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Sheriff Jerry Clayton Appointed to State Law Enforcement Commission

The Washtenaw County sheriff will join 16 other members on the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards in Lansing.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is one of five new appointments to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.

Housed within the Michigan Department of State Police, the 17-member board sets measures for selection, employment, licensing, and funding in public and private sector law enforcement and criminal justice. Clayton will represent the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, serving a four-year term that expires Nov. 1, 2016.

“These appointees are experienced, outstanding law enforcement professionals,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “I am confident they will continue to promote and ensure Michigan’s public safety standards.”

Clayton spent 20 years serving at the Washtenaw County Sheriff‘s Office in a variety of leadership roles, including as both corrections and police services commanders. After a brief retirement, Clayton ran successfully for sheriff in 2008. Clayton will begin his second term as the sheriff of Washtenaw County in 2013.

Clayton has been a certified criminal justice instructor for more than 20 years, and has provided training and consultation services to criminal justice agencies both locally and across the United States, including serving as a technical resource provider and training consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice’s
National Institute of Corrections.

During the last 10 years, Clayton has also served as a primary instructor for the National Sheriff’s Institute, a National Sheriff's Association leadership program specifically designed and delivered to first-term sheriffs throughout the United States.

Clayton said he is honored to receive the appointment and is excited about the opportunity to participate as a member of the commission.

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