We provide 24/7 police protection with a staff of thirty full-time MCOLES certified Deputies working from the Orion Township Substation located at the Orion Township Hall, 2323 Joslyn Road. You can access all our services and community programs 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Deputies are dispatched 24/7 for all other public safety matters. For after business hour service at the Station, a direct-line call-box to our 911 Center is located at the main entrance to the police station.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center services all public safety response calls for Orion Township and is one of the most advanced public safety inter-operable 911 centers in the nation. The dispatch center houses the Michigan Safety Communication System (MPSCS) for the best possible regional response for SE Michigan. Dispatchers are trained, nationally accredited and tested for Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) and Emergency Police Dispatch (EPD).
In addition to our dedicated Orion Township Deputies, we are fully supported with all of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Special Units. As needed, these specialized units and investigators bring additional equipment, training and resources to our community quickly and seamlessly. These units include: Marine Safety Unit, Narcotics Enforcement (NET), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Forensic Crime Scene Technicians supported by a Nationally Accredited Full-Service Forensic Lab, Computer Crimes, Fugitive Unit, Dive Team, Aviation Unit, Violent Crimes Task Force, Auto Theft Unit, Arson Unit, Special Investigations Unit and augmented with our volunteer Reserve Deputy Unit for special events and emergency response.
If you are unable to find the information or assistance you need, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Lieutenant Darren Ofiara
Orion Township Station Commander
Community Services at Orion Substations
Our Safety Information Center is located in our lobby and covers nearly all aspects of public safety and emergency preparedness topics to help residents stay safe!
Group and Home Owner Safety Presentations
Your group or home owner’s association can request a Deputy to discuss safety and concerns.
House Check Program
Our house check program provides residents with an additional means of security while away from home. Deputies are provided directed extra patrols for specific dates and times. You can call the substation during business hours to register your home while you are on vacation or extend times away.
Directed Traffic Enforcement
Residents and business owners are able to assist with traffic enforcement by reporting issues that our Deputies will first assess and then follow-up with enforcement action.
The Sheriff’s Office routinely sends out alerts regarding road closures, accidents or areas motorists should avoid AND information relating to public safety. To sign-up, click-on the Community Alert symbol or box on the top right of the Sheriff’s web page www.oaklandsheriff.com . This will take you to the Oakland County sign-up page where you can either chose an e-mail or text as a means for the alert. You will then have several types of alerts to choose from. Scroll down to the Sheriff’s Substations and check both boxes for Orion Township. You may want to also check the surrounding townships if you commute through these areas. When linked to your smart phones, you will receive alerts immediately should you be on the roadway. Most of our radio and news stations get our alerts and this helps us all stay connected and avoid traffic backups.
Copies of reports
Available forty-eight (48) hours after taken. Please call ahead.
- Orion resident fee $3.00 per copy
- Non-resident fee $7.00 per copy
Operation Medicine Cabinet
Drop off your expired and unwanted pills during business hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place all pills in a zip lock bag (without bottles or boxes) No inhalers or needles accepted.
Re-Cycle for Kids
Drop off your used bikes at the east entrance by the picnic table and we will have them picked-up and taken to the Sheriff’s Office to be distributed to needy children. The bikes are re-furbished by a local bike shop before distribution. Questions about the program should be directed to Mandy Andrews at (248) 858-1947.
Bears on Patrol
Drop off small, gently used or new teddy bears (or other stuffed animals) for the officer to carry in their vehicles for children involved in accidents and other incidents.
Senior Cell Phone Program
Drop off your used cell phone with charger and we will see that it gets to the Sheriff’s Office for the 911 Senior Cell Phone Program. The phones are re-programmed and dial 911 emergencies only. The senior hotline number is (248) 975-9000 for more information on the Senior Cell Phone Program. To pick up a cell phone, please visit the Sheriff’s main office at 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 38E, Pontiac, MI 48341. Phones are available every Friday from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., and every first (1st) and third (3rd) Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Coats for the Cold
Every November you can drop off your gently used coats to be distributed to those in need.
Additional Services at Sheriff's Main Location
Gun Registration & Permits
CPL applications are available at the Sheriff's Office Central Records during business hours. All permits must be completed at the Oakland County Clerk's Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Their office is located in the Court House at 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341. For more information, call (248) 858-0575.
Sex Offender Listing
Information by zip code is available on the state website: www.Mipsor.state.Mi.us
If you don’t have internet access, the list may be viewed at the Records Department 1201 N. Telegraph Bldg. 10 East, Pontiac MI 48341.
Criminal Background Checks or Fingerprints
Available at the Central Records Department located at 1201 N. Telegraph Bldg. 10 East, Pontiac MI 48341. For more information call (248) 858-5011 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Car Seat Safety Inspection
Contact Julie Smith at the Oakland County Health Division 248-858-2061. She is located at the Health Division.
ICE In Case of Emergency
You’re incapacitated due to an accident or medical emergency?
ICE -In Case of Emergency. It’s free and easy and could one day save your life. Put ICE in your cell phone and make it easier for emergency personnel to contact loved ones in case of an emergency to get your medical history. Make a new entry with the word “ICE” followed by the name of the person you want called in emergency situations (ex: ICE-Dave, ICE-Mom). For more than one contact use ICE 1-Dave, ICE 2- Mom, etc.). Make sure that person(s) know your medical history. Individuals without cell phones should carry an identification card with emergency contacts and medical information in your wallet or purse.