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Message From Sheriff Washington

Greetings, and thank you for logging on to SheriffConnect to gain insight into the various departments, programs and personnel of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Raphael Washington

As we near the first 100 days of my term as Sheriff, we must continue to be vigilant against the threat of Covid-19 in our facilities.  Since the pandemic began we have maintained diligent efforts to sanitize our facilities, conduct daily temperature readings, distribute PPE supplies and conduct mandatory nasal swab testing.  In fact, all personnel must undergo bi-weekly covid testing.  In addition to these measures, we installed 22 state of the art air purifying units in our three jails, headquarters and Road Patrol Office (Westland). This cutting edge technology actually targets and eliminates Covid and other pollutants in the air.

The effort doesn’t end there.  Since January, we have arranged vaccinations for more than 400 employees and we began vaccinating inmates in April.  We will continue to survey that population to make sure all who want a vaccine receives one and will add that to our intake process so that the request is automatic.  As we have seen, many of us may feel as if we are done with this pandemic, but the pandemic is showing it is not done with us.  We are too close to getting this pandemic under control!  Now is not the time to let our guards down.  It is so very important that if you find you must conduct business with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in our facilities that you adhere to all safety protocols we ask you to follow so that one day we may be rid of this virus and get back to some sense of normal.  We are committed to ensuring your interactions with us are the safest and most effective they can be.

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JAIL LOBBY KIOSK NOTICE

TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, THE WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REQUIRES INMATE ACCOUNT DEPOSITS TO BE MADE BY WAYS OTHER THAN USING THE JAIL LOBBY KIOSK. DEPOSITS CAN BE MADE THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

ONLINE/WEB AT TOUCHPAYONLINE.COM

  • GO TO TOUCHPAYONLINE.COM
  • CLICK ON “WAYS TO PAY” IN THE BLUE MENU BAR NEAR THE TOP OF THE PAGE
  • SCROLL DOWN TO THE ONLINE/WEB SECTION
  • FOLLOW THE ONSCREEN DIRECTIONS ON THE ONLINE/WEB SECTION

OVER THE PHONE

  • TO MAKE A DEPOSIT, CALL (866)232-1899
  • THIS WILL WALK YOU THROUGH YOUR TRANSACTION STEP-BY-STEP.
  • FOLLOW THE VOICE PROMPTS AND WITHIN MINUTES, YOUR SECURE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETE.

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Honoring all men and women of all branches of the military who dedicated their lives in service to their country. We honor you for your tremendous sacrifice and that of your families as you endeavored to ensure our freedom here in the U.S. and abroad. We pay homage to those who died in the line of duty giving their all to this country. This Memorial Day, and forever, we salute you–our heroes in uniform!

292 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND 31,233 INJURED, SINCE HANDS-FREE LEGISLATION WAS INTRODUCED IN MICHIGAN DURING 2016

TROY, Michigan — Jim Santilli, CEO of the Transportation Improvement Association (TIA), and two victims are encouraging the Michigan Legislature to make distracted driving a top priority and take action on Senate Bill 409. SB 409, which was introduced today by State Senator Ruth Johnson (R-Holly), would make Michigan a hands-free state. There are currently 26 hands-free states in the nation.

“Since TIA and former State Representative Martin Howrylak announced the first hands-free bill on September 6, 2016, preliminary numbers indicate 292 people were killed and 31,233 were injured in 81,886 crashes that were reported to involve a distraction,” said Santilli. “Many of these deaths and injuries likely would have been prevented if the Michigan Legislature and Governor enacted a hands-free law. SB 409 is the only distracted driving bill in the Michigan Legislature that will improve safety, as well as be enforceable if it becomes a law.”

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, […]

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Starts Vaccinations of Jail Inmates

Detroit, Michigan (April 9, 2021) – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office begins vaccinating inmates today as part of an ongoing effort to avoid community spread of Covid-19 in WC jails. All inmates were offered an opportunity to be vaccinated and those who agreed are receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (which requires only one dose). Today, health workers vaccinate inmates at Division 3 with a plan to vaccinate inmates at Jails 1 and 2 in the next few weeks.

Sheriff’s office executives immediately initiated safety protocols at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. In addition to daily temperature screenings, stringent sanitization practices and continuous distribution of PPE supplies, bi-weekly Covid-19 testing is mandatory for all Sheriff’s Office personnel. In January, jail officials began arranging on-site vaccinations of personnel and in February, installed 22 purifying units in the jails that attack Covid-19 in the air.

Vaccination is strictly voluntary and doses are distributed at […]

Sheriff Washington tours the State of the Art, New County Jail, while still under construction.

WCSO SEEKING TO FILL 200 VACANCIES IMMEDIATELY

Wayne County (March 12, 2021) – Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington is looking for 200men and women to fill corrections officer vacancies at the three jails. The vacancies—resulting from retirements or other turnover—critically affect staffing levels in the facilities. In an effort to get folks hired fast, the Sheriff is spreading the word that we need those seeking employment to contact the agency so that their application may head to the top of the list

“While the staffing shortage we’re facing is not new, the need to hire qualified individuals couldn’t be more urgent,” says Sheriff Washington. “These career-focused jobs are available now with plenty of opportunities for overtime in this time of economic downturn.”

 

Taking On Covid

The WCSO is taking on COVID where it lurks, in the air! Fighting COVID in all facilities has been a mission of executive leadership since the pandemic began and Sheriff Raphael Washington has promised keeping personnel, the public and the inmate population safe is among his top priorities. At a recent press conference, the Sheriff and executive leadership announced the acquisition of nearly 24 state of the art machines that target and eliminate COVID and other pathogens in the air in our 3 jails, Road Patrol and Admin building. Our agency is THE FIRST correctional agency in the nation to implement this technology. Adding this ground-breaking technology is just another weapon in our fight against this deadly pandemic.

SHERIFF WASHINGTON LEADS CARAVAN OF BLANKETS TO HELP DETROITERS STAY WARM

Sheriff Raphael Washington hit the streets of Detroit with trucks filled to the brim with warm blankets for cold Detroiters. The Sheriff’s caravan of warmth included Radio Icon Mildred Gaddis (105.9 fm), Geniene Holmes (Founder of Hearts of Humanity Michigan which donated the 1,000 blankets and also warm scarfs) and a cadre of volunteer Sheriff’s CERT Reserves and WCSO volunteers. The cold temperatures were unable to dampen the warm spirit that flowed as grateful citizens accepted the blankets and well wishes.

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