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2017

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2017 – Donations & Fundraising!
For the past fifteen years during the holiday season the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has held the “Shop with a Cop” program in both western and eastern Washtenaw County. Its purpose is to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for those whom they love.
WCSO Shop with a Cop Fundraiser
All friends, family and supporters of Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and Shop With A Cop are invited to participate in a fundraising event on Monday, November 20, 2017.
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Mental Health Criminal Justice Diversion Advisory Council Announced
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and Community Mental Health Director Trish Cortes to convene a county Mental Health Criminal Justice Diversion Advisory Council
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28, 2017 at the Service Center
On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 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 WCSO 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.
Dexter Community Conversation
 
WCSO invites you to a conversation about the mental health/ substance use disorder/opioid crisis
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is inviting the greater Dexter community to a conversation about the Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder /Opioid Crisis in Washtenaw County. It will be taking place on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Mill Creek Middle School, 7305 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter, 48130.
WCSO Community Education Series: Body Cameras
Thursday, September 28th the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) will be hosting one of the Sheriff’s Office Community Education Series events. The YDL was interested in bringing two of these sessions to the library and asked that the topics be body cameras and mental health partnerships. Chief Deputy Bazick will be leading the discussion and will have on hand some of the body cam devices for residents to become familiar with. The goal is to remove any myths around the cameras and allow residents to ask any questions they may have.
WCSO participated in A2Y Regional Chamber’s 7th Annual Pistol/Trap Shoot
The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber holds this event each year to raise funds for a selected agency. This year a portion of all proceeds were donated to the Washtenaw 100 Club; an organization that supports families of the men and women of the law enforcement and firefighting community.
Awareness through Education Community Conversation {Session 2}
The Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Crisis in Washtenaw County Eastern Washtenaw Community Conversation!
In Remembrance of Police Service Dog Bary
We regret to inform you of the passing of retired Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dog Bary this morning. the police service dog.
Manchester Kiwanis Club honors Corporal Kevin Blanchard as Officer of the Year
Each year the Manchester Kiwanis Club chooses a Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year. This year they honored Corporal Kevin Blanchard and a Manchester Firefighter. Recipients of this award display characteristics that the community finds admirable, not just based on an event or two, but upon an entire years’ worth of service to the community. The choice is made with the assistance of command officers.
Awareness through Education Community Conversation Kick-Off
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton, U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell invite you to attend this vital kick-off conversation with our residents about the mental health/ substance use disorder/opioid crisis affecting all of us across Washtenaw County.
Retired Sheriff’s Office Corporal Harry Valentine Honored as Grand Marshal of the Dexter Daze Parade
Corporal Harry Valentine retired from the Sheriff’s Office in December of 2014 with 30 years of service to the Washtenaw County community. His contributions continue even today, as he is still an active member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.
WCSO Life Jacket Loaner Program – Up and Running for the Season!
The life jacket loaner program is designed to assist boaters that have forgotten or don't have any life jackets as the law requires.
WCSO Work Program Garden Helps Feed Our Community
The WCSO Work Program Garden grows and delivers garden fresh vegetables to help feed some of the most needy in our community! Earlier this year Community Work Program Officers Tim Wolverton and Jason Polger, under the direction of WCSO Lt. Kurt Schiappacasse, helped develop a garden site on the WCSO Service Center property. Members of the community who posed no threat to others are assigned to the Work Program by the Courts and helped give back to the community by growing fresh vegetables.
WCSO Dexter Dreadnaughts’ Trap Shooting Summary
 
WCSO participates in a friendly completion with the Dexter Dreadnaughts’ Trap Shooting Team
WCSO Deputies participated in a friendly trap shooting competition with the Dexter High School Trap Team on June 6th at the Ann Arbor Moose Sportsman’s League in Dexter Township. A great way for WCSO to engage with the youth and the communities we serve.
WCSO Participated in an Active Shooter Exercise
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) participated in a full-scale county-wide active shooter exercise on June 7, 2017. Other participating agencies included Pittsfield Department of Public Safety, Ann Arbor Police Department, Eastern Michigan University Police Department, several area Fire Departments, Huron Valley Ambulance, Washtenaw County Emergency Management, and St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems.
Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2017
All the law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County have joined together again this year to help make our County and our residents safer by holding a Gun Safety Week June 18th through June 24th, 2017 in order to educate and raise aware-ness and encourage responsible gun ownership. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 7th declaring June 18th through June 24th as Gun Safety Week in Washtenaw County.
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division
On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotions:
Interrupter Door-To-Door Campaign
Join us for our annual Interrupter door-to-door campaign as we knock on 3,000 doors in hopes of educating our neighbors and interrupting violence before it happens.
Medication Take Back May 2017
 
Peace Officer’s Memorial & National Correctional Officers and Employees Week
National Correctional Officers & Employees Week {May 7th - 13th, 2017} Police Week {May 14th - 20th, 2017}
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division and Emergency Services Division
On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotions: David Halteman is appointed as the Washtenaw County Director of Emergency Services/Homeland Security. Dispatch Operations Coordinator Rochelle Noonan is appointed to the position of Emergency Services Manager. Sgt. Keith Flores is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Police Services Division. Sgt. Chad Teets is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Police Services Division.
Community Notification – K9 Unit Training Simulations
The Sheriff's Office K9 Unit will be engaged in training simulations in the City of Dexter on Sunday morning, April 23rd, 2017.
WCSO Police Service Dog Unit to participate in K-9 Veterans Day Ceremony
The WCSO Police Service Dog Unit will participate in a ceremony for K-9 Veterans Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Michigan War Dog Memorial located at 25805 Milford Rd., South Lyon 48178.
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WCSO Marine Safety Section – Swift Water Alert
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Marine Safety Section is urging the public to exercise extreme caution when engaging in recreational activity on any stream or river in Washtenaw County.
WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for Telecommunicator Week
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the week of April 9, 2017 through April 15, 2017, as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week in Washtenaw County.
WCSO Community Work Program Assists with the Grace Fellowship Food Bank
The Sheriff’s Office Community Work Program assists Grace Fellowship House of Solutions distribute FREE groceries to those in need on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of every month.
WCSO warns about IRS Impersonation Scams
During tax time many IRS imposters attempt to take advantage of people at tax deadline time. Criminals are looking for ways to steal your money or your identity. Don’t fall victim to an IRS scam.
WCSO to Provide Active Shooter Training for Faith Community
This Saturday, February 25, 2017 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting our Active Shooter and Active Assailant Training for our local faith community.
WCSO shares SEMCOG’s regional update reference the increase in traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries with some tips on how to avoid crashes and reduce injuries.
Preliminary analysis by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) shows that traffic crashes in the seven-county region (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties) have increased for the fourth consecutive year. Total traffic crashes increased by six percent in 2016, up from 138,710 crashes in 2015. Both traffic fatalities and serious injuries increased by 10 percent in the region. The rise in traffic crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries in Southeast Michigan is consistent with state and national trends.
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May Promotions
 
Police Corrections Week
 
Krings Rush Promotions
 
Stay Safe in the Heat
If you need a place to cool off from the heat during business hours, many public libraries and public buildings, including the County Human Services Building at 555 Towner St. Ypsilanti offer it.
Gun Safety Week
 
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Life Jacket Loaner Program
 
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PSD Bary
 
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Pistol Trap Shoot
 
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