2014

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26th, 2014
On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Service Center at 2201 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Some WCSO Public Service Areas Will Close Early This Friday In Observance of Good Friday
Certain customer service operations will have reduced hours this Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.
Missing Endangered Person Robert Mullins found with support from WCSO Mounted Unit, Reserve Unit and many other Area Agencies
On 3/28/14, Robert Mullins, a 79 year old man with dementia, walked away from a Senior Assisted Living Center in Superior Township at approximately 9:00pm. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit and Reserve Unit were activated to assist Detectives and Deputies, among many other partnering agencies, in their search for Mr. Mullins. As the Mounted Unit searched a field on Prospect just north of Geddes, they came across Mr. Mullins laying in the field, alive and talking with no visible signs of injury, though exhausted from the 20 hours he spend outside wandering on his own.
Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members rescue dog from Huron River
On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) members Sgt. Cook, Cpl. Pasternak and Cpl. Mercure responded to the Huron River in Scio Township where a dog was being swept down the river.
Retired WCSO Deputy Stanley McFadden Honored with Retirement Badge
On March 1st, 2014 Retired Deputy Sheriff Stanley McFadden was presented with his retirement badge and ID card. Deputy McFadden was an Ann Arbor Police Officer who was relentless in his duties once pursuing and capturing a fleeing felon for over a mile through the sewers of Ann Arbor. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office hired McFadden as a Deputy Sheriff in April of 1965. During his tenure he was also part of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT).
A Day in the Life of a Deputy
Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash at M-52 and Bethel Church in Sharon Township on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Corporal Mike Williams, lead investigator, with Corporals Steve Wallen, Jeff Saren and Tom Mercure did an outstanding job of managing and conducting the kind of detailed on-scene investigation required in such a matter.
WCSO Underwater Search and Recovery Team Assists in Special Olympics Fundraiser at the Big House
Comprised of highly trained and certified divers from multiple divisions’ within the Sheriff’s Office, the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) is responsible for water recovery operations within the County and is active in community in a variety of different capacities.
ALICE Active Shooter Community Forum
 
WCSO & County Public Schools Partner to Host Community Forum about the A.L.I.C.E. Initiative
Washtenaw County law enforcement officials in partnership with county public schools are hosting two forums to provide information and awareness of active shooter training. Parents, particularly, are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.
Boater Safety Classes Available
Whether your interest is in fishing, sailing, canoeing or water-skiing, boating education is essential. The WCSO Marine Division offers many Boater Safety Courses each year. In order to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, citizens who are involved in boating activities are strongly encouraged to attend these classes. Please refer to the following information for the current class schedule.
Jury Finds Derrell Evans Guilty of 3 Felonies
On 5/29/13, Deputies Dan Buffa and Kevin Hause responded to a vehicle fire on Ohio Street in Ypsilanti Township. Partnering with Detective Craig Raisanen, their investigation revealed that Derrell Evans burned the vehicle owned by his soon to be ex-girlfriend. Following the vehicle fire, Evans continued to seriously threaten and attempt to intimidate witnesses, eventually fleeing the State. He was subsequently located in Nevada and extradited back to Michigan in September.
6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap was a Frozen Success!
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Frozen Leap team, Squeal Team Six, may have only had four members this year, but they were still at the top of their game.
6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap
The 6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap is set for Saturday, February 15th, 2014. If you've never heard of the Ford Lake Frozen Leap all you need to know is that you can see your fellow Sheriff Office employees, also known as “Squeal Team Six”, jumping into Ford Lake while it's freezing outside!
WCSO Police Service Dog Visits Dexter Elementary School
Deputy Gerrod Visel and his canine partner, Karn, visited Wylie Elementary School in Dexter to perform a demonstration to assist his son, Brayden, during a speech on police service dogs and their training.
Please Use Caution When Driving On Snow & Ice Covered Roads
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and those who travel through our County to continue to be alert and use caution when driving.
MSA Newsletter & Press Release: Sheriff Clayton Elected Vice-Chair of MCOLES
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, was elected to serve as Vice-Chair of MCOLES for the term beginning January 1, 2014.
Sheriff's Office Service Desk Hours of Operation Have Changed
Sheriff's Office Service Center Lobby and Service Desk hours have changed.
WCSO Non-Essential Offices Closed Monday, January 6, 2014
Due to the significant winter storm, all non-essential Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Operations and Buildings will be closed Monday January 6, 2014.
Jerry Clayton, Sheriff
 
Jerry L. Clayton, Sheriff
 
Jerry L. Clayton, Sheriff
 
Caution Slippery Road
 
Squeal Team Six
 
CO Josh Johnson
CO Johnson was the top fund raiser, raising $1200 - Way to go CO Johnson!
HR Charlene Gransden
 
Bobby Alvarez, Son of Sgt. Bob Alvarez
 
WCSO Dive Team Members
 
6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap
 
WCSO Dive Team
 
Slay Hoard Mack Hause Raisanen
 
Deputy Dan Buffa
 
USRT & Brady Hoke
 
USRT & Denard Robinson
 
USRT
 
USRT Set Up
 
2-27-14 Whiteout Conditions
 
2-27-14 Whiteout Conditions 2
 
Valentine, McFadden, Ptaszek
 
Valentine, McFadden, Ptaszek
 
Sgt. Paul Cook, Scio Twp Fire and Humane Society Huron Valley
Sgt. Paul Cook, Scio Twp Fire and Humane Society Huron Valley rescue dog from Huron River.
Mounted Unit Team Members bring Mr. Mullins to safety
 
WCSO Mounted Unit Members
 
WCSO Mounted Unit Members 2
 
Drug Take Back 2014
 
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