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Sheriff Clayton Receives MSA’s Sheriff of the Year Award

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office announced that this past Sunday, June 9, 2024, Sheriff Jerry Clayton was honored with the prestigious Terrance L. Jungel Sheriff of the Year Award by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, which represents all 83 counties in Michigan. The award recognizes a sheriff who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement, demonstrated exceptional community service, and enhanced the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association’s efforts.

The recipient of the Terrance L. Jungel Sheriff of the Year Award is chosen based on their outstanding contributions to law enforcement, exceptional service to their community, and efforts to improve the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association. Candidates are evaluated on their leadership, dedication, and impact on the criminal justice profession. The selection process involves input from peers and consideration of the sheriff’s overall career achievements and community involvement.

Terrence L. Jungel is the founder and CEO of Sheriff Jungel Consulting, following a distinguished career in law enforcement and public service. He spent the first 25 years of his career serving the citizens of Ionia County, where he was elected Sheriff and served for 13 years, running unopposed in three subsequent elections. Jungel then served as the longest-tenured Executive Director of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association from 1998 to 2017. In recognition of his leadership and many years of service, the Terrence L. Jungel Sheriff of the Year Award was established in 2017 to honor a Michigan Sheriff annually.

Congratulations, Sheriff Clayton!

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