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New Evidence of Lyme Disease in Washtenaw County

New Evidence of Lyme Disease in Washtenaw County

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.

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Cybersecurity of Business...Made Simple comes to Wasthenaw County

Cybersecurity of Business...Made Simple comes to Wasthenaw County

A national effort to educate businesses on the simple steps to improve online safety is coming to Washtenaw County.

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Sheriff Jerry Clayton & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Invite the Community to a Unity Town Hall Event

Sheriff Jerry Clayton & Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Invite the Community to a Unity Town Hall Event

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell are planning to bring our community together to hold a community Unity Town Hall to talk with one another, to begin discussing how we can come together, and how we as a community can address the anger, frustration, fear, lack of communication, and issues around race, poverty and policing.

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WCSO Public Safety Announcement – Everything you need to know about Personal Floatation Devices!

WCSO Public Safety Announcement – Everything you need to know about Personal Floatation Devices!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer. With summer in full swing, the lakes and rivers are a great place for recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, kayaks and canoes.

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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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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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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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