Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton is proud to announce the most recent promotions within the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
Congratulations to all!
Ryan Brown – Program Operations Coordinator
Ryan has served with the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. He began his career in Marine Safety and then served as a Court Security Officer before assuming the role of Programs Coordinator at Community Corrections. A position he has held for the last five years. Over the course of his career, he has received a number of Unit Citations, a Life Saving Award with the Stockbridge Police Department, and the Community Corrections Employee of the Year Award in 2012. He was a member of the 15th Judicial District Court’s Sobriety Court team for six years, and is an Associate Member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors. Ryan is currently working on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
Joshua Arts – Police Services Sergeant
Josh began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2006. Prior to coming to the Sheriff’s Office he served with the Walker Police Department for three (3) years. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office Josh has served primarily in uniform patrol including acting as a Police Training Officer (PTO) for new Deputy Sheriff’s and working within a special community-oriented policing team in Superior Township. Josh also served in an investigative and quick response role to community crime problems with the Sheriff’s Community Action Team (CAT) and is a team leader with Washtenaw County Metro-SWAT. Josh holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University where he also attended the Police Academy, graduating number one his class.
C’na Justice – Corrections Sergeant
C’na, a former Detroit Police Officer, began her career as a Corrections Officer with the Sheriff’s Office in September of 2005. She has served as field training officer and was selected as Officer of the Quarter and Corrections Division Employee of the Year in 2014. She has attended advanced training programs in Direct Supervision and Inmate Behavior Management (2012) and Supervision in the Jail setting (2016), and served as a part of the team who authored the Sheriff’s Office new Inmate Rule Handbook in 2014. C’na is one of the few members of the Sheriff’s Office who holds state certification as both a corrections and law enforcement officer. C'na holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.
Richard Williams III – Corrections Sergeant
Richard began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in October of 2004. Graduating at the top of his Basic Corrections Officer Academy class in 2005, he soon began assisting in the training of new employees. He has received the Sheriff’s Office Life Saving Award in 2011 along with numerous Unit Citations and acknowledgements for consistently maintaining a top-rated housing unit. Richard served as a part of the team who authored the Sheriff’s Office new Inmate Rule Handbook in 2014 and was selected to participate in numerous advanced training opportunities including but not limited to crisis negotiation training with SWAT and Inmate Behavior Management and Direct Supervision. He was selected to work with Corrections Officers from other agencies visiting the Sheriff’s Office in support of their orientation to the Inmate Behavior Management and Direct Supervision philosophies of inmate management.
Nicholas Burleson – Corrections Sergeant
Nick began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in December of 2008 as a Communications Operator. He then served as a Community Service Officer (CSO) before being promoted to Corrections Officer in April of 2014. As a Corrections Officer he has served as a field training officer and was involved in a number of special projects, most notably the transition to a new Jail Management Information System in 2012 and training to serve as a Basic Corrections Academy instructor. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, Nick served his country in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve for 8 ½ years as a Military Police Officer and a Drill Sergeant Candidate. Nick holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.