News from Across eWashtenaw

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

It's a New Year - Take the L.E.A.D.!

It's a New Year - Take the L.E.A.D.!

Sheriff Jerry Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community join the Michigan Sheriff’s Association (MSA) in supporting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) on January 9, 2015.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sheriff’s Undercover Investigation Results in Guilty Pleas to Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

Sheriff’s Undercover Investigation Results in Guilty Pleas to Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

Following up on a “tip” received through the Washtenaw County “help desk”, Sheriff’s Detectives initiated an undercover investigation into the alleged use of a computer to solicit a child for immoral purposes.

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John Sting 6-19-14

John Sting 6-19-14

On 6/19/2014, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office conducted a prostitution sting as part of the E.A.S.Y. project.

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John Sting 6-19-14

John Sting 6-19-14

On 6/19/2014, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office conducted a prostitution sting as part of the E.A.S.Y. project.

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Deputy Visel & K-9 Karn earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Catch of the Quarter’ Award

Deputy Visel & K-9 Karn earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Catch of the Quarter’ Award

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy Visel and K-9 Karn has been awarded "catch-of-the-quarter" award by the United States Police Canine Association. K-9 Karn was recognized for his ability to track down a probation absconder in a heavily wooded and overgrown area.

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Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying 1985 Homicide Victim

Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying 1985 Homicide Victim

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, along with the Medical Examiner's Office, are asking for your help identifying an unknown homicide victim from 1985.

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Planning Your Parks System

Planning Your Parks System

Commission Adopts 5-Year Recreation Master Plan ~ The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) unanimously voted to accept the updated 2015-2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan on August 12, 2014. With acceptance of this master plan, WCPARC recommits itself to the mission, goals and objectives, and principal initiatives outlined within. The master plan serves to guide the decision making for the next five years in the development and enhancement of park and recreation facilities. The approved plan also enables the Parks Commission to pursue grant funding for projects.

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2014 Citizens Police Academy

2014 Citizens Police Academy

Registration is now open for the 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy.

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