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Meet Alyshia Dyer


Dear friends. I am honored to start this journey with my community at my side. I am motivated to bring a new vision, and new leadership to our Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office. 


Currently, we are conducting listening sessions all over the county, and every voice is important as we co-create a plan to reduce harm, and increase safety in our community.


We need a Sheriffs Office focused on accountability, transparency, and true systemic change!


Our platform will be coming soon but until then please join our movement today by making an investment or going to our get involved page. 

Deputy Sheriff turned Social Worker & Community Organizer...

Now running for Washtenaw County Sheriff in 2024. 

Dear Friends, Family, and Community,


Growing up in poverty, being a juvenile runaway, paired with my time serving in law enforcement for over a decade, all gave me a front row seat to seeing how injustice in our legal system can hurt people. Time spent serving as a deputy sheriff with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, working with young people impacted by gun violence, and responding to traumatic call after call ultimately motivated me to go back to college.


I am now a graduate from Washtenaw Community College, Eastern Michigan University, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan.


After graduate school, I worked at the Civil Rights Office in Detroit, and then became a Health Equity Organizer for MOSES & WeROC (Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition). Present day I am working as a Therapist & Social Worker. My past experience, along with my more present work community organizing have shaped my desire to run for Sheriff, and I can’t, and to be honest, don’t want to, do this alone. 


Currently our team is conducting listening tours around the county with a focus on listening to people most impacted by our legal system as we hope to center our platform around harm reduction. If you, or anyone you know has a story they wish to share, please reach out using this form. This includes people that work in our legal system, and people who live, work, or play in our community. For anyone who wants to learn more about our campaign feel free to email us at or fill out our contact form. 


Lastly, these past few years have been hard on so many of us, and however you are able to invest in our community driven, people powered campaign, we seriously cannot thank you enough. 

With love and gratitude,


Alyshia Dyer


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