The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will offer a "free" pre-hire Physical Abilities Test starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 for men and women with military experience who are interested in working as officers in the County jails. The test, which is normally $50, will be free that day and takes place at Michigan Light Guard Armory, 4400 E. Eight Mile Road in Detroit (48234).
Those who pass the physical test will have the option that day of taking required written tests and submitting a job application to expedite the hiring process. The Sheriff’s Office has nearly 90 vacant officer positions in the jails. New hires are paid a salary of $28,284, a $1,200 annual retention bonus, healthcare and other benefits. Included on the test, which must be completed within five minutes, 35 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E-WWOh7mwk
· Carrying a 40-pound weight a distance of 100 feet
· Climbing up and down a four-step staircase 15 times
· Running about 330 feet around six cones
· Dragging a 165-pound dummy 45 feet
Test applicants must be at least 18 years of age and bring a driver’s license. A signed note from their doctor approving participation must also be presented at testing (health screening form available at http://www.misctc.org/downloads/LCOPAT_Health_Screen_Form.pdf
In addition to successful completion of the physical test, applicants for officer positions in the Wayne County Jails must have a high school diploma or GED and be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license. Those with felony convictions will not be considered.
Wayne County personnel recently took Workout Wednesdays at Campus Martius Cadillac Square to a whole new level of fitness. The group representing the WCSO easily maneuvered the moves under the watchful eye of Sgt. Diane McKee and other fitness buffs. Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon addressed the crowd on the Sheriff's Community Day. Watch out for this group-in-training at upcoming sessions and feel free to join in the fun!
Team Captain Sergeant Diane McKee led the WCSO Women's Team to victory this year at the Highland Games. The women held their own against the Detroit Roller Derby Girls and the Dark Angels, a women's professional football team. The Sheriff's office donated the first women's tug-o-war team trophy in 2014. Look for this dynamic team to compete in the upcoming Detroit Field Day event on September 12th.
On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the force will be with a seriously ill little boy whose parents are facing mounting medical bills as a result of his condition. Little Andrew Locano, son of Sgt. Charles Locano, was born with only half a heart and suffers from a condition called CD4 Lymphopenia. As the family struggles to cover the cost of his care, the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to raise money to help them continue the fight.
The “One Round for Andrew Fundraiser,” will be held Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Chelio’s bar, 47 E. Adams (Detroit) at 4:00 p.m. There will be raffle prizes, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle and 20% of the proceeds for the night will be donated to the cause.
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.
Good law enforcement efforts often involve being in the right place at the right time, as well as knowing what to do when an emergency situation arises.
That was the case with Sgt. Phillip Migliaccio, a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy, who recently was recognized for his quick and decisive actions when he helped firefighters rescue an Inkster man from a burning house on the morning of March 31.
(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.