Updates Being Made to the 9-1-1 Phone System

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center (commonly referred as Dispatch) is transitioning to a Next Generation 9-1-1 platform to provide advanced call taking features for handling emergency calls for service. This transition will begin at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will not affect incoming 9-1-1 calls from the public; all calls will be answered and handled without delay. However, standard business lines into the Sheriff’s Operations Center may be interrupted. During this transition … [Read more...]

Patterson Plans to Raise the Bar with Innovative Management in Oakland County with VIDEO

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says that Oakland County's best accomplishments are yet to come. During his annual State of the County address before an audience of more than 600 guests at the Auburn Hills Marriot Pontiac at Centerpoint, he spotlighted several high-tech connections moving into the county. Patterson was introduced my the Brooke Wilson Vitale, the owner of specialty bakeries in Royal Oak and Birmingham, who was selected by a public online vote as the winner of the … [Read more...]

Patterson remembers 9/11 at annual Q2 Awards breakfast

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored three American heroes on the 12th anniversary of 9/11 at his 21st annual Quality People/Quality County (Q2) Awards breakfast. The Q2 awards recognize the significant achievements of residents who enhance the quality of life of others. This year’s recipients are Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, Jr., a legendary Tuskegee airman and retired executive from Bloomfield Hills; Franklin-Bingham Farms Fire Chief Tony Averbuch; and Vietnam veteran and … [Read more...]

Michigan Fire Departments plan big emergency preparedness exercise

Hundreds of firefighters from around Michigan will take part in an emergency preparedness exercise on the heels of the 12th anniversary of 9/11. The Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) exercise will test communications systems and coordination efforts of a statewide call out of fire departments. MABAS will begin the mutual aid exercise at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Locally, fire resources from the two Oakland County MABAS Divisions, one MABAS Division from Wayne County, and one … [Read more...]


Oakland County, MI (September 2, 2011) – On Sunday, September 11, 2011, Patriot Week is hosting a Patriot Palooza! at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the Patriot Palooza! will feature a tribute to first responders, veterans, and current service officers. The event will also celebrate the themes of all 7 days of Patriot Week, and will end with a Civil Rights march led by Bishop Edgar Vann, capped by his reenacting of Rev. Martin … [Read more...]