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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.

Gun Safety WeekLocal law enforcement agencies will be giving away free gun locks to the public and will have information about gun safe-ty and how residents can help keep themselves and their families safe. (Note: firearms are not permitted on the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University campuses.)

Washtenaw County law enforcement agencies and community partners will be holding a press conference on Tuesday June 20th at 10:00 am in front of the main entrance to the WCSO, 2201 Hogback, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Speakers will include Jessie Marshall, Washtenaw County Public Health Medical Director, Theresa Reid from Moms Demand Action, Charles Wilson from Washtenaw Alive, Barbara Neiss-May from SafeHouse, Board of Commissioners Chair Andy LaBarre, and Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton.

The mental health community, organizations concerned with gun safety, human service providers, faith, and community groups partnering with the Sheriff‘s Office and local law enforcement to support Gun Safety Week 2017 include:

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

Ann Arbor Police Department

Pittsfield Department of Public Safety

Chelsea Police Department

Saline Police Department

Michigan State Police

Ypsilanti Police Department

Milan Police Department

U of M Police Department

EMU Police Department

Northfield Police Department

Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office

Washtenaw County Government

Washtenaw County Youth Center

Physicians for Prevention of Gun Violence

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Washtenaw Alive Suicide Prevention Coalition

SafeHouse Shelter

WCSO Council of Clergy

Washtenaw Alliance for Children & Youth

Washtenaw Area Council for Children

Washtenaw Intermediate School District

The Ypsilanti Community Schools

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Washtenaw County Public Health VA Ann Arbor Health Systems The Corner Health Center Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence


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