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Alyshia M. Dyer

Democratic Candidate running to be our next Washtenaw County Sheriff

Former Deputy Sheriff, Social Worker, Therapist, Proven Community Leader

Alyshia is running for Sheriff to protect our community, our children, and our workers.

Experience Matters: With a decade of service at the Washtenaw Sheriff's Office, Alyshia is the only candidate that has firsthand experience responding to 911 calls, managing crises, and leading complex investigations. She's the candidate who can bring the change we need for increased safety and reduced harm.


Advocate for All: Alyshia has been a strong advocate for police accountability, immigrant protections, workers rights, seniors, domestic violence survivors, and ending juvenile life sentences without parole. She co-founded and led Ypsi N.I.C.E, ensuring 48197 and 48198 residents voices were heard in decisions about rescue plan funding allocations.


Recovery Support: Alyshia collaborated with Dawn Farms, the Washtenaw County Jail, and the National Science Foundation to break down barriers, providing housing access for those in recovery.


Juvenile Justice and Mental Health: She's on the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office Juvenile Justice team and part of the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health's Black Lives Matter Task Force, working to improve our justice system and mental health support. 

Local & National Experience: Alyshia is actively involved with the Law Enforcement Action Partnership and has been a member of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), bringing fresh perspectives and ideas to the table. She has helped with Drive Michigan Forward, and served on the Washtenaw Equity Partnership Team. 



Former Sheriff’s Deputy and Social Worker Launches 2024 Campaign for Washtenaw County Sheriff

"...Duckworth solidified her support for Dyer, saying, 'We need people who aren’t just community-minded, but community driven.'"

Former Deputy to Kick Off 2024 Campaign for Washtenaw County Sheriff

"On the heels of Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton announcing he will not run for re-election, a former police officer has thrown her hat in the ring...."

I was a Washtenaw Sheriff. Michigan Must Ban...  

"Alyshia Dyer has been fighting for changes in our juvenile justice system, and is in support of ending life sentences for children."

Former Deputy Sheriff Launches Campaign for Washtenaw County Sheriff

"In her campaign, Dyer will be emphasizing community policing and transparency as well as re-evaluating jail contracts and mental health services for officers."

Federal Immigrant Trust Law Enforcement Action Partnership Letter Sign-On

"We are writing to you as police, sheriffs, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals. In the interest of public safety, law enforcement needs the trust of the communities..."

Downtown Ann Arbor District Library Installs Free Narcan Vending Machine

"Public Policy graduate student Alyshia Dyer is a former law enforcement officer for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and a member of SSDP..."

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