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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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Peace Officer’s Memorial

Peace Officer’s Memorial

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. As has become a tradition in Washtenaw County, a ceremony marking Peace Officer’s Memorial Day was held at the Washtenaw 100 Club Memorial Park today, Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 10:00AM. The park is located on Michigan Avenue at Ballard Street in Ypsilanti.

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Two (2) new Police Service Dog Teams "Hit the Streets"

Two (2) new Police Service Dog Teams "Hit the Streets"

Following a challenging selection process for both handlers and dogs, two (2) new police service dog teams were authorized for service by Cmdr. Marlene Radzik this past Friday, May 8th, 2015.

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Local Vendor Preference

The policy adopted by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners shall govern the procurement of goods, services, and food from local vendors located in Washtenaw County and the State of Michigan, effective July 1, 2015.

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ENPACT in action!!! 30 officers. 30 residents.

Enhancing Police And Community Trust pulled 30 residents from across Washtenaw County and 30 officers from every police agency in the county for a day long workshop on building relationships.

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Healthy Food Distribution at Public Health

Healthy Food Distribution at Public Health

Washtenaw County Public Health and Food Gatherers are now offering healthy food distribution on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. The next distribution dates are September 9 and September 23 from 2-3:30 pm.

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