Sheriff’s office, judge participate in ‘No Shave November’


Champaign County Sheriff’s deputies may not be as well groomed during the month of November for a good cause.

Sheriff Matt Melvin announced Friday that the sheriff’s office along with Champaign County Common Pleas Domestic relations Judge Brett A. Gilbert are participating in “No Shave November.” For the entire month, the sheriff’s office staff and Gilbert can choose to stop shaving and grow out their facial hair.

However, in order to participate, they have donate $40 which will go to benefit children with cancer. The Champaign County Deputies Association will also contribute to the money raised.

“Law enforcement agencies have strict grooming policies,” Melvin said. “However, our office will relax those standards for the month of November for a very good cause. Each individual deputy that participates must still maintain a professional appearance.”

Melvin said cancer has affected so many people not only in the sheriff’s office but also in the community and this is the department’s way of giving back and making a difference.

During the first week of December, the sheriff’s office will present a check to Dayton Children’s Hospital staff.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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