News from Across eWashtenaw

These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.

Two (2) New K-9 Recruits Find Homes with the Sheriff's Office

Two (2) New K-9 Recruits Find Homes with the Sheriff's Office

Over the last several months, the Sheriff’s Office has identified two (2) new police service dog handlers and engaged in the search for police service dog candidates to serve with them; dogs that match the competencies required of a multi-purpose (patrol, tracking & detection) police service dog. On Thursday, January 10th, 2015, Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dog (PSD) trainer John Bochenek delivered our two (2) new police service dog recruits to their respective new partners and homes.

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2015 Point in Time (PIT) Count for Homeless scheduled for Wed. Jan. 28

2015 Point in Time (PIT) Count for Homeless scheduled for Wed. Jan. 28

The 2015 PIT Count will count both sheltered and unsheltered homeless in Washtenaw county, with an emphasis on ending veteran and chronic homelessness as part of the Zero2016 campaign

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January is Radon Action Month - test your home today!

January is Radon Action Month - test your home today!

Half-priced radon test kits are available at Washtenaw County Public Health’s Environmental Health Division and the Ypsilanti Township Supervisor’s Office through January 30, 2015.

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February 14th- 11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Join us for the 11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby at Independence Lake County Park!

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Dental Clinic Now Taking Appointments

Dental Clinic Now Taking Appointments

Great news! The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic is now taking appointments. New patients may call 877-313-6232.

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It's a New Year - Take the L.E.A.D.!

It's a New Year - Take the L.E.A.D.!

Sheriff Jerry Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community join the Michigan Sheriff’s Association (MSA) in supporting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) on January 9, 2015.

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Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis for Washtenaw County now available

Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis for Washtenaw County now available

Last completed in 2007, this new analysis examines the housing market through boom, bust and recovery.

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Warming Centers expanded in Washtenaw County for Winter 2014-2015

Washtenaw County has expanded its daytime and overnight warming center in response to the increased demand for safe, warm spaces for individuals experiencing homelessness during severe winter weather.

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Washtenaw Wilderness

Washtenaw Wilderness

Join our office at 705 N. Zeeb Rd. in becoming a certified Washtenaw Wilderness habitat site. Support wildlife by providing food and water, building cover and creating areas suited for raising young. More information at nwf.org.

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Underwater Search and Recovery Team Applicants Engage in “Practical Assessment Process”

Underwater Search and Recovery Team Applicants Engage in “Practical Assessment Process”

The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT) is comprised of law enforcement officers who are also highly trained professional divers. On December 3rd, 2014, prospective team member applicants from the Sheriff’s Office and Arbor City and Ypsilanti City Police Departments met to participate in the practical swim testing portion of the new member assessment process. The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) posted vacancies on the USRT for full-time Law Enforcement personnel employed in Washtenaw County. After receiving applications, applicants were tested for swimming proficiency and offered the opportunity to experience some of the specialized equipment utilized by the USRT.

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Master Rain Gardener Training Class

Master Rain Gardener Training Class

Train as a Master Rain Gardener - and become a resource for your neighborhood by keeping river water clean! Rain Gardens filter and cool storm water so that our streams and rivers run clean. It is a nonpoint solution for nonpoint source pollution.

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Seeking Volunteers for Boards, Committees, and Commissions

The Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Please submit resumes and cover letters by no later than January 9, 2015 to pearte@ewashtenaw.org, 734-222-6528 (fax), or appointments@ewashtenaw.org. You can also apply online at ewashtenaw.org. If you mail your cover letter and resume, address it to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107.

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Sheriff Clayton Announces Three Special Assignment Appointments in Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

Sheriff Clayton Announces Three Special Assignment Appointments in Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

It is a sincere pleasure to announce the following special assignment appointments:

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Collaborative Inter-Agency Response & Investigation Leads to Arrest of B&E Suspect

Collaborative Inter-Agency Response & Investigation Leads to Arrest of B&E Suspect

At approximately 2:10 a.m., on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported breaking & entering in progress at the leasing office and maintenance garage of Eastwood Terrace Apartments, Ypsilanti Township. While responding, Deputies observed a gold/tan Buick Century driving eastbound away from the apartments. Upon arrival, they observed the office door had been kicked open and noted visible imprints from the suspect’s shoes. An on-duty Ann Arbor Police Department service dog was requested and responded to the scene.

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