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Welcome to SheriffConnect

Thanks to a coordinated effort between the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wayne County Chief Executive Office, Wayne County Department of Technology and New World Systems (now Tyler Technologies New World Public Safety), we will soon implement new Jail Management System software.  JMS is designed to help facilitate jail operations and inmate management.  This new system will replace the current inmate management software that has been in place since 1999.  This project is the largest IT implementation in the County since we went live with the current system.  It offers interfaces and integrated technology that are impossible with our current system.  As the Sheriff's personnel becomes accustomed to the new software, this system will increase the efficiency of jail operations, reporting capabilities and reduce liability.  I know what you're thinking, how does this affect me? read more

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:54

In Memory of Sgt. Lee Smith

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is extremely saddened to announce the passing of Sergeant Lee Smith today.   Lee had been jogging on Edward Hines Drive, in the City of Westland, at approximately 10am, when he was fatally struck by a vehicle that had driven left of center and onto the shoulder of the road on which Lee was running.  Lee succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

The vehicle that struck Lee failed to stop at the scene and fled the area.  The Westland Police Department is investigating the fatal crash and the criminal offense related to the suspect vehicle’s driver fleeing the scene.  Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information leading to the capture of the driver.

Lee began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in July of 1992.  Lee worked numerous jobs both in and out of the Jails.  He was first assigned to the Road Patrol in 2000 and began his involvement with the Mounted Unit in 2004.  He was a long standing member of the Special Response Team, where he became a member in 1999.  Upon his promotion to Sergeant in May 2009, Lee was assigned to the Road Patrol. He transferred to the Park Patrol, where he has served ever since, a few months later.

Lee is a graduate of Mumford High School, in Detroit, and a graduate of Wayne County Community College, where he reserved an Associate’s Degree in 2002.  In 2000, he became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society as a result of his excellent grades.

Lee was a highly trained officer and he developed the skill sets necessary to become a department instructor in the following disciplines:  Mounted Officer, PPCT Defensive Tactics, Defensive Driving, Pistol, Shotgun, and Patrol Rifle.  He was a trained firearms armorer capable of working on Sig Sauer and Glock products.  Lee was also an accomplished horseman and motorcycle rider. 

Lee is survived by his wife and his 28 year old son.  His passing will deeply affect this agency.  We have lost a highly trained and well respected officer.  He will be sorely missed.  Each of us will respond differently to Lee’s passing.  For those that feel they may derive a benefit from counseling, please contact the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-847-7240.

Information as to viewing and funeral arrangements will be shared as they become known.  Please keep Lee’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:28

Become a Deputy

Saturday, July 28, 2018

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY - Multipurpose Indoor Facility

5327 S. John C Lodge Service Drive

Detroit, MI 48202

9am to 3:30pm

Wayne County Sheriff’s Officer Requirements:

           Must be at least 18 years of age             

Valid Michigan Driver’s License

Possession of a High School Diploma or GED

MSCTC written and MSCTC physical abilities test

No Felony Convictions

Be a U.S. Citizen

Be qualified to obtain a Concealed Pistol License

Applicants taking the physical abilities test must present the attached completed and signed “Physician’s Health Screening Form.” Click Here for Form

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

 

4747 Woodward

Detroit, MI 48201

313-224-0641

Police Officer Applications accepted on-site

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:33

Cash for Caliber

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:06

Cash for Caliber

It is that time again, where the Wayne County Sheriff's Office has teamed with the Caliber Collection to bring you the biggest gun buy back event of the year.

It's simple, bring your unwanted guns, including riffles, and we'll give you a $50 gift card! Be sure to visit www.CaliberCollection.com for more detail on what the guns are transformed into; I’ll give you a hint: jewelry.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 14:36

Marine Rescue, Life jackets save lives!

It was July 2, 2018 when Patrol Unit 714, including sergeant Wasil and officers Vago and Smith, were providing security patrol for the Lake Erie Metropark fireworks.  While maneuvering through the anchored boats at approximately 10 pm, officers spotted a person in the water near the back of a lighted boat, as officers approached the boat, the people on the boat were pulling a woman out of the water.  The officers then heard a faint call for help and spotted a man in the water in front of their patrol boat.  Not only was the man not wearing a life jacket, there was a strong current with waves at approximately 2 feet in height.  The man was going under water, then coming up for air and struggling to stay afloat.  The officers brought the patrol boat alongside, and officer Smith threw a life ring with a line attached to him and man immediately grabbed on - he was pulled onto the back of the patrol boat by officers Vago and Smith.  The man explained that he jumped in to help a female friend who originally jumped into the lake without a life jacket to retrieve her hat - she struggled getting back into the boat due to the strong current.  Because neither one of victims wearing a life jacket, after he assisted her to a boat that witnessed them in trouble, he said he couldn't swim anymore and was just trying to stay above water while drifting away from the boat with the strong current.  

The man told the officers that he believes he had been in the water for 20 minutes, and was having a difficult time staying on top of the water when officers arrived. The efforts from the officers on Patrol Unit 714 prevented a drowning that night.

The Wayne County Sheriffs Marine Unit wants to remind all boaters that if you go into the water they should be wearing a life jacket. Life jackets save lives!

Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:50

Body Found In Rouge River

On June 5, 2018, Corporal David Austin advised Wayne County Regional Dispatch that a witness reported seeing a potential dead body in the Lower Rouge River, located east of Henry Ruff and north of Michigan Avenue in the City of Westland.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was dispatched to the scene and immediately engaged in the recovery process.  Upon entering the river, the Wayne County Sheriff's Marine unit discovered the victim, a deceased 31 year old white male, entrapped and partially buried in debris and what appeared to be a beaver dam and floating log jam.  The victim was removed from the debris and carried to shore, where he was turned over to personnel from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Prior to the fidnings, family members reported the victim as a missing person to the Westland Police Department on May 6th - Westland Police Department detective bureau will assume the responsibility of conducting the investigation into the cause death.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Dive Team members who responded to the scene are: Lieutenant Matthew Gloster, Sergeant Michael Wasil, Corporal David Brownfiel, Corporal Sean White, and Corporal Timothy Chmura.  These individuals are highly trained and take part in dive operations in the Great Lakes, Detroit River, and in inland waterways and lakes.

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