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Sheriff Clayton recently appointed by governor to state board

File photo of Sheriff Jerry Clayton (center).

Governor Rick Snyder recently appointed Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton to a 4-year term on 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.

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

Clayton has 20 years experience in the Sheriff‘s Office serving in a variety of leadership roles, including as commander of Corrections and Police Services.

After a brief retirement, he ran for sheriff in 2008, and was re-elected this year.

He 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, according to a press release. He’s served 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.

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