Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!

Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!

Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!

Awarded in 2019 by the Michigan Sheriffs' Association

Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!

Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!

Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!Tom Reich Michigan Sheriff of the Year!

Awarded in 2019 by the Michigan Sheriffs' Association

Professional. Responsible. Trusted.

Sheriff Tom Reich goes to work every day with one thing on his mind: the safety & security of our community.


He’s a career law enforcement professional who cares deeply about his community and keeping our families safe. That’s why he decided to run for Sheriff. Under Tom’s leadership, crime continues to drop, major cases are being solved, and Eaton County is a leader in law enforcement training and technology in the state of Michigan.


Tom Reich works for you. He understands that the people of Eaton County want professional and responsible law enforcement. Tom has never lost focus on his duty to lead his department, or his obligation to stand accountable when needed.

Professional.

Fighting for the safety and security of families all across Eaton County by working to reduce crime in our communities.

Mandated body cameras for all patrol personnel, making Eaton County a pioneering leader in using this technology.

Regularly provides training programs to Deputies including Fair & Impartial Policing and Verbal Defense & Influence. These are two nationally recognized trainings for de-escalation and conflict management.

Removed barriers and improved relations with the Michigan State Police and other agencies to enhance collaboration, share resources, and prevent and solve crimes.

Implemented nationally recognized Fair and Impartial Policing training.

Tom has an extensive background in narcotics investigations. He has served on the frontlines of drug enforcement. 

The Michigan Department of Corrections visited jails across the state and chose the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office to host their Western Regional Alternative to Prison Program.

Participated in the region’s first mental illness crisis intervention training (CIT) program with many Deputies trained and certified as CIT leaders.

Responsible.

Developed a mental illness crisis intervention team training program.

Partnered with the Capital Area Violent Crimes Initiative to ensure violent offenders are off our streets.

Working to protect seniors and vulnerable populations from being the target of scams.

Sheriff Reich has been recognized as an early leader in fighting the opioid epidemic. He implemented policies to protect citizens and save countless lives from this epidemic. Eaton County continues to be recognized as an example across the state.

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office was the first in the region to develop policy and training for patrol deputies to respond to overdose calls by administering Naloxone and AED’s resulting in saving lives on a weekly basis.

The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office has shared this success statewide, by presenting our training and policies to over 175 law enforcement/first responder agencies in Michigan.

Taking this a step further, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office has been one of the few jails in the state to allow the continuation of Medication Assisted Treatment for inmates already in treatment programs for substance use disorders. This helps keep our correction officers and other inmates safe, while treating those in need.

Expanded the Methamphetamine Enforcement Team to better locate and eradicate meth labs throughout Eaton County.

 Implemented crime mapping and created a mobile arrest warrant mapping system to help Deputies effectively locate and arrest offenders and verify registered sex offenders at their residence. 

Trusted.

Sheriff Reich has been recognized by state and local leaders from both parties for his leadership in law enforcement.  He has served, and continues to serve, on numerous boards focusing on keeping our communities safe places to raise a family. 


Some of these boards include:

  • Michigan Intelligence Operations Center for Homeland Security Advisory Board
  • Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission
  • State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee
  • Lansing Area Safety Council
  • Mid Michigan Housing Authority Board
  • Eaton County Veterans Court Board 
  • Eaton County Adult Drug Court
  • Eaton County Community Corrections Board 

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2019 Michigan Sheriff of the Year 


Selected by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association - A group made up of every elected County Sheriff, from both parties, across the state.