For Immediate Release
PR #:1700100
Date Issued:Nov 08, 2017 - 12:53pm

If you come across a Washoe County Sheriff's Deputy with a beard, you'll know it's for a good cause

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Last year, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office participation in “Movember” proved to be such a success that Sheriff Chuck Allen has once again relaxed grooming standards for all staff willing to make a monthly charitable donation during the months of December, January, February and March. In all, more than $18,000 was raised for the selected charities.

This year, the Sheriff’s Office is planning ahead and taking advantage of last year’s multi-month “no shave” success.

In exchange for a monthly charitable donation from November through March, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be allowed to grow facial hair outside the normal grooming standard. Female deputies are allowed to have relaxed hair standards in exchange for the monthly donation, and civilians may either take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards or wear jeans or hats.

At the end of each month, the donations will be presented to the charity or foundation represented that month. The organizations chosen for 2017/2018 are:

November:         Nevada Cancer Coalition
December:         Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund
January:             COPs (Concerns of Police Survivors)
February:           Special Olympics Northern Nevada
March:               Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

Based on the turn out so far, Washoe County residents should be prepared to see a great deal more facial hair on the faces of deputies during the coming months.


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 Chuck Allen is the 26th 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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