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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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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Fred and Argo have been awarded bullet and stab protective vests

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Fred and Argo have been awarded bullet and stab protective vests

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Fred and Argo have been awarded ballistic vests thanks to a non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., the vests were sponsored by an anonymous donor. K9’s Fred and Argo vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”.

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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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Medication Take Back Event ~ Pioneer High School Parking Lot

Medication Take Back Event ~ Pioneer High School Parking Lot

On Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Ann Arbor Police Department and the Division of Pain Research (UM, Department of Anesthesiology) are hosting a medication take back event in the Pioneer High School Parking Lot.

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WCSO Shop with a Cop 2015 – Donations Needed!

WCSO Shop with a Cop 2015 – Donations Needed!

For the past fourteen years during the holiday season the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has held the “Shop with a Cop” program in both western and eastern Washtenaw County. Its purpose is to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for those whom they love.

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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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WCSO Public Safety Announcement – Everything you need to know about Personal Floatation Devices!

WCSO Public Safety Announcement – Everything you need to know about Personal Floatation Devices!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. With summer in full swing, the lakes and rivers are a great place for recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, kayaks and canoes.

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WCSO Warns about IRS Imposters and Scams

WCSO Warns about IRS Imposters and 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, YPD & Ypsilanti Community Schools put on their first Junior Police Academy

WCSO, YPD & Ypsilanti Community Schools put on their first Junior Police Academy

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Ypsilanti Police Department and the Ypsilanti Community School District partnered this summer to run the 2016 Junior Police Academy. The academy was held at Ypsilanti High School over a three-week period and allowed 14 middle school age students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) to attend a mini police academy.

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WCSO Sergeant & Deputies locate & save missing persons life

WCSO Sergeant & Deputies locate & save missing persons life

The WCSO would like to commend Sgt. Mike Mahalick, Deputy Jim Roy and Deputy Thomas Couch for their exceptional police work in locating and saving the life of a missing 72 year old male with heart and seizure conditions.

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Arrest made in July 22nd Superior Township Shooting

Arrest made in July 22nd Superior Township Shooting

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in cooperation with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Washtenaw Metro-SWAT, and the Westland Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant resulting in the arrest of the suspect in the July 22nd, 2016 shooting in Superior Township.

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WCSO Deputies Save Eleven Lives Utilizing Naloxone

WCSO Deputies Save Eleven Lives Utilizing Naloxone

In the less than five months since Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies began carrying Naloxone, they have saved 11 lives. This number does not reflect the lives saved where Sheriff’s Office deputies were on the scene but HVA or EMT-trained firefighter personnel administered the Naloxone. This equates to more than two lives saved per month because deputies who were first on the scene carried Naloxone, were trained to use it and immediately administered it when encountering a suspected heroin overdose.

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Summer 16 Youth Employment Program in Full Effect!

Summer 16 Youth Employment Program in Full Effect!

WCSO partnered with Michigan Works, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce and My Brother’s Keeper to assist Washtenaw County's Youth population in obtaining employment over the summer months.

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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 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

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Different Deputies make Overdose Saves within Same Shift

Different Deputies make Overdose Saves within Same Shift

WCSO Deputies have been equipped with Naloxone, a medication to treat opioid overdose in an emergency situation, since August of 2015. Since then deputies have saved sixteen (16) lives by administering Naloxone; the two most recent lives were saved by different deputies within the same shift.

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