Snowplow Drivers Needed for Oakland County Roads

36 Part-Time Snowplow Drivers Needed to Augment Full-Time Staff The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 36 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have found the seasonal workers have been a very efficient and cost-effective way to provide the level of service during the winter that Oakland County residents deserve,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “This enables us to provide a higher level of … [Read more...]

Food Inspection Phone Scams

Oakland County Alerts Food Establishments of Food Inspection Phone Scam Oakland County Health Division and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office are alerting restaurant and food establishment managers about a health inspection scam. Officials report that local restaurants have received calls from individuals claiming to be a health inspector and asking for pre-payment for a food inspection. “Pre-payment is not required for restaurant inspections. If you are unsure the caller is a Health … [Read more...]

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...]

Oakland County Sheriff K9 Officer Odin to Receive Body Armor

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K9 Odin will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Odin’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Born to Love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always." Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit consists of 15 dogs with capabilities which include explosive and fire … [Read more...]

Health Division Urges Protection from Hepatitis A

Oakland County Health Division reports eight new cases of Hepatitis A recently. The Health Division has not yet identified a source, but is investigating potential common factors such as contaminated food, sick individuals, travel, and healthcare exposure. “These new cases serve as a vital reminder of why it is critical to get vaccinated,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County. “The Health Division urges all residents, food handlers, and healthcare providers to get the … [Read more...]

Conditions Conducive to Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes

Oakland County Health Division has issued a public health advisory that harmful algal blooms (HABs) may be present in lakes because of recent weather conditions. People and pets should exercise caution and avoid direct contact with water that appears scummy, looks like spilled paint, or has a green sheen to it. The scum may contain flecks, foam, or clumps. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has notified the Health Division that it has identified HABs in White Lake … [Read more...]

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Forms at Oakland University

Oakland University Unveils School of Music, Theatre and Dance  The Oakland University (OU) Board of Trustees voted at its August formal meeting to approve the creation of a School of Music, Theatre and Dance. This move follows a consistent expansion and transformation of programs offered by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance over the past 32 years. “We developed the School of Music, Theatre and Dance to be housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and led by Distinguished … [Read more...]

Oakland County Hires First Woman to Manage International Airport

Oakland County has hired the first woman to manage Oakland County International Airport, Michigan’s second busiest airport, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Cheryl L. Bush will replace Karl Randall who retired earlier this year. She begins her new position July 12. “Cheryl’s returning home to where she belongs,” Patterson said. “She spent most of her impressive aviation career as president of one of our airport businesses. She is well qualified to lead OCIA into … [Read more...]

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...]