Sheriff's Office Updates
Complete listing of Sheriff Office updates.
The WCSO takes particular pride in this program as it is an entirely staff generated initiative designed to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for themselves and those whom they love. Selected by school social workers on the basis of demonstrated need, these are children who might not otherwise have had much of a holiday.
Beginning Monday, March 28, 2016 Northbound Wiard Road at Tyler Road & Tyler Road at Wiard Road in Ypsilanti Township will be closed until July 2016.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9s Fred and Argo have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by an anonymous sponsor.
Frank Romine, son of Keri Romine, Owner & Proprietor of the Dexter Mill, received a special visit in early December.
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.
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.
Just seven days after being trained and equipped with Naloxone, Deputy Bynum of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify, administer, and ultimately save the life of someone in the midst of an overdose from heroin.
On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2016; Congresswoman Dingell and Gene Kopf from Kalamazoo to Speak at Press Conference.
All the law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County have joined together to help make our County and our residents safer, by holding a Gun Safety Week June 20th through June 25th, 2016 in order to educate and raise awareness and encourage responsible gun ownership. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 1st declaring June 20th through June 25th as Gun Safety Week in Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy Urban and K-9 Fred have been awarded "case-of-the-quarter" by the United States Police Canine Association. Deputy Urban and K-9 Fred were recognized for their outstanding performance in assisting a neighboring agency with the timely and safe arrest of a wanted felonious domestic assault suspect with a violent history.
The Sheriff's Office K9 Unit will be engaged in training simulations in the 2300 to 2600 area of Tessmer Road, Lodi Township, on Saturday morning, April 9th, 2016.
A national effort to educate businesses on the simple steps to improve online safety is coming to Washtenaw County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wants those on the waterways to have a safe and enjoyable day on their canoes and kayaks.
Did you know that of the sleep-related infant deaths in Washtenaw County 70% occurred in an unsafe sleep location and 50% of them involved an infant sleeping on the same surface with another person? These deaths are preventable!