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Getting the Whole Picture...Sheriff’s Office Acquiring Body-Worn Cameras

Getting the Whole Picture...Sheriff’s Office Acquiring Body-Worn Cameras

Deputies have used in-car video for a number of years to document their public contacts, enforcement activity, and response to both critical and more routine calls for service and self-initiated activity.

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Dexter High School Trap Team Challenges WCSO to a Friendly Competition

Dexter High School Trap Team Challenges WCSO to a Friendly Competition

WCSO Deputies participated in a friendly trap shooting competition with the Dexter High School Trap Team on May 17th at the Ann Arbor Moose Sportsman’s League in Dexter. A great way for WCSO to engage with the youth and the communities we serve.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of 2 new Police Services Lieutenant's

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of 2 new Police Services Lieutenant's

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotion, effective Sunday, October 19th, 2014:

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Police Service Deputies in action . . . saving lives . . .

Police Service Deputies in action . . . saving lives . . .

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputies have been taking action and doing great things...

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Lori Butler Retires

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Lori Butler Retires

Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Lori Butler today, May 31st, 2013.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Paul Mobbs Retires

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Paul Mobbs Retires

Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Paul Mobbs today, May 31st, 2013.

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WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, October 12th, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015.

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Police Service Dogs Engage in Waterborne Activity Training

Police Service Dogs Engage in Waterborne Activity Training

Police Service Dogs can be single purpose, dual purpose or multi-purpose dogs. Sheriff's Office Dogs are multi-purpose, meaning they are tracking dogs, have a detection specialty and are also certified as patrol dogs meaning that they are capable of searching for articles or people and engaging in criminal apprehension and the protection of their handler or others. In addition to being environmentally stable, multi-purpose dogs must be capable of absorbing extensive training.

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Problem Oriented Policing highlighted!

Problem Oriented Policing is the operating philosophy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and over the last few years we have been progressing towards full implementation.

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Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Honors Deputy Brian Webb as an “All-Star in Impaired Driving Enforcement”

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Honors Deputy Brian Webb as an “All-Star in Impaired Driving Enforcement”

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is coordinating the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk driving enforcement campaign, July 1-13. To help increase awareness of the increased enforcement effort and the importance of not driving drunk, OHSP is planning kickoff press conferences on July 1.

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5th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap

5th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap

The 5th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap is set for Saturday, February 16th, 2013. If you've never heard of the Ford Lake Frozen Leap all you need to know is that this year you can see your fellow Sheriff Office employees, also known as “The WCSO Polar Pigs”, jumping into Ford Lake while it's freezing outside!

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WCSO Police Service Dog Team Visit Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter

WCSO Police Service Dog Team Visit Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter

Deputy Urban and his canine partner, Fred, visited a Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter last week to help them earn their Gerri Flower Pedal Badge which is about respecting authority and “playing by the rules”. Deputy Urban and Fred received this nice letter of thanks from the Daisy Troop:

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National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2013)

National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2013)

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Use this toolkit for information and ideas on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during Child Passenger Safety Week, National Seat Check Saturday, and throughout the year.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of Lieutenant Marlene Radzik to the rank of Police Services Commander

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of Lieutenant Marlene Radzik to the rank of Police Services Commander

In anticipation of the retirement of Police Services Commander Dieter Heren in December of this year, Sheriff Clayton has appointed Marlene Radzik his successor as Police Services Division Commander. To provide for a measured and orderly change of command prior to Commander Heren’s retirement, her promotion is effective Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. For the next few months, Commander Radzik will continue to serve in her present role as operational area commander in Sheriff’s East Operations. During this time period, she will also engage in transitional activities to prepare for assuming divisional command upon Commander Heren’s retirement.

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WCSO Deputies & Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety partner with a Dexter Daisy Troop to learn about safety!

WCSO Deputies & Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety partner with a Dexter Daisy Troop to learn about safety!

Back in April, Corporal Stuck, Deputy Spike and Kalamazoo DPS Officer Higby visited a Dexter Daisy Troop at the Dexter Library to talk about safety.

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WCSO to Host Gun Turn-in Program Saturday, June 25th, 2016

WCSO to Host Gun Turn-in Program Saturday, June 25th, 2016

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Gun Turn-In program this Saturday, June 25th. If you have a gun that you would like to dispose of come turn it in to the WCSO. For each working firearm you return you will be given a $50 Visa gift card.

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Underwater Search and Recovery Team Welcomes Two (2) New Divers

Underwater Search and Recovery Team Welcomes Two (2) New Divers

The Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT) recently completed a three (3) day training aimed both at certifying our two (2) new divers and re-certifying current team divers as Surface Supplied Air Divers. The training was challenging, requiring ten (10) to twelve (12) hours of physically demanding work and diving each day. Notably, our new divers accumulated in excess of six (6) hours of bottom time over the three (3) day period inclusive of classroom time.

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A Day in the Life of a Deputy

A Day in the Life of a Deputy

Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash at M-52 and Bethel Church in Sharon Township on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Corporal Mike Williams, lead investigator, with Corporals Steve Wallen, Jeff Saren and Tom Mercure did an outstanding job of managing and conducting the kind of detailed on-scene investigation required in such a matter.

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K-9 Karn Locates Handgun Used in Shooting

K-9 Karn Locates Handgun Used in Shooting

Deputy Gerrod Visel and his partner K-9 Karn responded to a request for assistance and were able to locate a handgun used in a shooting at an apartment complex in Ypsilanti Township.

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Passing of Corrections Officer Chad Hilborn

Passing of Corrections Officer Chad Hilborn

It is with great sorrow and deep sadness that the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office informs you of the death of WCSO Corrections Officer Chad Hilborn. Chad died this morning shortly after 7:30 a.m. as the result of a multi-car crash, which occurred near the corner of Michigan Avenue and Arkona Road in Bridgewater Township.

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