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Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office No-Shave November

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office took No-Shave November to another level.

The popular yearly event challenges men to avoid shaving for the month of November to evoke conversation, increase awareness and raise funds towards cancer prevention and research.

The CCSO finished sixth in the country among all companies across the country, raising $15,802.

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CCSO deputies typically are not allowed to don beards while on duty. However, deputies were exempted from the policy in November to help raise awareness about men’s health issues.

“Of course, the public still expects us to maintain our professional appearance,” said Sheriff Roberts in an Oct. 29 email to all Sheriff’s Office personnel, “so if you choose to participate, make sure to keep your beard trimmed and neat.”

KPMG, a global network of audit and tax advisory firms, raised $85,121, the most of any organization.

The No-Shave November nonprofit raised more than $1.6 million worldwide.

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washington-pat-garrettAs the newly elected president, I am honored to represent all 36 Oregon sheriffs.

The sheriff has historically been the chief executive officer of the county, and this is still true under Oregon law. Elected by you and answering directly to the voters, your sheriff can be an effective voice of the people in the serious work of protecting the community. OSSA enables us to work together to serve you best.

By way of introduction, I am in my second term as the Washington County Sheriff, where deputies serve over a half million residents across 727 square miles of rural areas, urban communities, and cities. Our deputies also operate the only county jail. While Oregon counties are diverse in terms of climate, population, and economic drivers, your sheriffs work together to solve problems and challenges that we have in common.

The sheriffs of America have always played a significant role in the history of our nation; in fact, the office of Sheriff was the first county office established in the United States. Also, the first person to read the Declaration of Independence publicly was Philadelphia Sheriff John Nixon in Pennsylvania in 1776.

I look forward to working together to strengthen the office of Sheriff and the communities we proudly serve. Thank you for your continued support of the men and women on shift every day to keep our diverse and proud communities safe.


Pat Garrett
President and Washington County Sheriff.

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