News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
As an incentive and reward for good behavior (and to have some fun) the WCSO jail held its first annual Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Contest this year.
The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), officially dedicated the Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve as Michigan’s 103rd state park at a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, October 26th.
On Saturday October 29th, from 11 am to 5 pm the WCSO, the New West Willow Neighborhood Association, and West Willow Community members partnered to hold the 2016 Community Fall Festival.
As the fourth round of Open Enrollment begins, there are still thousands of uninsured residents in Washtenaw County. Get help finding affordable health care coverage and avoid the tax penalty in 2017.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office would like to announce the fourth installment of our commuity education series. This session will be presented in partnership with Friends of Restorative Justice and Community Mental Health. It will focus on the Seattle LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program and the TJC (The Jail to Community) reentry program in Maryland and their potential application here in Washtenaw County.
WCSO is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Service Center at 2201 Hogback Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..
HighScope Educational Research Foundation of Ypsilanti has been admitted as the newest member of the County's Waste Knot Program! At HighScope, staff goes above and beyond to practice the "3-Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" for as many materials as possible, from the office areas all the way to the kitchen, creating a truly waste-conscious culture. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to working with you within the Environmental Excellence Partnership Program!
HighScope Educational Research Foundation of Ypsilanti has been admitted as the newest member of the County's Waste Knot Program! At HighScope, staff goes above and beyond to practice the "3-Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" for as many materials as possible, from the office areas all the way to the kitchen, creating a waste-conscious culture. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to working with you! Learn more at www.ewashtenaw.org/e2p2
We want your feedback! The public will have an opportunity to submit feedback regarding the County Administrator Vacancy throughout the entire hiring process.
Come support a great cause with great food at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ann Arbor (3150 Boardwalk Drive) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. On this day, 20% of purchases *accompanied by the certificate below will be donated to WCSO Shop with a Cop!
The WCSO just announced the next installment of our community education and engagement events, the WCSO Community Education Series. This three-part educational series consisting of six different topic areas will be facilitated/instructed by Sheriff Clayton. Each topic area will consist of a 40 minute classroom discussion followed by a question and answer period.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bady’s vest is sponsored by Theodore Sippel of Manchester, MI and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Sometime around 6:15 a.m. on August 10th, 2016 a family of swans in the area of Parker Rd. and Scio Church Rd. were run over. Deputies were called to the area by numerous concerned citizens. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that 4 juvenile swans and one adult swan had been run over and killed.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wants those on the waterways to have a safe and enjoyable day on their canoes and kayaks.
We care about the quality of service the Water Resources Commissioner's Office delivers. If you have had recent contact with us, please let us know how you feel!
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Ypsilanti Police Department and the Ypsilanti Community School District partnered this summer to run the 2016 Junior Police Academy. The academy was held at Ypsilanti High School over a three-week period and allowed 14 middle school age students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) to attend a mini police academy.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in cooperation with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Washtenaw Metro-SWAT, and the Westland Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant resulting in the arrest of the suspect in the July 22nd, 2016 shooting in Superior Township.
For the first time, Washtenaw County Public Health has evidence that a Washtenaw resident was likely infected with Lyme disease without leaving the county. Cases of Lyme disease occur annually among Washtenaw residents; until now, local cases have been related to travel to west Michigan or other states where infested tick populations are present.
A national effort to educate businesses on the simple steps to improve online safety is coming to Washtenaw County.