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Amid national tension, sheriff puts new efforts into training, community outreach

Sheriff Jerry Clayton is making changes that emphasize and strengthen the partnership between communities and their police forces.
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Sheriff Jerry Clayton is making changes that emphasize and strengthen the partnership between communities and their police forces.

The rise in police shootings of unarmed black people, and the sharp rise in ambush-style attacks on police officers, among other factors, have many law enforcement agencies taking a new look at the way they protect and serve their communities.

That's certainly the case with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, where Sheriff Jerry Clayton is implementing "fundamental" changes in staff training and in talking with the community. 

Clayton sat down with us today to talk about the changes he's bringing to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. 

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