K9 Officer Diago to Receive Protective Vest

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K9 Diago will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. "We are forever grateful of this donation to K9 Diago, who is an essential member of our K9 team at the Sheriff’s Office," said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. "K9 Diago is assigned to the Road Patrol Division and takes calls for service all around the county and region. This new body armor will keep him safe while … [Read more...]

Oakland County’s Next Health Officer

Leigh-Anne Stafford will be Oakland County’s next health officer, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced April 25. She will manage a staff of 384 employees in the Oakland County Health Division which oversees public health in the county. Stafford replaces Kathy Forzley, whom Patterson recently appointed to lead the Health and Human Services Department. “Leigh Anne’s energy, outlook, and qualifications will help Oakland County maintain its exceptional reputation as a public health … [Read more...]

Empty the Shelters Program Offers No Fee Cat and Dog Adoption this Saturday

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is urging Oakland County families to adopt a pet at Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center during the “Empty the Shelters” event on Saturday, April 29. The Bissell Pet Foundation will pay all adoption fees for a dog or cat. “Empty the Shelters is an excellent opportunity to take home a new friend from our pet adoption center,” Patterson said. “Our goal is to adopt out as many dogs and cats as we can to loving families.” Oakland County … [Read more...]

Oakland County of the Top 10 Healthiest Counties in Michigan

Oakland County of the Top 10 Healthiest Counties in Michigan Oakland County is the 10th healthiest county in Michigan, ranking ahead of neighboring Wayne and Macomb counties in health outcomes, according to the County Health Rankings Report released today. Oakland enters the top 10 for the first time since the rankings began in 2003, while maintaining the number two ranking in health behaviors for the fourth year in a row and significantly improving in the quality of life measure, moving to the … [Read more...]

Patterson Appoints First Woman to Lead Health and Human Services

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Kathleen Forzley to be the next director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Forzley will be the first woman to lead the department which oversees the county’s Health Division, Homeland Security Division, and Children’s Village. She will replace George Miller who retires April 28. “Kathy Forzley will do an outstanding job as director of the Health and Human Services Department,” Patterson said. “Her leadership overseeing … [Read more...]

Retiring Oakland County Director to Lead The Rainbow Connection

Oakland County Health and Human Services Director George Miller will retire from the county after 40 years of service in order to become the executive director of The Rainbow Connection, an organization founded by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to grant wishes to seriously ill children. “George is known at the county for his exceptional leadership and ability to bring community partners together, which is why he is a natural to be the next executive director of The Rainbow Connection,” … [Read more...]

Girls Who Want Free Prom Dresses

Rochester Outreach and Charity for Kids (ROCKit) is looking for young ladies throughout Oakland County and beyond who would like a FREE gown for their prom. Thanks to the generous donations from area residents, ROCKit has collected over 900 gently-used prom, bridesmaid, cocktail and evening gowns and accessories. The second annual ROCK the Prom 2017 – Free Prom Dress Giveaway will be held March 25 and 26 at the Auburn Hills Community Center. All high school girls in surrounding areas are invited … [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...]

Sheriff PAL Mentoring Program Wants Your Help

The Sheriff PAL Mentoring Program, in association with National PAL, helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. (If you are a college student, we will try and work with you to be flexible about your time commitment.) By becoming part of the social network of adults and … [Read more...]

E-Commerce Safety Zone Now Available for Buyers and Sellers

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills Substation Unveils E-Commerce Safety Zone Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard would like to encourage individuals who use online purchasing sites like Craigslist to use caution when transacting business. As a response to the variety of "scams" that occur, the Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills substation is now providing a safe E-Commerce zone in their parking lot for individuals wishing to transact online purchases or sales more safely. The E-Commerce … [Read more...]