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

New Interactive Park Finder!

New Interactive Park Finder!

Washtenaw County Parks and Washtenaw County GIS have teamed up to provide a new park focused, interactive mapping application that works on modern browsers and mobile devices.

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Washtenaw County & City Of Ann Arbor Launch “Welcoming America” Initiatives

City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and Ann Arbor YMCA to welcome and integrate new Americans. Civic, economic and linguistic integration key focus in building “welcoming” community.

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Awareness through Education Community Conversation {Session 2}

Awareness through Education Community Conversation {Session 2}

The Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Crisis in Washtenaw County Eastern Washtenaw Community Conversation!

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Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Learn about local resources and share prevention messages with your communities.

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In Remembrance of Police Service Dog Bary

In Remembrance of Police Service Dog Bary

We regret to inform you of the passing of retired Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dog Bary this morning. the police service dog.

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Manchester Kiwanis Club honors Corporal Kevin Blanchard as Officer of the Year

Manchester Kiwanis Club honors Corporal Kevin Blanchard as Officer of the Year

Each year the Manchester Kiwanis Club chooses a Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year. This year they honored Corporal Kevin Blanchard and a Manchester Firefighter. Recipients of this award display characteristics that the community finds admirable, not just based on an event or two, but upon an entire years’ worth of service to the community. The choice is made with the assistance of command officers.

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Awareness through Education Community Conversation Kick-Off

Awareness through Education Community Conversation Kick-Off

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton, U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell invite you to attend this vital kick-off conversation with our residents about the mental health/ substance use disorder/opioid crisis affecting all of us across Washtenaw County.

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Retired Sheriff’s Office Corporal Harry Valentine Honored as Grand Marshal of the Dexter Daze Parade

Retired Sheriff’s Office Corporal Harry Valentine Honored as Grand Marshal of the Dexter Daze Parade

Corporal Harry Valentine retired from the Sheriff’s Office in December of 2014 with 30 years of service to the Washtenaw County community. His contributions continue even today, as he is still an active member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.

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Washtenaw County Public Health Launches New “Wise Choices” Program—Enroll Today!

Washtenaw County Public Health Launches New “Wise Choices” Program—Enroll Today!

Wise Choices helps Washtenaw County residents make healthy changes by setting small goals. To enroll, call Washtenaw County Public Health at 734-544-6700 and ask for Wise Choices.

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WCSO Life Jacket Loaner Program – Up and Running for the Season!

WCSO Life Jacket Loaner Program – Up and Running for the Season!

The life jacket loaner program is designed to assist boaters that have forgotten or don't have any life jackets as the law requires.

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WCSO Work Program Garden Helps Feed Our Community

WCSO Work Program Garden Helps Feed Our Community

The WCSO Work Program Garden grows and delivers garden fresh vegetables to help feed some of the most needy in our community! Earlier this year Community Work Program Officers Tim Wolverton and Jason Polger, under the direction of WCSO Lt. Kurt Schiappacasse, helped develop a garden site on the WCSO Service Center property. Members of the community who posed no threat to others are assigned to the Work Program by the Courts and helped give back to the community by growing fresh vegetables.

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Halloween Bash - October 28, 2017

Halloween Bash - October 28, 2017

The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is proud to host our Annual Halloween Bash on October 28th, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm! Put on your Halloween garb, and join us as the gymnasium is transformed into a Halloween haven! Get ready for some tricks, some treats and everything in between. Don't miss out on a festive night of family fun and prizes - and we'll top the night off with an amazing balloon drop! $6/person or $22 for family of 4 (each additional family member $3).

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Ready, Set, Go!  The 2017 Geocache Adventure Has Begun!

Ready, Set, Go! The 2017 Geocache Adventure Has Begun!

The 2017 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 participates in a friendly completion with the Dexter Dreadnaughts’ Trap Shooting Team

WCSO participates in a friendly completion with the Dexter Dreadnaughts’ Trap Shooting Team

WCSO Deputies participated in a friendly trap shooting competition with the Dexter High School Trap Team on June 6th at the Ann Arbor Moose Sportsman’s League in Dexter Township. A great way for WCSO to engage with the youth and the communities we serve.

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Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Releases Annual Report, $15.2M Private Investment From Projects

Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Releases Annual Report, $15.2M Private Investment From Projects

2016 WCBRA accomplishments underscore importance of brownfield redevelopment projects to job creation, new housing, removal of environmental hazards and revitalization of neighborhoods.

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It's Still Mosquito Season - Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

It's Still Mosquito Season - Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

A house sparrow from the Saline area found on September 9 was submitted to the state and tested positive for West Nile. Eliminate standing water, prevent mosquito bites and report dead birds.

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WCSO Participated in an Active Shooter Exercise

WCSO Participated in an Active Shooter Exercise

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) participated in a full-scale county-wide active shooter exercise on June 7, 2017. Other participating agencies included Pittsfield Department of Public Safety, Ann Arbor Police Department, Eastern Michigan University Police Department, several area Fire Departments, Huron Valley Ambulance, Washtenaw County Emergency Management, and St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems.

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Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2017

Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2017

All the law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County have joined together again this year to help make our County and our residents safer by holding a Gun Safety Week June 18th through June 24th, 2017 in order to educate and raise aware-ness and encourage responsible gun ownership. The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 7th declaring June 18th through June 24th as Gun Safety Week in Washtenaw County.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces promotions within Police Services Division

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotions:

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