For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300114
Date Issued:Oct 17, 2013 - 11:28am

Sheriff's Office to honor Detention Facility Volunteers this afternoon

CONTACT:Brooke Howard
Detention Programs Coordinator

Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley and members of his staff will pay tribute to a very special group of community volunteers this afternoon. The Sheriff will take part in an awards ceremony to recognize volunteers who donate their much-needed services to the Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility.

What:             Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility Volunteers Appreciation

When:             2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Where:           Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Staff Dining Area, 911 Parr Blvd., Reno

The Detention Bureau has nearly 100 active volunteers, contributing more than 15,000 hours of service per year.

Volunteers represent many community-based organizations, educational institutions, churches, businesses, and individuals. They all share a commitment to promote activities that help the Sheriff’s Office reduce recidivism.

Volunteers bring a variety of unique talents, skills, and knowledge, providing religious, social, educational, recreational, and other services that enhance personal development and create links between those incarcerated and the community.

The Sheriff’s Office has benefited from the services of Detention Facility volunteers for decades. Two of our volunteers expected to attend this afternoon’s event have been with the Office for 25 years.  Services provided by volunteers include:

  • Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous Groups
  • G.E.D./Vocational Skills
  • Religious Services
  • Women’s Empowerment Workshops
  • Parenting & Family
  • Work Readiness
  • Goal Setting
  • Asana (Yoga)
  • Veterans Justice Outreach Program

For more information about the Detention Facility Volunteer Program, contact Brooke Howard (775) 785-4244.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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