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Join us for Farm Stand Fridays!

Join us for Farm Stand Fridays!

The Ypsilanti Mobile Farm Stand will be here selling fresh fruits and vegetables on Fridays from 10am to 1pm. Farm Stand Fridays start July 10.

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MHFA August 2015 Training Update

There have been a number of changes issued with this training to accommodate class size and MHFA guidelines.

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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 Friday, July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 6th, 2015.

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Reporting Dead Birds - West Nile Virus and Avian Influenza

Reporting Dead Birds - West Nile Virus and Avian Influenza

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause illness in humans, birds and other animals. Avian influenza is a virus that can infect both free-ranging birds and domestic poultry such as chickens, turkeys, quail, geese and wild migratory waterfowl.

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Childhood Obesity in Washtenaw County

Childhood Obesity in Washtenaw County

New reports highlight positive trends and challenges.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces new Chief Deputy & Promotions

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces new Chief Deputy & Promotions

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

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WCSO Gun Turn-In Program

WCSO Gun Turn-In Program

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Gun Turn-In program this Saturday, June 27th. 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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Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2015

Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2015

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 21st through June 27th, 2015. The purpose of the Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week is to educate and raise awareness about issues related to gun safety and encourage responsible gun ownership.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Con-Way Freight and Christina’s Smile Partnered Up to Provide Dental Services for Area Children in Need

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Con-Way Freight and Christina’s Smile Partnered Up to Provide Dental Services for Area Children in Need

On June 1st and 2nd, Christina’s SmileTM Children’s Dental Clinic and Con-way Inc. partnered with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and local schools, including Adams STEM Academy, Estabrook Elementary and Perry Early Learning Center, to screen and select local, underserved children with priority dental care needs. Over two days, the clinic and its local volunteer dentists provided dental services, free of charge, to as many as 80 children, representing nearly $63,000 worth of services.

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Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Are you someone who enjoys looking for turtles, snakes, or frogs? Do you enjoy birdwatching, even just casually? Now there is a way for you to share your nature observations with other interested folks, including scientists. Become a “citizen scientist” and record your observations using two online data collection sites: the Michigan Herp Atlas and eBird.

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Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development Annual Report Now Available

Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development Annual Report Now Available

Report available online at www.ewashtenaw.org/oced or at OCED offices at 415 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti.

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WCSO Dep. Urban & New Police Service Dog “Fred” Make First Successful Drug Search

WCSO Dep. Urban & New Police Service Dog “Fred” Make First Successful Drug Search

Police Service Dog “Fred” assumed active duty with the Sheriff’s Office on Friday, May 8th, 2015. Trained in part for drug detection, Fred made his first successful drug search while assisting the Livingston & Washtenaw Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET) in the service of a search warrant on May 21st, 2015.

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Washtenaw County ID Card Program Begins June 1

Washtenaw County ID Card Program Begins June 1

It will soon be easier for Washtenaw County residents who lack proper identification to access local public and private services such as the police, hospitals and banks. The Washtenaw County Clerk – Vital Records Division will begin issuing Washtenaw County ID Cards on June 1, 2015 to residents who meet application standards.

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