News from your Sheriff

May 11, 2017

John Wilson

John Wilson

We currently have 186 inmates lodged in the Clare County Jail which consist of 99 local, 4 Department of Corrections, 49 Federal, and 34 Renters. During the month of April, the Clare County Central Dispatch loaded 3,342 incidents for the entire county. Of those 3,342, your Deputies handled 2,126 of those incidents. We investigated 16 Home Invasions/Breaking and Entering complaints during the month of April. 5 were in Hayes, 4 in Frost, 3 in the City of Harrison, and 1 each in Hamilton, Garfield, Lincoln, and Winterfield.

I want to take this time to congratulate Lieutenant Edward Williams. Lt. Williams is in command of our entire Road Patrol division. He also holds the rank of Command Sergeant Major in the Michigan Army National Guard which is the highest-ranking NCO.

Lt. Williams recently graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. The USASMA is 24-36 months long containing 503 instructional hours delivered through 45 hours of senior enlisted joint professional military education, 338 hours of interactive multimedia instructional (distance learning) and 120 hours of resident instruction.

Lt. Williams graduated 21 April 17 from the USASMA at Fort Bliss Texas. Lt. Williams was active duty Army 1989 – 1996 and Army National Guard 1998 – Present. He has served in deployments in 1990 to Panama, 1990 Desert Shield/Storm, 1992 Intrinsic Action Kuwait, 1995 Korea, and 2006 OIF Iraq. He has also deployed for Multi-National Training in Eqypt, Latvia, and Liberia. Lt. Williams was hired by the Clare County Sheriff’s Office in 1999. Again, congratulations Lt. Williams (Command Sergeant Major Williams) on all you have achieved in your personal and Army life. He is a great asset to us and the Clare County Citizens.

Our Dispatchers adopted a section of Clare Avenue from Townline Lake Road to Fir Road to clean 3 times a year. They recently spent an entire day picking up garbage along that section of road. If you see them out there in the future honk at them and let them know what a great job they are doing. It makes me proud that they, your Dispatchers, take it upon themselves to give back to the community that they help protect.

Here is a little update on where I’m at in my fight against cancer. I’m half way through the chemotherapy treatments now, and if all goes as planned I will be done the middle of June. I truly have a new outlook on life after going through something like this myself. I miss working and being with the public on a daily basis. I get into the office a few hours a week at this point to keep up to date on the happenings around the county.

Last but far from least, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there. Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Shirley Ann Wilson. Thanks for always correcting my spelling, see it worked.

Like Always, GOD Bless
Sheriff John S. Wilson

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