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Washtenaw County Citizens Called To Help Curb Crime In Their Own Neighborhoods

May 12, 2016

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton.
Credit Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is asking residents to become a 'interrupter' this Saturday, May 14th.

It's a grassroots effort aimed at getting neighbors talking to each other in hopes of making the community a safer place.

Volunteers will go door-to-door to help stem violence and make people more accountable for their behavior.

I spoke to the sheriff about several events going on in the community involving his department.


Sheriff Clayton also talks about a summer work program for local youths and a meeting taking place this Saturday with local law enforcement aimed at increasing communication with the Arab American community.

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