News from Across eWashtenaw

These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.

Underwater Search and Recovery Team Applicants Engage in “Practical Assessment Process”

Underwater Search and Recovery Team Applicants Engage in “Practical Assessment Process”

The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT) is comprised of law enforcement officers who are also highly trained professional divers. On December 3rd, 2014, prospective team member applicants from the Sheriff’s Office and Arbor City and Ypsilanti City Police Departments met to participate in the practical swim testing portion of the new member assessment process. The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) posted vacancies on the USRT for full-time Law Enforcement personnel employed in Washtenaw County. After receiving applications, applicants were tested for swimming proficiency and offered the opportunity to experience some of the specialized equipment utilized by the USRT.

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Seeking Volunteers for Boards, Committees, and Commissions

The Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Boards, Committees, and Commissions. Please submit resumes and cover letters by no later than January 9, 2015 to pearte@ewashtenaw.org, 734-222-6528 (fax), or appointments@ewashtenaw.org. You can also apply online at ewashtenaw.org. If you mail your cover letter and resume, address it to the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office, Attention: Appointments, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107.

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Sheriff Clayton Announces Three Special Assignment Appointments in Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

Sheriff Clayton Announces Three Special Assignment Appointments in Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

It is a sincere pleasure to announce the following special assignment appointments:

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Collaborative Inter-Agency Response & Investigation Leads to Arrest of B&E Suspect

Collaborative Inter-Agency Response & Investigation Leads to Arrest of B&E Suspect

At approximately 2:10 a.m., on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported breaking & entering in progress at the leasing office and maintenance garage of Eastwood Terrace Apartments, Ypsilanti Township. While responding, Deputies observed a gold/tan Buick Century driving eastbound away from the apartments. Upon arrival, they observed the office door had been kicked open and noted visible imprints from the suspect’s shoes. An on-duty Ann Arbor Police Department service dog was requested and responded to the scene.

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Getting the Whole Picture...Sheriff’s Office Acquiring Body-Worn Cameras

Getting the Whole Picture...Sheriff’s Office Acquiring Body-Worn Cameras

Deputies have used in-car video for a number of years to document their public contacts, enforcement activity, and response to both critical and more routine calls for service and self-initiated activity.

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Public Hearing- Reaffirming the 2015-17 Budget

A Public Hearing will be held on the Proposed Amended 2015-2017 Budgets and the Recommended 2018 Budget for Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 6:45 PM in the Board Room, County Administration Building, in compliance with Section 2 of Act 43 P.A. 1963, 2nd Ex. Session (M.C.L.A. 141.412), Section 24e of Act 206, P.A. 1893 (M.C.L.A. 211.24e).

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Public Notice- Appointments Caucus

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will be meeting to review citizen applications for appointment to various boards, committees and commissions.

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Detective Thomas Boivin named Washtenaw One Hundred’s Police Officer of the Year

Detective Thomas Boivin named Washtenaw One Hundred’s Police Officer of the Year

At the Washtenaw 100’s Annual Dinner, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Detective Thomas Boivin was named their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

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Vaccination still the best protection against flu

Vaccination still the best protection against flu

Influenza continues to circulate in Washtenaw County. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for EVERYONE six months and older.

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Deputies Engage in “Practical Assessment Process” for Canine Handler Selection

Deputies Engage in “Practical Assessment Process” for Canine Handler Selection

Living with a police service dog means embracing a lifestyle of discipline, fitness, patience and a continual desire to work hard and to challenge yourself to train, improve and grow as a handler-dog team.

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Washtenaw County Named Example of Best Practices in Civic Engagement

The Michigan Municipal League has named Washtenaw County as a state leader in civic engagement in their new Civic Engagement Best Practices Guidebook.

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Washtenaw County Boards and Commissions

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for a slate of positions with the various Boards, Committees and Commissions. The Board of Commissioners will make these appointments at their upcoming session on December 3, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of 2 new Police Services Lieutenant's

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the promotion of 2 new Police Services Lieutenant's

On behalf of the Sheriff, it is our pleasure to announce the following promotion, effective Sunday, October 19th, 2014:

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Spotlight on a Rain Garden

Spotlight on a Rain Garden

Read a personal account of how a rain garden helped reduce flooding in an Ann Arbor resident's basement.

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Willow Run: Arsenal of Democracy History Told Anew by OCED

Willow Run: Arsenal of Democracy History Told Anew by OCED

New story map showcases the history of the Willow Run area

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Substance Use Disorders Oversight Policy Board

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for two (2) positions on the Substance Use Disorders Oversight Policy Board. The Board of Commissioners will make this appointment at their upcoming session on November 5, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room, Administration Building, 220 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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K-9 Karn Locates Handgun Used in Shooting

K-9 Karn Locates Handgun Used in Shooting

Deputy Gerrod Visel and his partner K-9 Karn responded to a request for assistance and were able to locate a handgun used in a shooting at an apartment complex in Ypsilanti Township.

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Ebola Information

Ebola Information

While a large Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, the risk of an outbreak in the United States remains small. If an infected person arrives in Washtenaw County, our health system will respond promptly and appropriately to limit spread of the disease. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing this information to keep residents informed.

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Nexus Pipeline

Information for Citizens on the Nexus Pipeline

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ET Rover Pipeline

Information for Citizens on ET Rover Pipeline

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