For Immediate Release
PR #:1800092
Date Issued:Sep 04, 2018 - 11:35am

Sheriff Chuck Allen to join almost 50 Sheriffs in Washington for national discussion and press conference

WHEN:September 5, 2018
WHERE:Press triangle outside the Capitol/White House
CONTACT:Brooke Howard Division Manager-Community Engagement Office 775-785-6205

Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen will be in Washington DC on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to meet with White House officials on public safety challenges and illegal immigration concerns.

Sheriff Allen will join almost 50 other Sheriffs from across the country as a united group of elected law enforcement officers at a media event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. Joined by some members of Congress, this group of Sheriffs will share their experiences and public safety challenges as elected law enforcement officers.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriffs will participate in a roundtable discussion at the White House with administration officials and policymakers. Hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the round table will focus on immigration, border security and safe communities.

“As Sheriff of Washoe County, I want to convey to the group that the positive and professional relationships which our local and regional law enforcement agencies have with their respective cities and areas in Nevada is a key component in maintaining safe and secure communities.  However, I believe it’s incredibly important to message the largest concerns I have as Sheriff are mental health, drug abuse, and lack of funding for staffing and equipment for my agency. As part of the overall discussion this week on immigration and other public safety challenges, I want to ask and encourage our law and policy makers to find funding for law enforcement agencies nationwide.”

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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