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.
ATTN: Oakland County residents who received a voicemail from @MikeJBouchard.— Rudy Harper (@RudyHarperWXYZ) April 1, 2020
It's no scam.
Tomorrow, he will host a teleconference to answer questions and address concerns at 4:30 p.m.
Our interview with the sheriff will air on @tv20detroit at 10 and @wxyzdetroit at 11. https://t.co/UZa4aLZFWC
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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