Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Named Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2017

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) was recently named one of the top twenty law enforcement agencies in the nation for military veterans and reservists by the Military Times. The selection focuses on department culture and policies catering to veterans and reservists. The Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2017 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an agency a good fit for military veterans and reservists. The rankings are published in … [Read more...]

Shoppers Beware, Do Not Be a Victim This Holiday Season

Sheriff Bouchard Encourages Safe Shopping This Holiday Season Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard wants to remind the public of some important safety precautions during this holiday season. Awareness of shopping or charity scams, whether online, through the mail, or in person, and knowing what to look out for, can help prevent citizens from becoming a victim. Online Shopping When shopping online, make sure the website/online retailer you are purchasing from is reputable. Fake websites are … [Read more...]

Arrest Made in Indecent Exposure Incident

Aggravated Indecent Exposure in Rochester Hills On August 19, 2016, Sheriff’s Office Detectives received a tip from an Oakland County resident regarding a possible suspect in an indecent exposure in Rochester Hills. The resident told Detectives he was watching a local news broadcast when he recognized a person the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was looking for in the indecent exposure incident at a local store. The resident further told Detectives the suspect lives at a home on Crittenden … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Buyers and Sellers on Craigslist

Buyers and Sellers on Craigslist and other Online Sites Need to Beware! Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard would like to encourage all users of craigslist.com or other online purchasing sites to use caution when transacting business. When purchasing or selling items on these sites, there are many safety considerations that should be taken into account. • Sellers and buyers have to understand that these deals are a win-win for criminals. You either have product they want to steal, or money to … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Take Oath of Office and Honors Local Talent and Serviceman

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the 2015-2016 Oakland County Board of Commissioners began their new session after being sworn-in by Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Lisa Brown in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Auditorium in Pontiac, Michigan. Family, friends, elected officials, and special local talent joined the commissioners to help make the inauguration memorable. Oakland County Chief Circuit Judge Nanci J. Grant began ceremony giving the invocation. Sheriff Michael J. … [Read more...]

Animal Control steps up to help Sheriff collect coats for kids

Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center is helping the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office keep kids warm this winter. For every new or clean used coat an individual donates to Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard’s “Coats for the Cold” drive at the center, he or she will receive $5 off pet adoption fees, up to $50. This year’s coat drive runs from Nov. 1-30. “This is a win-win for everyone,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Not only will some deserving kids have new … [Read more...]

Area Youth slated to meet Oakland County Officials at annual Youth in Government Day event

On Monday, April 22, 2013, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will welcome high school students at the Annual Youth in Government Day program in recognition of National County Government Month. The program will begin in the Board of Commissioners' Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road. Area high school 10th-12th grade students from Auburn Hills, Milford, Pontiac, Southfield, Waterford, and White Lake will meet county government officials. They will … [Read more...]