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Sheriff

Jerry L. Clayton

Sheriff Jerry L ClaytonWashtenaw County Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton took office on January 1, 2009. Prior to his running for office Jerry served twenty years with the WCSO.  His career experience includes assignments/appointments as a Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Shift Sergeant, Operations Lieutenant, County Court Security Commander, SWAT Team Commander, Corrections Division Commander and Police Services Division Commander. Sheriff Clayton retired in 2006 to go into private law enforcement consulting work.

While in the private sector Jerry was a partner and Vice President of Lamberth Consulting, LLC, a company providing statistical analysis, training, and engagement services focused on addressing racial profiling and biased enforcement issues throughout the United States and Europe. He has been a certified criminal justice trainer and instructor for more than sixteen years, specializing in a multitude of subject areas including; use of force disciplines, physical training, special weapons and tactics, cultural diversity, preventing racial profiling, and in the areas of staff management and supervision, developing customer service delivery strategies, and organizational leadership. He provided consulting services to the U.S. Department of Justice- National Institute of Corrections, assisting in the development and delivery of various training curricula to local, state and federal correctional agencies throughout the United States.

Sheriff Clayton attended Eastern Michigan University and majored in Organizational Communication.  He also graduated from the Eastern Michigan School of Staff and Command and from the SCH Executive Leadership program. Contact Sheriff Clayton 

 

Undersheriff

Mark Ptaszek

UnderSheriff M Ptaszek

 

Mark Ptaszek’s professional career spans over 38 years of justice and human service work in Washtenaw County.  He has served at all levels and capacities in the Sheriff’s Office, serving two (2) different Sheriff’s as Undersheriff.  He has also served as the 14A District Court Administrator and Interim Director of Washtenaw County Community Mental Health. 

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and has engaged in graduate study at both EMU and Wayne State University.  He has participated in a wide variety of professional and technical training and has taught at the university level. 

Active in a number of formal and informal community activities, Mark has participated with the Boy Scouts (both of his sons are Eagle Scouts) and served on the Boards of MSU Extension (both local and State boards), SAFEHouse Center and the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  He has been a student of multiple martial arts and enjoys reading, being out of doors and training dogs. 

Mark considers it an honor to serve Sheriff Clayton and the Office of Sheriff in Washtenaw County, where he has lived all of this adult life.  Contact Under Sheriff Ptaszek.  

 

Chief Deputy 

Greg Bazick

Greg was hired as a patrol officer by the Ann Arbor Police Department in 1991, promoted to Sergeant in 1996, Lieutenant in 1998, and Deputy Chief in 2003.  As Deputy Chief he has had held executive-level responsibility for both the support services and patrol divisions which encompass all services within the police department with the exception of the Office of Emergency Management.  Over the course of his career he has served in various assignments including patrol, special investigations, SWAT, information technology services, budget and finance, and all sections of support services.

Greg holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Technology, both from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the EMU School of Police Staff and Command and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).  He is a certified Project Manager through the Project Management Institute holding the designation of Project Management Professional (PMP).

 When not working Greg spends time with his family and is an active member of Dexter United Methodist Church where he has held a number of leadership roles.  He enjoys regular exercise, skydiving and holds a basic scuba certification. Contact Chief Deputy Bazick. 

Greg holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Technology, both from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the EMU School of Police Staff and Command and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).  He is a certified Project Manager through the Project Management Institute holding the designation of Project Management Professional (PMP).

 When not working Greg spends time with his family and is an active member of Dexter United Methodist Church where he has held a number of leadership roles.  He enjoys regular exercise, skydiving and holds a basic scuba certification. Contact Chief Deputy Bazick. 

 

Director of Community Engagement

Derrick Jackson

Dir Derrick Jackson2012Director Jackson graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor in Social Work in 1998. While receiving his Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Derrick worked with W.J. Maxey Training School where he had his introduction to the criminal justice system. In 2000 he began his work at Ozone House, spending the next several years in the trenches working the streets with Washtenaw County's at risk young people.

In 2004 Derrick set his eyes on elected office where he ran for the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees, and although he would lose by one vote, that experience would not go unnoticed. County Clerk, Larry Kestenbaum, appointed Derrick as the Director of Elections for the County of Washtenaw, where he remained up until coming to the Sheriff's Office in 2009.  

With a background in direct service, community organizing and politics he continues his commitment to the community by serving on numerous local boards, committees, and by volunteering with several youth programs. Contact Director Jackson

 

  

 Commander of Corrections

 Eric J. Kunath

 

Lieutenant Commander of Corrections

Randy J. Casey

   

Director of Emergency Management - Interim

David Halteman

David came to Emergency Services in March of 1997, having previously held emergency communications positions in the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and Eastern Michigan University Police.  In March of 2014, David was promoted to Emergency Services Manager and assigned to lead Washtenaw Metro Dispatch.  David's responsibilities include management of the center's operations and to act as coordinator of Washtenaw County’s overall Enhanced 9-1-1 system.  David is also the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) for the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

David coordinates multiple collaborative projects including programs developed by the UASI (Homeland Security) Interoperable Communications Committee, 800 MHz Radio Consortium, and Geographic Information Systems Departmental Liaison and Project Oversight committees.  He also acts on behalf of the Emergency Services Director in his absence.

David earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications Technology with a minor in Graphic Design from Eastern Michigan University and is a certified Hazardous Materials Technician and Michigan Professional Emergency Manager.  David has received a Meritorious Service Commendation, three Sheriff's Unit Citations, a Service and Program Improvement Citation for the creation and implementation of the Metro Dispatch Academy Training Program and was awarded Emergency Services Supervisor of the year. 

Commander of Police Services

Marlene Radzik

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Police Services Commander Marlene Radzik began her career at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer in 1989.  Marlene attended Eastern Michigan University and transferred to Police Services upon graduation from the police academy at Washtenaw Community College in 1991.  As a road patrol deputy, she served primarily in Ypsilanti Township and was also assigned to York Township as its community policing deputy. 

Since joining the Sheriff’s Office, Commander Radzik has had the opportunity to serve in a wide variety of roles as a police services deputy, sergeant and lieutenant.  She was a member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team, an undercover narcotics detective at LAWNET and is currently an active member of the Washtenaw Metro Crisis Negotiations Team.  She has helped train and mentor dozens of recruit deputies as a field training officer and supervisor.

Commander Radzik is a strong advocate for the total policing philosophy that embraces problem oriented policing with community engagement to address root causes as it relates to crime.  She initiated the EASY (Enforcement Against Streetworkers in Ypsilanti) project and partnered with human services (Community Support and Treatment Services, CSTS) to address substance abuse and mental illness among reoccurring offenders in an effort to stop prostitution recidivism.  In Superior Township’s MacArthur Boulevard housing community, she headed up a team of deputies tasked with restoring law and order through focused enforcement strategies and strong engagement with residents, public and private partners.

Commander Radzik is committed to advancing the goals and objectives of the Sheriff’s Office and considers it an honor to lead the hard working men and women of the Police Services Division.

 

 

 

 

 

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