For Immediate Release
PR #:1900100
Date Issued:Oct 01, 2019 - 9:01am

Washoe County Sheriff's Office staff ready to begin the fourth year of their "No Shave" charitable fundraising campaign

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff have donated more than $66,000 to local good causes by taking part in the Sheriff’s “No Shave” campaign over the past three years. Now, they’re putting down the razors to raise money for a variety of causes once again.

The “No Shave” campaign is open to all Sheriff’s Office staff on a month-by-month basis over the next four months.

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. The organizations chosen for this year’s campaign are:

October:      Susan G. Komen (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

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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