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Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dogs “re-certified” as patrol dogs under the auspices of the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), Region 19. The USPCA is the largest, oldest and most recognized police dog certifying authority in North America. Typically the dogs certify annually under the USPCA as patrol, tracking and detection dogs, and every two (2) years under the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers for the same disciplines. The dogs also compete for civilian obedience and other titles.

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WCSO & Human Society of Huron Valley looking for person(s) who killed a family of swans

WCSO & Human Society of Huron Valley looking for person(s) who killed a family of swans

Sometime around 6:15 a.m. on August 10th, 2016 a family of swans in the area of Parker Rd. and Scio Church Rd. were run over. Deputies were called to the area by numerous concerned citizens. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that 4 juvenile swans and one adult swan had been run over and killed.

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WCSO warns about IRS Impersonation Scams

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.

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WCSO participates in a friendly completion with the Dexter Dreadnaughts’ Trap Shooting Team

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.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division and Emergency Services Division

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.

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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.

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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Cybersecurity of Business...Made Simple comes to Wasthenaw County

Cybersecurity of Business...Made Simple comes to Wasthenaw County

A national effort to educate businesses on the simple steps to improve online safety is coming to Washtenaw County.

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WCSO Marine Safety Section – Swift Water Alert

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.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotions:

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Stay Safe in the Heat

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.

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WCSO Community Education Series: Body Cameras

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.

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Paddle Sport Safety Tips from WCSO Marine Safety

Paddle Sport Safety Tips from WCSO Marine Safety

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wants those on the waterways to have a safe and enjoyable day on their canoes and kayaks.

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WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for Telecommunicator Week

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.

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2016 WCSO Jail Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Competition

2016 WCSO Jail Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Competition

As an incentive and reward for good behavior (and to have some fun) the WCSO jail held its first annual Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Contest this year.

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Awareness through Education Community Conversation {Session 2}

Awareness through Education Community Conversation {Session 2}

The Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Crisis in Washtenaw County Eastern Washtenaw Community Conversation!

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady to get Body Armor

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady to get Body Armor

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bady’s vest is sponsored by Theodore Sippel of Manchester, MI and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

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WCSO Partners with West Willow Community for a Very Successful 2016 Fall Festival

WCSO Partners with West Willow Community for a Very Successful 2016 Fall Festival

On Saturday October 29th, from 11 am to 5 pm the WCSO, the New West Willow Neighborhood Association, and West Willow Community members partnered to hold the 2016 Community Fall Festival.

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Community Notification – K9 Unit Training Simulations

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.

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WCSO Community Engagement Director Derrick Jackson participates in a TEDx Event

WCSO Community Engagement Director Derrick Jackson participates in a TEDx Event

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. Below is the write up and YouTube video of Director Jackson… check it out!

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