Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Oct 02, 2023 - 10:11AM

For Immediate Release

WCSO Launches “No Shave” Fundraising Campaign

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam today announced the Sheriff’s Office popular “No Shave” campaign kicked off yesterday, October 1, 2023, and will run through January 31, 2024.

“For four months – from October through January – everyone in the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is invited to help us fundraise for various charities within our community,” said Sheriff Balaam. “These completely voluntary fundraising campaigns are our way to give something small back to a few organizations who support so many members of our community.”

In exchange for a monthly charitable donation, Sheriff Balaam has authorized male deputies to grow facial hair outside standard grooming policy. Female deputies are authorized to have relaxed hair standards. Civilians may either take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards, or wear hats, sports jerseys, and/or attire which supports branches of the United States Armed Forces.

The Sheriff’s Office has chosen a different recipient for each month. Organizations for this year’s campaign are:

October – Breast Cancer Awareness – Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run

November (Movember) – Men’s Health Awareness – Renown Men’s Health Cancer Institute

December – Northern Nevada COPS - Supports families that have experienced a line of duty death

January – University of Nevada Sanford Center for Aging

The WCSO looks forward to announcing the results of the campaign in 2024.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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