Sheriff Salisbury praises Volunteer Staff, whose efforts save money and increase services for Mason County residents
Sheriff Salisbury would like to publicly celebrate and thank his staff of 28 volunteers (not including Search and Rescue) who donated 3,534.5 hours of service to the citizens of Mason County in 2016 at no cost. A majority of the hours donated were in the form of services provided to the citizens of North Mason. “The North Precinct is only open to our citizens because of our volunteers,” said Sheriff Salisbury. “They provide services that benefit us all.” The residents who use the services of the North Precinct would have to drive to Shelton for the same services if we didn’t have a volunteer staff.
Based on the cost of a fully burdened administrative support staff position, the Volunteer Staff saves the citizens an estimated $120,000 per year. Although the Sheriff’s Office is experiencing significant budget cuts to public safety services this year, the services these volunteers provide will continue. “These volunteers are an inspiration to us all! They exemplify selfless service and the spirit of our great county.”
Sheriff Salisbury has one of the largest volunteer teams in the State of Washington; many of them have served the county for several years. Some of the services provided by volunteers include:
Concealed Pistol License issuance
Abandoned Vehicle Inspections
Boat Safety Inspections
Community Event Support
Sex Offender Postings
Answering Public Inquiries at the North Precinct
The next time you see a citizen wearing a “Sheriff’s Office Volunteer” shirt, please take time to thank them for all they do! If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers, contact the Sheriff’s Office in Shelton or the North Precinct in Belfair.