“Securing our neighborhoods and protecting our youth is essential to the revitalization of our region.” ~ Benny Napoleon
A sheriff is much more than the top cop in the county – it’s a leader who can provide resources and education to all groups to make them feel safer in their homes, neighborhoods and cities. It is a person who can connect with the people. Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is more than an example of this. He has given his career to protecting us for the past 34 years and is one of the most approachable leaders in Detroit. Napoleon has the character that is respected from all across the county, from all ages and from all ethnicities. He is touchable. Every day, Napoleon is in the community touching lives and working alongside his deputies as they protect and serve us.
Napoleon’s method is a grass roots approach to securing neighborhoods and communities, so that our citizens can feel safe. Sheriff Napoleon is very aware that the lack of safety has led to a lot of our talent from the surrounding universities leaving Michigan and pursuing jobs elsewhere. His plan is to create a safe environment so that our young talent can live, work, and raise their families right here, in this region.
Napoleon is a crime fighter while also spending significant energy on crime prevention education. Programs such as Napoleon’s reinvigoration of the youth crime prevention program and increased emphasis on the Narcotics unit to focus on addressing the issues at its core are steps to improving public safety for young adults and all county residents. He knows that in order for Wayne County to survive and grow, young adults need to feel safe and secure.
The reinvigorated youth crime prevention program provides a real-world picture of what occurs when youth commit a crime; and just as important what youth can do, such as community service projects, to stay focused on the doing the right things and remaining on the right path. The real-world exposure includes taking youth inside the county jail. Remember ‘shock-and-awe?’ That’s how youth feel after they get the glimpse of crime’s repercussions. The program is both about helping put more youth on the right track and protecting potential victims. When Napoleon was the Detroit Police Chief, he implemented a plan that reduced violent crime in Detroit by an unprecedented 30-percent. You can expect Napoleon will make his impact county wide during the next two years, improving our public safety as your Sheriff.
Napoleon has a large task at hand and he is the man to lead the Sheriff’s Office. So go out and spread his message about making public safety an important conversation in our community and vote for him on Tuesday, August 3rd.
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Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon’s Highlights are:
• 34 Years in Law Enforcement
• Retired Detroit Chief of Police
• FBI National Academy
• U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection
• Former Assistant Wayne County Executive
• Doctorate Degree in Criminal Law
• Professor of Criminal Justice
• Proud Parent
• Youth Mentor
• Lifetime Member NAACP