Eastern Michigan University and area police agencies will immediately begin collaborating on patrols of the LaForge Road area north of the EMU campus.
The university says the EMU Department of Public Safety will work with Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, with each dedicating officers specifically to patrol the area.
EMU Police Chief Bob Heighes says each evening, assigned officers will meet at the university's Public Safety headquarters to coordinate their efforts.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's office has a new community outreach tool - an online video series called "Beyond the Badge". WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke about it with Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement for the sheriff's office.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office hopes someone who witnessed a deadly crash in Ypsilanti Township Wednesday will come forward to help investigators piece together what happened.
The crash happened around 6:10 Wednesday evening on Hewitt near Valley when one vehicle crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the car that crossed the line was killed.
Credit E Washtenaw.org/ Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office
Metro-Dispatch provides police dispatching services for the Sheriff's Office, Ann Arbor Police Department, Huron Area Metro Parks Police, Michigan State Police, Northfield Township Police and the Ypsilanti Police Department, while providing non-emergency and emergency 911 services to the citizens of Washtenaw County. On average, Metro Dispatch handles in excess of 1000 emergency and non-emergency calls every day.
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
A 23-year old Livonia woman is lucky to be alive after her 2006 Ford Focus hit a train on Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor in the early morning hours. The crash happened just south of Warren Road. Sergeant Geoffrey Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says the woman's car struck the side of the freight train around 4:30 Friday morning, causing her car to be pushed into a ditch.