We’re Hiring for Communications Specialist!

We’re currently accepting applications for Communications Specialists. You can click here to learn more about the position and get a copy of an application to drop off at our office.

Work Location: Lapeer County E9-1-1 Central Dispatch
2332 W Genesee Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Hours of Work per Week: 40

Benefits: Salary: Entry level: $15.88

Status: Full-Time

Supply Application/Resume To:
Lapeer County E9-1-1 Central Dispatch
2332 W Genesee Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Application Deadline: 07/22/2016, 4:00 p.m.

Press Release: Double Fatal Traffic Crash, Deerfield Township

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemOn Monday 01-11-2016 at 6:50 PM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an injury traffic on  Columbiaville Road to the west of N. Lapeer Road in Columbiaville (Deerfield Township- Lapeer County).

James Hinman was driving 2006 Buick Lucerne west on Columbiaville Road. James Hinman’s wife Peggy Hinman was the front seat passenger. James Hinman lost control and crossed into the eastbound lane of Columbiaville into the path of a 2004 Subaru Outback driven by a 29 year old man from Columbiaville. The collision was broadsided with the front of the Subaru striking the passenger side door of the Buick. Both vehicles subsequently departed the south side of the roadway.

James Hinman and Peggy Hinman were pronounced deceased at the scene. The 29 year old Columbiaville man was transported to McLaren- Lapeer with non-life threatening injuries.

The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Deerfield Township Fire and Rescue. The roadway was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours for rescue and investigative purposes.

Preliminary investigation supports that neither alcohol nor excessive speeds were factors in this traffic crash. Weather and roadway conditions may have been a factor. The traffic crash remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is request to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381.

Medical ID in iOS 8 for iPhone Owners

Medical ID

For a long time the acronym ICE has been used as a contact in people’s phones for emergency first responders to look for when they have a patient who is unable to communicate. ICE, which stands for In Case of Emergency, would have the phone number and/or name of the person’s emergency contact person that could be contacted if they have a medical emergency.

Last week, Apple Inc. introduced iOS 8 for their line of iPhone’s and iPad’s. One of the features that is new, is the Medical ID information which is available to first responders once a user sets it up. It provides necessary medical information about the person, not just the ICE phone number that has been traditionally used.

The Medical ID is important because in case of an emergency, medical responders can look at your phone and know any allergies or medical conditions you have and know who to contact for you without unlocking your phone.

In order to have a Medical ID you need to have Show When Locked turned on so it will be available to be used on the lock screen. Then there are places for you to include a picture of yourself, your name, birth date, medical conditions, medical notes, allergies and reactions, medications, put in emergency contact, add blood type, specify whether or not you are an organ donor, and put in your height and weight. When putting in an emergency contact you can denote the relationship of that person to you. To save the information you have entered press on the word Done in white in the upper right hand corner.

People will not be able to get into your phone when you have a passcode on it. They won’t even be able to make a phone call to the person you call most frequently on your phone. However, by pressing on the word Emergency in the lower left hand corner, they will be able to call 911 for the emergency. New, they can press on the word Medical ID in the lower left hand corner, and it will display your medical information. Here the person can call the people you listed in case of an emergency.

Halloween Night Safety Tips From The Sheriff’s Department

Before you head out on Halloween night, here are a few safety tips:

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  • Choose bright, flame-retardant costumes or add reflective take to costumes and candy bags so children are easily seen in the dark. In addition, trick-or-treaters should carry a glow stick or flashlight.
  • Keep flammable items, such as your jack-o-lantern, away from small children, pets and flammable materials such as draperies, furniture and paper decorations. Never leave a candle burning unattended.
  • Watch costumed children around pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened, especially if the child is using a prop such as a sword or dagger.
  • Avoid hard plastic or wooden props, opting instead for items made of foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.
  • Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets. Avoid unfamiliar neighborhoods, streets that are isolated or homes that are poorly lit inside or outside.
  • Never send young children out alone. They should always be accompanied by a parent or another trusted adult. Older children should always travel in groups.
  • Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats and don’t let children enter a home unless you are with them.
  • Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.
  • Watch for traffic and avoid walking in the street whenever possible.
  • Know the route your children are following. Children should always walk together to the front door of each house and only cross the street at crosswalks.
  • Make sure your children know your phone number(s) and address in case you get separated.
  • Teach your children to say “NO!” and “this is NOT my mother/father” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Also teach them to make every effort to get away by kicking, screaming and resisting.
  • Remind your children not to eat any candy until you get home and can inspect it.
  • Remember to drive slowly and carefully on Halloween, especially through neighborhoods. Some children may be wearing costumes which make them difficult to see.