Undersheriff Michael McCabe Retiring, Major Curtis Childs Promoted
(OCSO, Dec. 19, 2021)
Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard has named a veteran of his senior command staff, Major Curtis D. Childs, as his new undersheriff.
Childs, who began with the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy in 1992, is only the third Undersheriff in Bouchard’s tenure. He replaces Undersheriff Michael McCabe who is retiring at the end of December after 44 years with the Sheriff’s Office, including more than 18 years as Undersheriff.
Childs begins his new role on Jan. 1, 2022.
“The Sheriff’s Office consists of a collection of talented people working in many different facets of law enforcement towards a common goal and I am very proud to be a part of this great organization,” Childs said. “I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Sheriff Bouchard to continue serving and protecting the residents of Oakland County. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”
Bouchard, who has been Sheriff since 1999, said he felt it was important to select a candidate who knew the staff and was very familiar with the operation of the office. He announced the promotion to the staff Wednesday. “I was looking for a person who was both eminently qualified and capable but also would be a source of calm and continuity for our team in one of the most challenging times to ever face law enforcement,” Bouchard said. “Curtis Childs is that person. I am proud of his past work, given I have promoted him three times before this promotion, and I look forward to his work in this new role.”
Learn more about Oakland County Sheriff’s Office at www.oakgov.com.