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

WCSO shares SEMCOG’s regional update reference the increase in traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries with some tips on how to avoid crashes and reduce injuries.

WCSO shares SEMCOG’s regional update reference the increase in traffic crashes, fatalities and injuries with some tips on how to avoid crashes and reduce injuries.

Preliminary analysis by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) shows that traffic crashes in the seven-county region (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties) have increased for the fourth consecutive year. Total traffic crashes increased by six percent in 2016, up from 138,710 crashes in 2015. Both traffic fatalities and serious injuries increased by 10 percent in the region. The rise in traffic crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries in Southeast Michigan is consistent with state and national trends.

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News and Events on our Facebook Page

News and Events on our Facebook Page

We post news and events relating to our Environmental Excellence Partners on our facebook page: facebook.com/wce2p2. Like us!

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Stormwater Video

Stormwater Video

Check out this video showing how stormwater can make it to the river in 15-30 minutes. Along the way, stormwater picks up garbage, dirt and heat. All of that makes up non-point source pollution which is the biggest problem for clean streams. Planting rain gardens, installing rain barrels and keeping green spaces green helps keep our streams clean.

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Shop with a Cop 2016 is a Wrap!

Shop with a Cop 2016 is a Wrap!

The WCSO takes particular pride in this program as it is an entirely staff generated initiative designed to provide children in need with an opportunity to shop for gifts for themselves and those whom they love. Selected by school social workers on the basis of demonstrated need, these are children who might not otherwise have had much of a holiday.

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MHFA Dates for 2018

Mental Health First Aid Training for adults and for youth is available to any and all community members with interest. No professional background is required to potentially save a life!

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Washtenaw County Public Health Celebrates 75 Years

Washtenaw County Public Health Celebrates 75 Years

View a timeline of Washtenaw County Public Health's accomplishments since its founding in 1941.

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Washtenaw County Sees Steady Increase in Suicides

Suicide Death Review Team issues recommendations to raise community awareness, reverse local trends

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Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

Sheriff’s Police Service Dogs “Re-Certify” with High Scores

On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, Sheriff’s Office Police Service Dogs “re-certified” as patrol dogs under the auspices of the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), Region 19. The USPCA is the largest, oldest and most recognized police dog certifying authority in North America. Typically the dogs certify annually under the USPCA as patrol, tracking and detection dogs, and every two (2) years under the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers for the same disciplines. The dogs also compete for civilian obedience and other titles.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady has been Awarded a Bullet & Stab Resistant Vest

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady has been Awarded a Bullet & Stab Resistant Vest

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bady has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a non-profit organization. K9 Bady’s vest is sponsored by Theodore Sippel of Manchester, MI and embroidered with the sentiment “Good Luck from Ted”.

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WCSO Community Education Series Session 5 – Registration Open!

WCSO Community Education Series Session 5 – Registration Open!

Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the WCSO with the support of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, BOC Chair Felicia Brabec, and County Administrator Greg Dill, would like to announce the fifth installment of our WCSO community education series.

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2016 WCSO Jail Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Competition

2016 WCSO Jail Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Competition

As an incentive and reward for good behavior (and to have some fun) the WCSO jail held its first annual Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Contest this year.

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Park Grand Opening

Park Grand Opening

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), officially dedicated the Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve as Michigan’s 103rd state park at a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, October 26th.

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WCSO Partners with West Willow Community for a Very Successful 2016 Fall Festival

WCSO Partners with West Willow Community for a Very Successful 2016 Fall Festival

On Saturday October 29th, from 11 am to 5 pm the WCSO, the New West Willow Neighborhood Association, and West Willow Community members partnered to hold the 2016 Community Fall Festival.

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WCSO Community Education Series Session 4 - Registration Open!

WCSO Community Education Series Session 4 - Registration Open!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office would like to announce the fourth installment of our community education series. This session will be presented in partnership with Friends of Restorative Justice and Community Mental Health. It will focus on the Seattle LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program and the TJC (The Jail to Community) reentry program in Maryland and their potential application here in Washtenaw County.

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WCSO Drug Take Back Event - October 22, 2016

WCSO Drug Take Back Event - October 22, 2016

WCSO is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Service Center at 2201 Hogback Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..

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Welcome to the Waste Knot program, HighScope!

Welcome to the Waste Knot program, HighScope!

HighScope Educational Research Foundation of Ypsilanti has been admitted as the newest member of the County's Waste Knot Program! At HighScope, staff goes above and beyond to practice the "3-Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" for as many materials as possible, from the office areas all the way to the kitchen, creating a waste-conscious culture. Keep up the great work, and we look forward to working with you! Learn more at www.ewashtenaw.org/e2p2

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WCSO Shop with a Cop Fundraiser

WCSO Shop with a Cop Fundraiser

Come support a great cause with great food at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ann Arbor (3150 Boardwalk Drive) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. On this day, 20% of purchases *accompanied by the certificate below will be donated to WCSO Shop with a Cop!

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