Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Mar 03, 2024 - 10:47AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Raises Funds for Charitable Causes During Annual “No Shave” Campaign

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced that staff raised $23,730 during the Sheriff’s Office annual “No Shave” campaign – which ran between October 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024.

"Over the course of four months, spanning from October to January, members of our Washoe County Sheriff’s Office family contributed to fundraising efforts for numerous charitable endeavors in our community,” said Sheriff Darin Balaam. These fundraising efforts were entirely voluntary and a small way for us to reciprocate the support provided by organizations and individuals who play crucial roles in assisting members of our community.”

In exchange for a monthly charitable donation, Sheriff Balaam authorized male deputies to grow facial hair outside the standard grooming policy. Female deputies were permitted to have relaxed hair standards, and civilian staff members could take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards or wear hats, sports jerseys, and/or attire that supported branches of the United States Armed Forces.

This year's "No Shave" contributions were made to Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run, Renown Men’s Health Center, Northern Nevada Concerns of Police Survivors, and the University of Nevada, Reno’s Sanford Center for Aging. 

  • OCTOBER 2023 raised $6,005 benefiting Pinocchio’s Mom’s on the Run
  • NOVEMBER 2023 raised $6,037 benefiting Renown Men’s Health Center
  • DECEMBER 2023 raised $6,047 benefiting Northern Nevada Concerns of Police Survivors
  • JANUARY 2024 raised $5,641 benefiting University of Nevada, Reno’s Sanford Center for Aging


Since the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s "No Shave" Campaign began in 2016, staff has donated more than $198,145 to a variety of local community non-profits and causes, including Susan G. Komen, Renown Men’s Health Center, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, Awaken Reno, Nevada Cancer Coalition, Northern Nevada COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), Special Olympics Northern Nevada, the Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund, Northern Nevada HOPES, the Eddy House, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and the University of Nevada, Reno's Sanford Center for Aging.





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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