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Have You Seen Me?  Balanced & Restorative Justice in Action.

Have You Seen Me? Balanced & Restorative Justice in Action.

You may have been driving along one of our Washtenaw County roadways and wondered, “What’s with all the bags?” If so, the Sheriff’s Office Community Work Program (CWP) is the answer. If you are not aware, the Community Work Program (CWP) is a balanced and restorative justice sentencing option for carefully selected individuals who have committed minor crimes.

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Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying 1985 Homicide Victim

Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying 1985 Homicide Victim

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, along with the Medical Examiner's Office, are asking for your help identifying an unknown homicide victim from 1985.

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Sentencing of Daniel Jackson

Sentencing of Daniel Jackson

Sheriff’s Office May 2012 investigation into school bus sexual assaults that occurred in the West Willow Neighborhood came to a close September 17th, 2012, with the guilty plea and sentencing of Daniel Jackson to nine (9) counts of criminal sexual conduct before the Honorable Melinda Morris in the Washtenaw County Trial Court.

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Home Invasion Suspects identified!!

Home Invasion Suspects identified!!

On September 17, 2012 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 1900 Blk of Chevrolet in the West Willow neighborhood for a home invasion investigation. While the deputy on scene was conducting a neighborhood canvass, the deputy observed a juvenile in the area and determined the individual to have been involved in the home invasion he was currently investigating. Deputies along with the Detective Bureau were able to recover stolen property from 3 separate home invasions that had occurred in the past month from two separate residents in the neighborhood.

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Fair and Impartial Policing Forum

Fair and Impartial Policing Forum

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office cordially invites community stakeholders to join us for a discussion of Fair & Impartial Policing.

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WCSO Emergency Services Conducts Skywarn Spotter Training Programs

WCSO Emergency Services Conducts Skywarn Spotter Training Programs

WCSO Emergency Services conducts Skywarn Spotter training programs throughout the community at the beginning of every severe weather season. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in White Lake assigns an experienced meteorologist to conduct the training, which is free of charge and open to anyone at least 18 years of age. The course is about two hours long, and Skywarn Spotter identification codes are issued to all who complete the training.

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WCSO Dep. Urban & K9 Fred Track & Arrest Breaking & Entering-Larceny from Vehicle Suspect

WCSO Dep. Urban & K9 Fred Track & Arrest Breaking & Entering-Larceny from Vehicle Suspect

On March 29, 2016, at around 7:00 p.m., Deputy Urban and K9 Fred responded to a larceny from vehicle complaint in the Cavanaugh Lake area of Washtenaw County.

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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us! Here are a few tips to ensure a safe holiday season.

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Sheriff Jerry Clayton releases the WCSO 2015 Annual Report

Sheriff Jerry Clayton releases the WCSO 2015 Annual Report

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the release of our Annual Report for 2015. After years of releasing a smaller Community Report, the 2015 Annual Report provides a much more comprehensive look at the highlights, direct community impact, and the “value added” of our decisions and actions for 2015.

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Local Auto Dealership Wishes to Thank the WCSO for Great Service, Presents Check for $2,000 to the WISD Education Project, Charity Chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton

Local Auto Dealership Wishes to Thank the WCSO for Great Service, Presents Check for $2,000 to the WISD Education Project, Charity Chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton

Mike Mosser, General Manager of Suburban Chevrolet, Cadillac, Saab, presented a check for $2,000 on behalf of the dealership to Jennifer Martin, representing the Education Project for Homeless Youth, this morning on the Lucy Ann Lance show. The generous donation was designed to “show appreciation for the great work of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office” by benefitting a worthy cause, chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton.

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WCSO honors Vivian Culp and Isabel Kipke for saving the life of their friend/sister

WCSO honors Vivian Culp and Isabel Kipke for saving the life of their friend/sister

On June 15, 2016 at 7:47 p.m., Washtenaw Metro-Dispatch received a 911 call from Isabel Kipke (18), who reported that her sister Tessa (16) had just passed out in their kitchen and was not breathing but had a faint pulse.

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Deputy Joseph Ballard Saves Drowning Man’s Life

Deputy Joseph Ballard Saves Drowning Man’s Life

Because of Deputy Ballard’s courageous actions, risking his own life, he was able to save the life of another. Deputy Ballard’s commitment, courage and selflessness make us all proud.

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Sheriff's Office Launches CrimeMapping.com

Sheriff's Office Launches CrimeMapping.com

Now you can check recent crime activity in your neighborhood, see where the crimes occurred, analyze patterns of crime, and see how far a crime was from your home.

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6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap

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!

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WCSO Lobby Identified as a Craigslist Transaction Safe Zone

WCSO Lobby Identified as a Craigslist Transaction Safe Zone

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several Craigslist robberies. The victims in these robberies were either selling or buying items through Craigslist ads. Many people post ads on Craigslist and other social media websites but this practice has proven, in some circumstances, not the safest way to do business. It is difficult to track or know who you will be meeting face to face.

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Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a life-threatening issue that affects us all.

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WCSO recognizes recent appointments and promotion

WCSO recognizes recent appointments and promotion

A brief ceremony was held on Monday, October 19, 2015, to recognize the appointments of Corrections Commander Eric Kunath and Lieutenant Commander Randy Casey along with the promotion of Corrections Officer David Clifton to Sergeant.

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WCSO Deputies Honored at Board of Commissioners Meeting

WCSO Deputies Honored at Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners presented Deputy Shane Bynum and Deputy Sean Urban with a resolution honoring and expressing appreciation for excellent performance of their duties as Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies and their quick and successful actions to save a human life by administering Naloxone.

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Sheriff Clayton appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards by Governor Snyder

Sheriff Clayton appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards by Governor Snyder

We are proud to announce Sheriff Clayton has been appointed by Governor Snyder as a representative on the Law Enforcement Standards Commission.

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FOUND: Roger Lee Lowe

FOUND: Roger Lee Lowe

Washtenaw County Sheriff Detectives have located missing Lodi Township man.

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