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Title: Director Community Engagement
Derrick came on with the Sheriff's Office in 2009 and many have come to know him as the Social Worker that became a police officer. Director Jackson graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor in Social Work in 1998. While receiving his Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Derrick worked with WJ. Maxey Training School where he had his introduction to the criminal justice system. In 2000 he began his work at Ozone House, spending the next several years in the trenches working the streets with Washtenaw County's at risk young people.
In 2004 Derrick set his eyes on elected office where he ran for the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees, and although he would lose by one vote, that experience would not go unnoticed. County Clerk, Larry Kestenbaum, appointed Derrick as the Director of Elections for the County of Washtenaw, where he remained up until coming to the Sheriff's Office in 2009.
Commitment to Community
With a background in direct service, community organizing and politics he continues his commitment to the community by serving on numerous local boards, committees, and by volunteering with several youth programs.
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