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Chuck Allen to file for Washoe County sheriff



chuckallen-200x300-2405972-5791240Chuck Allen will file to run for Washoe County Sheriff at 1 p.m. Thursday.

“I will bring my ‘commitment to community’ philosophy to the deputies and all the staff in the Sheriff’s office,” said Allen. “I will focus on three areas as your sheriff: expanding community partnerships, making residents safer and running a more efficient and effective Sheriff’s office.”

Allen has been a community leader in Washoe County for more than two decades in his job as a Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper, a senior ranking member of the Nevada Air Guard and as a volunteer for organizations including the Nevada Humane Society and Special Olympics Nevada.

“Coming from outside of the Sheriff’s office I’ll have the ability to better evaluate the effectiveness of the operation and implement changes to improve efficiencies,” said Allen. “The trust, respect, and credibility I have earned from the citizens and my peers–along with my commitment to family, community, state and country–are a testament of my character.”

Allen has served on the command staff team for the Highway Patrol and for the Department of Public Safety-Director’s Office. He is a chief master sergeant in Nevada Air National Guard, where he serves as a human resources advisor. He has also served as a leader on many non-profit boards of directors, giving him diverse leadership experience in both government and the private sector.

He has donated thousands of hours to local charities, which is one of the reasons the Reno Gazette-Journal selected him as Citizen of the Year in 2010, and Governor Brian Sandoval recognized him in his State of the State address in 2011.

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