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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office had a blast in Westland at Senior Funfest 2022 presented by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans! Sheriff Washington even got to read off some of the Bingo numbers. We all enjoyed snacks, games and music… And the weather was beautiful! Thank you to all who made this day happen!

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) held a groundbreaking ceremony at its 707 West Milwaukee headquarters to break ground for the city of Detroit’s first Clinical Care Center. “What a historical occasion,” said Sheriff Washington. “Thank you DWIHN for all of your hard work! The new Clinical Care Center in Detroit will add 39 beds and provide alternative services for individuals in psychiatric crisis. We NEEDED this! Thank you again and congratulations DWIHN. You truly are changing and saving lives!” The facility is scheduled to open in early 2023 will be a place where adults and children can be evaluated to determine their medical necessity for crisis level services. It will be a 24-hour Clinical Care Center.

Did you know that one in six people over age 60 experienced some form of abuse in a community setting over the past year, and elder abuse is set to rise? The Covid-19 pandemic has made it worse, according to the World Health Organization. Sheriff Raphael Washington visited the Detroit Area Agency on Aging for a candid conversation about elder abuse. WATCH THE DISCUSSION HERE:


The sun was shining and we knew he was with all of us. We celebrated Benny Napoleon and his unwavering willingness to help others. We shared memories of him while raising money for our Wayne County youth and seniors! What a beautiful day it was at the Annual Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon Golf Classic! Thank you to our sponsors and our loyal donors for making the event an incredible success once again!

-Sheriff Washington

Congratulations to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office’s very first Citizens’ Academy Graduates! We couldn’t have asked for a better group of dedicated volunteers! We had a great time ending the program with certificates, t-shirts and a Graduation dinner at The Lava Grille in Northville.

Interested in joining the next Academy? It’s a concentrated 5-week training program that provides members of the community with a unique behind-the-scenes experience through instruction, tours, hands-on activities, demos and more!! Email Regina Parks for more info:



BOAT SMART! Since the Covid-19 pandemic left so many of us stuck at home and away from family and friends, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has, understandably, seen more and more people out on the water trying to let loose and enjoy themselves. “We’re seeing many more first-time boaters and Jet Skiers out on the water,” said Sheriff Raphael Washington. “We’re also seeing substantially more younger boaters than in years past. We all know a fun day out on the water can change in a second, so we want to do our best to make sure everyone is prepared. Let’s have a great summer on the water!” Check out our Boating Safety Course here: WCSO Marine Division BOATING SAFETY COURSE | Sheriff Connect

Sheriff Raphael Washington joined local workers, union leaders, community partners and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II at the Transcending: Michigan Labor Legacy Monument in Detroit’s Hart Plaza. “We honor the ones who came before us, who created laws and safety measures that could be improved upon,” said Sheriff Washington. “We recognize those who created the very measures that are in place today in so many industries. Those measures are ever-changing as life creates new obstacles, but the foundation was built strong and true. To all of those who came before us, and left us too soon, we say thank you.”

Thousands of marshmallows fell from a helicopter and hundreds of Easter eggs were hunted! Easter baskets and toys were also given away. Such a fun time in Inkster! Thank you for allowing the WCSO to be a part of this FREE, annual event. Special thanks to the Inkster Police Department, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, and ALL who worked so hard to make the event extra special this year! The kids loved it!

Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington joined Wayne County Commissioners Raymond Basham and Alisha Bell, along with the Brownstown Township Police Department and Michigan State Police to discuss a texting and driving initiative during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Michigan law prohibits distracted driving and can result in a $100 fine with increased penalties for recurring offenses. Last year, there were 14,236 crashes in Michigan involving a distracted driver, according to Traffic Crash Facts.

Sheriff Raphael Washington and members of the WCSO joined Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries to pass out Easter baskets, toys and food in River Rouge. We’re thankful for the work of DRMM, which provides necessary food, clothing and shelter – even job training to those in need in our community. For more information, please visit

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