Officers grow beards to raise money for charity.

November 26, 2019

Pictured left to right are Deputy Jeremy Swihart, Deputy Tim Simon, Detective Mark Hiddema, Dawn Riley of the Crystal Valley Care Fund and Sheriff Craig Mast.

Officers grow beards to raise money for charity.



HART – If you’ve noticed that many of our local police officers are looking a little scruffy, it’s because they’re participating in “No Shave November” to raise money for a local charity.

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast challenged his deputies and officers to quit shaving through the month of November. Those in “violation” of the department’s clean shaven policy had to pay a fee of $75 for “violating” the policy. All funds raised go to the Crystal Valley Care Fund. Seventeen officers participated, and citizens in the community also donated.

The sheriff’s office chose CVCF because the organization “has a special place in our hearts,” Mast said. “They’ve helped a lot of people in the community, including some of our own.”

OCSO raised $1,550 this year for the Crystal Valley Care Fund. CVCF, established in 1992, is a non-profit organization that helps Oceana County families in need due to a house fire or catastrophic illness.

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