News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
The Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT) recently completed a three (3) day training aimed both at certifying our two (2) new divers and re-certifying current team divers as Surface Supplied Air Divers. The training was challenging, requiring ten (10) to twelve (12) hours of physically demanding work and diving each day. Notably, our new divers accumulated in excess of six (6) hours of bottom time over the three (3) day period inclusive of classroom time.
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The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, November 12, 2015.
The Washtenaw County Identification Card program hours of operation have been expanded! Applications for ID Cards are now accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For the past fourteen years during the holiday season the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has held the “Shop with a Cop” program in both western and eastern Washtenaw County. Its purpose is to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for those whom they love.
A brief ceremony was held on Monday, October 19, 2015, to recognize the appointments of Corrections Commander Eric Kunath and Lieutenant Commander Randy Casey along with the promotion of Corrections Officer David Clifton to Sergeant.
The WCSO would like to commend Sgt. Mike Mahalick, Deputy Jim Roy and Deputy Thomas Couch for their exceptional police work in locating and saving the life of a missing 72 year old male with heart and seizure conditions.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Fred and Argo have been awarded bullet and stab protective vests
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Fred and Argo have been awarded ballistic vests thanks to a non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., the vests were sponsored by an anonymous donor. K9’s Fred and Argo vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, October 12th, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners presented Deputy Shane Bynum and Deputy Sean Urban with a resolution honoring and expressing appreciation for excellent performance of their duties as Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies and their quick and successful actions to save a human life by administering Naloxone.
Just seven days after being trained and equipped with Naloxone, Deputy Bynum of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify, administer, and ultimately save the life of someone in the midst of an overdose from heroin.
Honoring 25 years of service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement gathering to celebrate the career of Sergeant Steve Armstrong on Friday, August 21st, 2015.
Police Service Dogs can be single purpose, dual purpose or multi-purpose dogs. Sheriff's Office Dogs are multi-purpose, meaning they are tracking dogs, have a detection specialty and are also certified as patrol dogs meaning that they are capable of searching for articles or people and engaging in criminal apprehension and the protection of their handler or others. In addition to being environmentally stable, multi-purpose dogs must be capable of absorbing extensive training.
On Sunday August 2nd, 2015 the Manchester Young Guns hosted their annual awards banquet. As part of the event they invited the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to field a team of trap shooters. The Sheriff’s Office utilized personnel that work or live in the Manchester area to build their team.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office requests your assistance in locating two runaways listed above. The sisters, ages fifteen and nine, and are believed to be together. They are likely in the Metro Detroit area. They were last seen at their Scio Township residence on August 2nd. If they are located, please contact Detective Mike Babycz at (734) 973-4977, (734) 260-9602, or Washtenaw County Metro Dispatch at 734-994-2911.
Each year the Manchester Kiwanis Club chooses a Police & Firefighter of the Year. This year they honored Corporal Steve Wallen and Firefighter Bill Kerns.
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a Civil Infraction Ordinance that requires all dogs be licensed or a citation may be issued with fines of $50 to $500. So, make your dog a “Legal Beagle”! Get an updated rabies vaccination and apply for your dog license today.
The Washtenaw County MSU Extension offers free financial, parenting, and housing education classes. MSU Extension classes provide information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes and financial needs.