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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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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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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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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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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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Police Service Deputies in action . . . saving lives . . .

Police Service Deputies in action . . . saving lives . . .

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputies have been taking action and doing great things...

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Advisory: US-12 will be affected in downtown Saline between April and November 2016 due to a construction project.

Advisory: US-12 will be affected in downtown Saline between April and November 2016 due to a construction project.

US-12 will be affected in downtown Saline between April and November. Work includes widening US-12 to five lanes between Monroe Street and Harris Street.

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2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works and Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt are pleased to announce the recipients of the 19th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

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