Oakland County Sheriff sends out voicemail to announce telephone town hall Thursday

Posted at 11:10 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:10:48-04

OAKLAND CO., Mich. (WXYZ) — In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard is being creative to address confusion and concern.

He will host a teleconference on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to answer questions about enforcement of the shelter in place order and how his deputies are responding to complaints.

A voicemail with the sheriff's voice was captured on answering machines around the county. Some residents questioned if the call was for real.

The sheriff said residents will receive a call at 4:30 p.m. and while on the call they will be allowed to ask questions and get critical information. The call is free to residents.

The sheriff's office hired a company to conduct the conference. The cost will depend on the rate of participation, according to Bouchard.

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