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Michigan Sheriff's Association

Washtenaw County

Sheriff: Sheriff Jerry Clayton

Address: 2201 Hogback Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Telephone: 734-971-8400


Having taken office in January of 2009, Jerry Clayton is currently in his first term as the Sheriff of Washtenaw County. Sheriff Clayton attended Eastern Michigan University. He spent his entire criminal justice career serving with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Clayton rose through the ranks after being hired directly out of college, serving in a wide range of capacities throughout the Sheriff’s Office, both in Corrections and Police Services. Sheriff Clayton retired in 2006 to join the private sector. He became a partner and Vice President for Lamberth Consulting, a Delaware base company focusing on leadership and management consultation on a national and international level. Clayton’s deep commitment to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and public safety led him to make the decision to run, successfully, for Sheriff in 2008. Sheriff Clayton has also been a certified criminal justice trainer and instructor for more than twenty years. He has designed and instructed a variety of training programs and workshops and provides consulting services for the United States Department of Justice- National Institute of Justice.