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Washtenaw County Launches Online Culinary Tour Celebrating Local Food Traditions & Cultures

Washtenaw County Launches Online Culinary Tour Celebrating Local Food Traditions & Cultures

Recipes & stories highlight rich food heritage and cultural diversity in greater Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti area

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2017 Washtenaw County Continuum of Care Funding Application Submission

The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) community has been working hard to complete the 2017 CoC Funding Competition process to renew approximately $5.5 million in CoC funding for Washtenaw County, as well as apply for $334,013 in new funds. Both parts of the CoC Consolidated Application, the CoC Application (narrative) and Priority Listing (all submitted projects), are available here for the general public.

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It's Time to get your Flu Shot

It's Time to get your Flu Shot

Flu cases have been reported in Washtenaw County. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older every year.

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2017 CoC Competition Report

Update on the 2017 CoC Funding Competition

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WCSO Community Education Series: Body Cameras

WCSO Community Education Series: Body Cameras

Thursday, September 28th the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) will be hosting one of the Sheriff’s Office Community Education Series events. The YDL was interested in bringing two of these sessions to the library and asked that the topics be body cameras and mental health partnerships. Chief Deputy Bazick will be leading the discussion and will have on hand some of the body cam devices for residents to become familiar with. The goal is to remove any myths around the cameras and allow residents to ask any questions they may have.

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WCSO participated in A2Y Regional Chamber’s 7th Annual Pistol/Trap Shoot

WCSO participated in A2Y Regional Chamber’s 7th Annual Pistol/Trap Shoot

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber holds this event each year to raise funds for a selected agency. This year a portion of all proceeds were donated to the Washtenaw 100 Club; an organization that supports families of the men and women of the law enforcement and firefighting community.

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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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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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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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