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Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Wayne County Sheriff and Wayne County Prosecutor combined w/ RESA to get a much needed message out to Wayne County Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Staff, Wayne County Commissioner Alisha Bell, and members of Jack N’ Jill, in partnership with CNS Healthcare, distributed more than 1400 Turkeys and Sides.

The Jail Dashboard is an interactive tool that provides information from the Wayne County Jail’s management system. It is updated every day and provides summary information about the current inmate population including the demographic makeup of current jail inmates, the types of supervised facilities, how long inmates have stayed, their types of Bookings and Arrest Types, Housing availability, and counts of inmates released from County supervision. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office receives a lot of questions about the jail population. This tool was created in an effort to be transparent with the public about the characteristics of our supervised population and to answer some of the common questions we receive about our inmates.

The Wayne County Jail Dashboard is powered by generous grant support from the Hudson-Webber Foundation and the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Starting at 10am
CNS Healthcare
15560 Joy Road
Detroit, MI 48228
Turkeys provided while supplies last.*

After a long break due to pandemic restrictions, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was out at the 12th Annual #LightUpTheNight – Emergency Vehicle Car Show & Open House in Canton. This year, donations went to the Wayne County Sheriff Honor Guard! Our team provides honors and stands watch over law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. They strive to ensure the family of the fallen are provided with the support needed as they navigate through the mourning process and adjust to their new way of life. We humbly thank you for your continued support!

There was a major announcement for law enforcement across Michigan on September 27th — especially for Sheriff’s Offices across our state! Sheriff Washington thanked Governor Gretchen Whitmer for passing additional funding for our road patrol officers. Undersheriff Mike Jaafar was there to represent the Sheriff and the men and women of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. The bill signed into law will give the WCSO much greater funding to patrol our secondary roads, and in turn, will enhance our ability in keeping our residents safe!

It was a beautiful Sunday in September at Perfecting Church in Detroit. Sheriff Washington, Chief Dunlap and members of the WCSO, the Detroit Police Department, Southfield Police, Westland Police, Michigan State Police, and Perfecting Church were able to show their appreciation to ALL Law Enforcement Officers who continue to protect and serve our community. Sheriff Washington also had the privilege of affirming Bishop-Elect Marvin L. Winans into the ranks of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Chaplains!



Sheriff Raphael Washington was honored to be a panelist at the Chief of Police Town Hall Meeting to discuss gun violence and its devastating impact on our community. Detroit Edison Public School Academy was packed and candid questions were asked. Sheriff Washington and the men and women of the WCSO hope to keep this conversation going. We hope to all remain actively involved in finding REAL solutions involving education, technology, awareness, enforcement, unity and truly walking the walk! To start, the WCSO will be distributing a flyer to parents and guardians in the county beginning at all Detroit elementary schools. Stay tuned! Thank you to Chief James White, our dedicated panelists and to everyone who came out. It was an uplifting and productive evening in Detroit.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was thrilled to break ground on a $1.4M project that has been over 10 years in the making! This massive project could not have been possible without the assistance of Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans and his team, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, and the Department of Public Services. The revitalization efforts that will soon be underway at the WCSO’s Marine Division at Elizabeth Park in Trenton will provide a much safer environment for the officers and public. It will also allow for a quicker response for the marine unit! THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED!

The WCSO has the only marine base stationed directly on the river in the downriver area. This allows us to lend boat space to other agencies for joint operations and for safer and quicker deployment for employees. It also offers a safer environment for the general public.

This Project includes construction of park [...]

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