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Family Campouts at Rolling Hills County Park

Family Campouts at Rolling Hills County Park

You and your family are invited to join us for an overnight camping adventure! August 6-7 and 13-14

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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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Keeping Soil In it's Place: Storm Drain Inlet Filters

Keeping Soil In it's Place: Storm Drain Inlet Filters

Do you live in a subdivision? Perhaps you shop at local big box stores or use public parking facilities?

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Sheriff Clayton's letter to staff after recent tragic events

Sheriff Clayton's letter to staff after recent tragic events

Let me begin by sharing my thoughts and prayers with all those that have been directly and indirectly affected by the recent events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul and Dallas.

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"Find Us" Web Map Upgrade

"Find Us" Web Map Upgrade

Check out the new Find Us map for locating Washtenaw County departments.

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Immunization Waiver Appointments Now Available

Immunization Waiver Appointments Now Available

Parents or guardians opting out of the vaccinations required for their child or children to attend childcare or school, must request a waiver from their local public health department. To schedule an appointment in Washtenaw County, please call 734-544-6700.

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Evan Pratt's Interview in Pipeline Magazine

Evan Pratt's Interview in Pipeline Magazine

Pipeline, a publication of the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioner, Vol 25, No 2, Summer 2016, includes an interview with Evan Pratt and his thoughts and roles on the Governor's 21st Century Infrastructure Commission

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WCSO honors Vivian Culp and Isabel Kipke for saving the life of their friend/sister

WCSO honors Vivian Culp and Isabel Kipke for saving the life of their friend/sister

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.

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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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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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Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2016; Congresswoman Dingell and Gene Kopf from Kalamazoo to Speak at Press Conference.

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.

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Farm Stand Thursdays!

Farm Stand Thursdays!

Farm Stand Thursdays at Washtenaw County Public Health start June 16th! Join us 11 am - 2 pm in the courtyard at 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti

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Border-to-Border Trail Closure

Border-to-Border Trail Closure

A section of the B2B in Gallup Park (Geddes Dam to the Gallup Picnic Shelter) will be closed for reconstruction on July 5 through September.

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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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Washtenaw Continuum of Care Reviewing Governance Structure

Washtenaw Continuum of Care Reviewing Governance Structure

After two years, it is time to reevaluate and make improvements to make our Continuum of Care even stronger

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Ready, Set, Go!  The 2016 Geocache Adventure Has Begun!

Ready, Set, Go! The 2016 Geocache Adventure Has Begun!

The 2016 Geocache Adventure is live. Find all of the caches across the county and submit the code words for a collectible pathtag. Don't forget to find the Challenge Cache! The first person to find all of them and submit the correct codes will get a special prize.

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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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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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New Washtenaw County Community Health Data

New Washtenaw County Community Health Data

Over 2,900 local residents participated in the 2015 Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey. Learn more and explore the data online.

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