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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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Veterans and the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic

Veterans and the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic

The Washtenaw County Dental Clinic helps residents who need low cost dental services. We can help veterans and their families register with the dental clinic or find out if they are eligible for better health or dental benefits.

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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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Questions about Lead?

Questions about Lead?

We've got answers about lead testing for kids, lead in water and other sources of lead poisoning.

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Community Notification – K9 Unit Training Simulations

Community Notification – K9 Unit Training Simulations

The Sheriff's Office K9 Unit will be engaged in training simulations in the 2300 to 2600 area of Tessmer Road, Lodi Township, on Saturday morning, April 9th, 2016.

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1,4-Dioxane and Washtenaw County Groundwater

1,4-Dioxane and Washtenaw County Groundwater

There is an area in Washtenaw County where the chemical 1,4-dioxane is underground. The area includes parts of Scio Township and western Ann Arbor. This contamination is a concern because wells near the area draw groundwater for use in homes and businesses. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to help residents understand the current situation and potential health impacts.

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WCSO Dep. Urban & K9 Fred Track & Arrest Breaking & Entering-Larceny from Vehicle Suspect

WCSO Dep. Urban & K9 Fred Track & Arrest Breaking & Entering-Larceny from Vehicle Suspect

On March 29, 2016, at around 7:00 p.m., Deputy Urban and K9 Fred responded to a larceny from vehicle complaint in the Cavanaugh Lake area of Washtenaw County.

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March 22 CMH Town Hall notes

The presentation from the March 22 meeting are now available.

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Prescription for Health Helps Residents Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Prescription for Health Helps Residents Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

2015 results show the program continues to help participants eat more fruits and vegetables. Washtenaw County Public Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) are pleased to announce they are continuing to work together, and SJMHS will fund Prescription for Health in 2016.

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WCSO Road Closure Notification: Wiard Road

WCSO Road Closure Notification: Wiard Road

Beginning Monday, March 28, 2016 Northbound Wiard Road at Tyler Road & Tyler Road at Wiard Road in Ypsilanti Township will be closed until July 2016.

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Boilerplate 298 Update

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of many Community Mental Health supporters, there is progress with the removal of Boilerplate 298.

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Different Deputies make Overdose Saves within Same Shift

Different Deputies make Overdose Saves within Same Shift

WCSO Deputies have been equipped with Naloxone, a medication to treat opioid overdose in an emergency situation, since August of 2015. Since then deputies have saved sixteen (16) lives by administering Naloxone; the two most recent lives were saved by different deputies within the same shift.

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WCSO Police Service Dog Team Visit Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter

WCSO Police Service Dog Team Visit Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter

Deputy Urban and his canine partner, Fred, visited a Girl Scout Daisy Troop in Dexter last week to help them earn their Gerri Flower Pedal Badge which is about respecting authority and “playing by the rules”. Deputy Urban and Fred received this nice letter of thanks from the Daisy Troop:

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Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Radio Shows on WEMU 89.1FM

Washtenaw County's Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and Public Health's Environmental Health Division help produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!

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