About the Oakland County Sheriff’s
County Sheriff's Office “is the largest "full service" Sheriff's Office in the State of Michigan.
With a current jurisdictional population of 1.2 million residents, the Sheriff's Office services over 273,000 of those
residents through law enforcement contracts in 14 different communities. The coverage area also encompasses 450 inland lakes.”
The Oakland County Sheriff’s
Office is organized into three divisions: Administrative Services; Corrections and Court Services; and, Law Enforcement Services.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s
Office, within the Law Enforcement Services Division, “Patrol Services contracts with 11 townships, 1 city and 1 village
to provide around the clock police protection. That is a total of 275,000 citizens who benefit from the full service police
protection of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
The Investigative and Forensic Services
Division is comprised of multiple units that possess specific areas of expertise. This division consists of a full service
crime lab, multi-agency auto theft unit, fugitive apprehension team, computer crimes unit, fire investigation unit, narcotics
enforcement team, warrants unit, special investigations unit, and the multi-agency crime suppression task force.
The Special Response Team (SRT) is
a highly skilled, highly trained group of officers selected from personnel throughout the Sheriff's Office. This team
responds to critical situations involving barricaded gunmen, high risk warrant arrests, drug raids and civil disturbances.”