Wayne County Sheriff's deputies check in on seniors, patrol streets during heat wave

DETROIT, Mich (WXYZ) - Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon has started a new initiative called "Operation HEAT" to check in on Senior Citizens in this heat wave.

Many areas are still affected by power outages in Detroit and officers will be making sure elderly residents are staying cool. This includes visits and even trips to nearby cooling centers.

Deputies will also patrol Detroit streets affected by outages as an extra measure of security.

"It's difficult enough to sleep in this extreme heat without having to worry about safety, so we are here to give residents the security they need during this blackout," said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

Sheriff Napoleon put a mobile command center at the corner of Linwood and Waverly, where deputies are being dispatched into city streets to assist Detroit police with patrols.

They will patrol the perimeter of the Davison, Lodge, Livernois, and I-96.

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