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Posted on: February 23, 2024

WCSO Hosts Mobile SOS Event

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This is how we do our part to ensure those leaving the jail are better prepared for success than when they arrived. 

Thank you to Jocelyn Benson and her staff at the Michigan Secretary of State's Office for providing this great service.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

WCSO: Constitutional Policing In Action

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The first words of the US Constitution, “We the People…” established a foundation for America based on the idea that citizens determine what a “perfect union” looks like. Justice, peace, welfare, and libe...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Washtenaw County Health Department Re-Launches Recovery and Harm Reduction Campaign

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Español: El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Washtenaw lanza una campaña de recuperación de drogadicción y reducción de daños

Washtenaw County Health Department is re-launching the It Is...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Press Release: LEADD Initiative Pilot in Ypsilanti Township Update

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YPSILANTI, Mich., February 7, 2024 – The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion and Deflection (LEADD) initiative pilot in Ypsilanti Township is providing officers with alternatives to citation, arrest, and incarceration.

LEADD is a pre-arrest diver...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

New Legislation Requires Lead Testing for Young Children

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Nueva Legislación Exige Pruebas de Plomo para Niños Pequeños

Legislation to require universal lead testing for Michigan children went into effect January 1, 2024. The bipartisan measures require health care providers to tes...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Half-Priced Radon Test Kits Available for Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month, and the Washtenaw County Health Department is encouraging residents to test their homes for this harmful gas. Radon test kits are $5 instead of $10 through the end of February at the Washtenaw County Health Departme...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Press Release: Information Wanted - Homicide

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Coates’ body was discovered in the area of MacArthur Blvd. & Stamford Road in Superior Township in 1985; the incident is believed to have occurred sometime between January 1984 and January 1985. Coates was known to frequent or live in the So...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

WCSO Working to Reduce Vehicle Theft

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed these two manufacturers reported 2.7 stolen vehicle claims per 1,000 insured vehicles in the second half of 2021. This number was nearly double the theft claim frequency for ALL other vehicle makes (approx...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Sheriff Clayton announces new Data and Information Dashboard

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“Since January 1, 2009, we have been guided by several core values,” offered Sheriff Clayton. “The WCSO Data and Information Dashboard is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to our value of openness and engagement wi...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

‘Tis the Season for Fall Vaccinations

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We’re entering the time of year where more people get sick from COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Vaccinations are critically important in protecting health and preventing serious illness during respiratory illness season. The Washtenaw County Health Depa...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022 | Last Modified on: April 11, 2019

What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

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Note: this post has been up since June 2022, but it is continually updated with the latest information. 

Washtenaw County is currently at a "low"?COVID-19 hospital admission level (as of 1/26/24).  

CDC guidance...

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