Monday, March 18, 2013
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the next Law Enforcement Academy for Seniors.
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is accepting registrations the next Law Enforcement Academy for Seniors. The five-week series of classes allows seniors to learn about the operations of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and its different divisions. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham is presenting academy with the with the assistance of the Macomb County Senior Citizen Services Department. Topics that will be covered include: dispatch, courts, K-9 Unit, Detective Bureau, evidence technician, Youth Bureau, gun range, Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.), County of Macomb Enforcement Team (C.O.M.E.T.), Macomb Area Computer Enforcement unit (M.A.C.E.), Macomb Auto Theft Squad (M.A.T.S.), Traffic, Marine Division, Dive Team and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Three L'Anse Creuse Schools were closed Tuesday after a report of a suspicious person in L'Anse Creuse High School.
Classes were canceled Tuesday morning at three L'Anse Creuse after a person in military gear was seen in L'Anse Creuse High School, according to a report by WJBK-TV. L'Anse Creuse High School, L'Anse Creuse Middle School-Central and Graham Elementary were all closed as the Macomb County Sheriff's Office investigated the report. High school students en route to the school via bus transported to a “safe location” until the decision was made to close the school, according to Kelly Allen, director for Public and Community Relations. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told the television station that the man was a 21-year-old former student and airman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Wickersham stated in the report that the former …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Anthony Wickersham took office Jan. 1 and began his first full term as the Macomb County Sheriff.
The start of the new year marked the beginning of the latest chapter in the law enforcement career of Anthony Wickersham. Wickersham, 51, joined the Macomb County Sheriff's Department in 1986 as a correctional officer and has held every rank in the department including sheriff—a position he was appointed to in 2011. The 46th Macomb County Sheriff ran for re-election in November and defeated Steve Thomas to win a full, four-year term. "You really do appreciate what a candidate has to go through to get elected," said Wickersham, of his run for office which focused on his career in the department. "(Voters in Macomb County) believed I was a strong person to continue on as sheriff." The election of Wickersham also marked the first time in 36 …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says some heroin users in the county are as young as 13.
Heroin cases in Macomb County have changed--and are more numerous. According to Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, many people who had heroin overdoses 15 to 20 years ago were “people living on the streets that would shoot it up.” But that changed about seven years ago when heroin use started to rise in Macomb. “Now you’re going in homes with good family structures, good students, star athletes, and we’re losing a lot of young people there,” Wickersham said. To decrease heroin use in Macomb County, he said, arrested people need a good support system, so they don’t end up using again after they leave jail. “We’ve tried over the years to arrest our way out of this problem, and it really doesn’t happen,” he said. “We’ve got to try to get out there …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Macomb County's elected officials took on Crusader coaches and alumni Sunday night as part of the school's Midnight Madness kickoff to the 2012 football season.
The game may or may not have been rigged, but it was Team Hackel for the win when Macomb County elected officials took on L'Anse Creuse North coaches and alumni Sunday night in a fund-raiser game for the Crusaders 2012 football season. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith and Macomb County Commissioner Bob Smith were only a few of the county officials to participate in the school's first-ever Midnight Madness celebration. "It was one of my weaker moments," Hackel joked of agreeing to play in the game. The county officials vs. LCN alumni/coaches football game was one of several events held at North stadium Sunday night to kick-off the start of the Crusaders' 2012 …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Macomb Patch recently spoke with Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham to learn more about the man and Macomb Township resident in charge of the county's largest law enforcement service.
The 46th sheriff of Macomb County, Anthony “Tony” Wickersham, 50, has served in the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years. Leaving his family’s restaurant business for a career in law enforcement, Wickersham earned his associate's degree at Macomb Community College and started in the sheriff’s office in 1986. He would later graduate from the Northwestern University Center of Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command and earn a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. Moving up the ranks, Wickersham was appointed to succeed Mark Hackel as sheriff on Dec. 17, 2010. With his appointment up this year, Wickersham has chosen to run for re-election. He will run as a Democrat. “I look at Mark Hackel as a mentor,” …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Greg Stone filed paperwork to run for county sheriff.
A Macomb Township resident has entered the race to become the Macomb County Sheriff. Greg Stone, 58, who retired last year after 35 years in the sheriff’s department, filed paperwork to run for county sheriff, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. Anthony Wickersham, another Macomb Township resident, was appointed Macomb County Sheriff in December 2010. Wickersham has filed paperwork to run for reelection.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham will run for re-election to a four-year term in November.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Prosecutor Eric Smith and Macomb Traffic Safety Association work together to reduce the number drunk drivers on the road this holiday season.
Macomb County's top law enforcement officials are urging motorists to call 911 if they see a drunk drivers on the road. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith and Sheriff Anthony Wickersham came together Monday to kick off the "Call 911" campaign to report drunk drivers. "It is incumbent on all of us to help law enforcement find drunk drivers," Smith said. "If you see somebody that is all over the roads, endangering other citizens, please pick up your phone and call 911. When we all work together, we can make our streets a safter palce to be." Smith and Wickersham teamed up with the nonprofit Traffic Safety Association of Macomb County to place 16 billboards around the county promoting the "Call 911" message. The signs will also be placed on…
Friday, October 28, 2011
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham talks budget constraints, the need for a new jail and his hopes for expanding his office's presence in northern Macomb County.
The budget may be a little leaner next year, but Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham is actually hoping to expand his office’s operations and services in 2012-13. Wickersham, who spoke to the Macomb County Democratic Committee on the “State of the Sheriff” Oct. 26, touched on cuts to the 2012-13 budget, the continued need for a new jail and possibly expanding the sheriff’s presence in northern Macomb County in the new year. Budget “A lot of people talk about doing more with less,” Wickersham said. “I try to provide effective and efficient service with less personnel. The need is still out there, but we’re going to do our job the best we can with less resources. The goal is to make it work.” Wickersham would not cite specific cuts …