-percent conviction rate until it was disbanded in January 2014 because of budget problems.

“Michigan is the number two state in terms of recovering under-aged victims of child sex trafficking,” said Diamond, 44. “These criminals know how to find vulnerable individuals. Sometimes, they get them hooked on drugs. They take these victims from their homes so they are on the other side of the state with nowhere to go.”

Nearly 500 child victims have been recovered in Southeast Michigan since the FBI task force was formed in 2007.

“Cpl. Diamond has done a lot of groundbreaking work in investigating and preventing human trafficking and child exploitation,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon. “With this appointment he will be able to help protect residents from these horrific crimes and also support survivors.”

Diamond will serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2018.

(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.

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