Sheriff Bouchard Re-elected as Vice President/Head of Government Affairs for Major County Sheriffs of America

OAKLAND COUNTY, MI – June 17, 2022 –Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard was re-elected unanimously as vice president/head of government affairs for the Major County Sheriffs of America. The election took place this week at the association’s summer conference in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Bouchard has overseen government affairs and was encouraged to continue.

“I think it’s critically important for us as a profession to be involved in policy making as it enhances our ability to keep our communities safe and furthers the professionalism and community relations we have,” Bouchard said.

The Major County Sheriffs of America is a professional law enforcement association of the 113 largest Sheriff's offices representing counties or parishes with a population of at least 500,000 people. There are 3,080 Sheriffs in the country. It is dedicated to preserving the highest integrity in law enforcement and the elected Office of the Sheriff.

Its membership represents over 130 million people in more than 100 of the country’s largest and most diverse counties, providing policing and correctional services to the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is among the 20 largest Sheriff offices in the country. Bouchard is former president of the MCSA.

Now in his sixth term, Bouchard is the longest serving sheriff in Oakland County history, having been appointed on Jan. 11, 1999, to succeed the late Sheriff John F. Nichols. Bouchard oversees more than 1,400 employees and an annual budget of nearly $170 million.

Last week Bouchard was named the 2022 “Sheriff of the Year” by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association. He was named “Sheriff of the Year” in 2016 by the National Sheriffs’ Association. He is the only sheriff in Michigan history to receive both honors.

June 20, 2022, Oakland County Sheriff's Office and Rochester.Life staff

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