By land, sea and air, that's where Sheriff Benny Napoleon and Detroit Police Chief James Craig say their joint effort to pool resources will have an even greater impact on public safety. The law enforcement leaders held a press conference in December to announce about a dozen DPD officers were being deputized to work on WCS marine unit boats to expand DPD's jurisdiction in marine incidents and also add manpower to assist the WCSO Marine Unit which is feeling the effects of a department-wide personnel shortage. Accordingly, WC deputies will have access to DPD helicopters for investigative and law enforcement purposes. The partnership is the latest in a string of collaborations between the WCSO and DPD to increase public safety.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office continues to push its hiring program in the new year in an effort to fill more than 100 open positions that have been vacated due to attrition. To meet this goal, the agency is reaching out to potential new officers at several upcoming job fairs:
MSU School of Criminal Justice Career Fair, Feb. 10th
Lansing Community College 2016 Job & Internship Fair, Feb. 23rd
EMU Collegiate Winter Job Fair, Mar. 18th
Wayne State University Criminal Justice Job Fair, Apr. 12th
New hires are paid a salary of $29,698 and pay is rendered bi-weekly. Full-time positions will be paid at the minimum pay rate with annual increases where applicable. Full-time, permanent employees receive fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan. Full-time positions are subject to mandatory and voluntary overtime assignments.