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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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Keeping Soil In Its Place: Silt Fence

Keeping Soil In Its Place: Silt Fence

Ever wonder what the black fencing around construction sites is and what it is used for? It's called Silt Fence and is used on construction sites for sediment control. Silt fence is designed to be used as a perimeter sediment control device to keep eroded soil particles from leaving construction sites.

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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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Annual Report

Annual Report

Washtenaw County Public Health's 2015 annual report is available

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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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Sheriff Jerry Clayton releases the WCSO 2015 Annual Report

Sheriff Jerry Clayton releases the WCSO 2015 Annual Report

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the release of our Annual Report for 2015. After years of releasing a smaller Community Report, the 2015 Annual Report provides a much more comprehensive look at the highlights, direct community impact, and the “value added” of our decisions and actions for 2015.

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Veterans and the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic

Veterans and the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic

The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic helps residents who need low cost dental services. We can help veterans and their families register with the dental clinic or find out if they are eligible for better health or dental benefits.

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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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Welcome New Community Partners for Clean Streams

Welcome New Community Partners for Clean Streams

This month we already can welcome two new Community Partners for Clean Streams: Trillium Real Estate and the Saline Environmental Commission. Both organizations have ongoing projects to prevent pollution and promote water quality. Thank you for everything that you already do and we look forward to helping you with future projects.

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Have You Seen Me?  Balanced & Restorative Justice in Action.

Have You Seen Me? Balanced & Restorative Justice in Action.

You may have been driving along one of our Washtenaw County roadways and wondered, “What’s with all the bags?” If so, the Sheriff’s Office Community Work Program (CWP) is the answer. If you are not aware, the Community Work Program (CWP) is a balanced and restorative justice sentencing option for carefully selected individuals who have committed minor crimes.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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