For Immediate Release
PR #:1900121
Date Issued:Nov 01, 2019 - 10:48am

Washoe County Sheriff's Office staff raises more than $6,000 to benefit Susan G. Komen Nevada during first month of their "No Shave" campaign

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

Members of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office family raised $6,125 during the month of October to help Susan G. Komen Nevada’s mission to save lives through the research and treatment of breast cancer.  

October was the first month of the Sheriff’s Office four month “No Shave” charitable fundraising campaign. 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 and civilians may either take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards, or wear jeans or hats.

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

November:  Renown Men’s Health Center (Movember)
December:   HOPES Springs Tiny Home Village
January:       Awaken Reno (Sex Trafficking Awareness Month)

So if you come across a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a well-groomed beard or goatee, know that he is growing it for a good cause.


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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