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...]

Operation Good Cheer Needs Local Pilots

Operation Good Cheer needs pilots to volunteer their time and aircraft to help deliver Christmas gifts to children in need all over Michigan the weekend of December 2-3. The pilots will fly from Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) to airports throughout the state. "More than 5,000 children and adults with special needs experience the magic of Christmas because of the generosity of the volunteers and donors of Operation Good Cheer," County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. "But … [Read more...]

Best Buyer in Michigan is from Oakland County

Oakland County employee Joan Daniels is Michigan’s Buyer of the Year, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association (MPPOA) bestowed the honor upon Daniels, who is a buyer for Oakland County Compliance Office Purchasing Unit, at its annual conference earlier this month. "Oakland County has an outstanding reputation for transparency and open bidding when it comes to implementing purchasing contracts," Patterson said. "We’ve earned … [Read more...]

Oakland County Officer Appointed to State Public Health Advisory Commission

Governor Appoints Forzley to Health Commission Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Oakland County’s Health Officer Kathleen Forzley to the Public Health Advisory Commission, a 24-person body which will complete an assessment of the current public health service delivery system in Michigan. They will review the organization of public health functions within and across the state’s executive departments; the division of responsibilities between state and local public health authorities; and the … [Read more...]

Brooks Patterson Reacts to Pistons Move

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Detroit Pistons will move from Auburn Hills to Detroit: "We wish the Pistons well. Thanks for all the memories."   … [Read more...]

Don’t Veer for Deer VIDEO

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) released this video to promote the “Don’t Veer for Deer” safety message. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Oakland County had the highest number of vehicle-deer crashes in 2015 of any county in the state - 1,873 incidents were reported throughout the county. Overall in Michigan, motorists reported more than 47,000 vehicle-deer crashes in 2015. That number includes 1,132 people injured and 11 people killed (including … [Read more...]

Don’t Veer for Deer

Don’t Veer for Deer - Buckle Up, Stay Alert, Slow Down The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to please be careful when driving this fall, and year round, and remember "Don’t Veer for Deer!" Knowing how to react to deer on or next to the road is important to the safety of the driver and their passengers. The best course of action when faced with a deer in the road is to brake firmly while staying in your lane, even if it means you are going to hit the deer. The majority of … [Read more...]

Boil Water Warning Lifted for Rochester Hills, Remains for Troy, What you Need to Know

According to the GLWA Water Quality Division, the water testing results returned appropriate chlorine levels and no bacteria was evident. The Boil Water Advisory is lifted for Rochester Hills, but continues for residents of Troy. The incident began when a large water main broke on South Boulevard west of Dequindre. The cause of the break is still being investigated. The water main is owned and operated by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). What do you need to know during and after a … [Read more...]

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure in Frozen Strawberries

The Oakland County Health Division is working cooperatively on the nationwide frozen strawberry recall and continues to focus on providing the most current information received from its federal and state partners to ensure the health of our residents. Hepatitis A was detected in frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and distributed to restaurants and other food service establishments nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Health Division contacted commercial … [Read more...]

Notice to Absentee Voters

Notice to Absentee Voters from Lisa Brown, Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds If you are a registered voter in Michigan and voting absentee, your ballot must be returned to your city or township clerk's office. Incorrect information has been circulated regarding where to return an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned to your municipal clerk's office by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. To check the status of your absentee ballot visit Make sure to … [Read more...]