Camano Island Chamber of Commerce
The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation (CLESF) was founded in 2011 as a non-profit charitable organization. The CLESF mission is to support programs and activities of the Island County Sheriff’s Office and State Park Rangers on Camano Island. It also assists and promotes the education of citizens of Camano Island in public safety and programs that help the Camano Precinct of the Island County Sheriff’s office as well as the State Park Rangers as law enforcement officers.
Information about the various programs the foundation supports as well as additional information about the foundation can be found in the Foundation Program tab.
Director at Large
Director at Large
Director at Large
CLESF announces another community educational forum on March 11, 2023 at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road at 2:00 pm. The Forum is FREE. This free Forum is focused on explaining many of the risks we all face when we are online using our computers or when accepting phone calls from unknown parties. Join us and learn how you may protect yourself from online fraud and scams.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH 2pm-3pm at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. This free Forum is focused on explaining many of the risks we all face when we are online using our computers or when accepting phone calls from unknown parties. Join us and learn how you may protect yourself from online fraud and scams.
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The purpose of the foundation is to operate as a charitable organization for the planning, fundraising, development, implementation, and support of programs and activities for the Island County Sheriff’s Office on Camano Island, Washington, and Camano Island’s Washington State Parks.PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Provides funds to Camano Precinct Island County Sheriff deputies for the Camano-specific Shop With A Cop programPROGRAM REGISTRATION
Providing safety vests for Island walkers that are distributed through the Sheriff Citizen Patrol and the Island County Sheriff deputies.PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Provide Sheriff Deputies and Park Rangers with cash cards to help in-need citizens encountered while performing their dutiesPROGRAM REGISTRATION
Provides financial support for the Sheriff Citizen Patrol program. During the Pandemic all Sheriff Volunteer activities have been suspended. For more information on the Sheriffs Citizens Patrol, contact Gerard Grohl, VSC 360 926-8082 email@example.comPROGRAM REGISTRATION
Information and documents relating to Foundation business including annual reportsPROGRAM REGISTRATION
The 2021 CLESF Raffle Fund Raising Raffle is for a MotoTec FatBoy 48v 500w Electric Scooter and DJI Mavic Mini Drone Bundle. Note: These are separate raffles requiring separate ticket purchasePROGRAM REGISTRATION
The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation raises money to support its activities through raffle and other fund raising activities including an annual Fundraiser Gala and Auction.PROGRAM REGISTRATION
CLESF Sponsored Education offerings of public safety topicsPROGRAM REGISTRATION
CLESF supports various community events through out the year.PROGRAM REGISTRATION
The Sheriff's Citizen Patrol supports the Sheriffs office with fingerprinting services for a variety of needs as well as the Concealed Weapon Permit applications.PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Recognition of Marla and Randy Heagle of their support of the Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation.PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Shop with a Cop -
The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation seeks Donations for this years participation in national children's Christmas charity program.
The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation sponsored the program in 2017 to provide for some children from Camano Island to go Christmas shopping with an Island County deputy. Building on last year’s success of taking eight children Christmas shopping, the Camano Precinct is hoping to increase the number of children participating in the program. Deputy Bill Vaughn is heading up the program, working with both Camano elementary schools and his fellow deputies, said Earl Barnard, Treasurer of Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which is providing the funds.
“The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation has pledged $1600,” Barnard said in a press release. With those designated funds, the deputies will take at least eight students shopping with a budget of $200 each. “We will have four students from each Camano Island school,” Barnard said. A local Camano Island resident, whose name remains anonymous, donated a sum of $200.00 for this good cause will add another student to be chosen by Deputy Bill Vaughn.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for law enforcement to connect with the kids in the community we serve,” Deputy Bill Vaughn said. The children are selected by the schools and the names are given to Deputy Vaughn. He will give the children’s names to the deputies and will leave it up to them to arrange the shopping excursion. The deputies will be off duty, but they will be in uniform and will drive a patrol car. “It’s up to the parents to decide where to go shopping,”
Barnard said the organizers are hoping the children will shop for their family members, too, not just for themselves.
After last year’s success, the Foundation decided to seek additional funds from the community so more children could be included.
“We cannot recruit donations,” Vaughn said. “It’s the foundation doing that.”
“If additional funds are donated by the public, the number of kids participating will increase,” Barnard said.
Donations may be made here or for more information contact Earl Barnard 360-387-9670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Sheriffs Citizens Patrol, contact email@example.com
The Camano Island Sheriff's citizen patrol is looking for a few good men and women! The Sheriff's Citizen Patrol have been patrolling Camano Island and assisting deputies for more than 20 years.
These volunteers are not law enforcement officers but assist the Island County Sheriff's Office by conducting vacation house checks, processing concealed weapons permits, and delivering interoffice materials between Camano and Whidbey Islands.
THE S.C.P. volunteers are NOT law enforcement officers or deputies.
Island County Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol’s services for the public:
1. Vacation house and after-hours business checks, (you can request a vacation house check here),
2. Finger printing twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays between 10:00 AM to 3 PM, by appointment.
3. Placement of the “radar trailer” to help as a reminder for those speeding. Any residential area may request the radar trailer to be placed in their community.
Other duties performed by the Citizen Patrol are:
1. Notifying a community when a “sex offender” has moved into their neighborhood, as per instructions from the Sheriff’s Office.
2. The delivery of “mail” 3 times a week to county offices at Coupeville and return with like items to Camano county offices. The term mail includes items of official or sensitive nature. If not for the volunteer Citizen Patrol, a county employee would be required to take time for these details.
3. The S.C.P. volunteers will assist the I.C.S.O. when requested.
Candidates must pass a background check and undergo a training program prior to being placed in a volunteer position. If you are interested in volunteering for this program send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MESSAGE FROM ISLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REGARDING A RECENT PHONE SCAM
We have received numerous phone calls regarding a subject identifying himself as "Lieutenant Daniels" with the Island County Sheriff's Office leaving messages requesting a call about a "Civil Matter" or a "Urgent Matter". The number the subject leaves goes directly to the voice mail box of "Rick Felici" (the name of the current Chief Criminal Deputy) and the extension the victim is asked to dial goes directly to the voice mail box of "Lieutenant Daniels".
If the victim answers their phone during the initial call, or leaves a call back number on the voicemail, the next step usually involves threats of arrest for non-payment of fines or outstanding warrants. The suspect will then ask for payment usually in the form of gift cards or prepaid debit cards. In some instances the suspect may ask directly for the victim's credit card number.
The Sheriff's Office will not request payment over the phone for fines or arrest warrant removal, especially in the form of gift cards or prepaid debit cards. Legal fines are paid through the court system. The telephone number the call comes from and the telephone number the victim is directed to dial all appear to be local telephone numbers, however our detectives have tracked them back to a voice mail service in Florida.If you do get a message or end up speaking with an individual and you doubt who they may be, you can contact the Sheriff's Office main extension during business hours at 360-678-4422, or the ICOM dispatch center at 360-679-9567.
We have gotten several more reports that the Island County Sheriff's Office phone scam is evolving. The suspect is calling from a number that has had the caller ID changed (Spoofed) to show that it is coming from the Island County Sheriff's Office or the Island County court house.If someone answers the phone, the caller identifies themselves as "Rick Felici" (the current Chief Criminal Deputy) or " Lieutenant Daniels" and states that they need to speak about an urgent matter. In an attempt to legitimize the call, the caller will often provide information to the victim such as their physical address, email addresses or other personal information that can be found online through various sources.
The caller then tells the victim that they have outstanding arrest warrants or civil fines that they need to pay or face arrest. The suspect then gets verbally aggressive with the victim and demands payment via prepaid credit cards or gift cards. If no one answers the phone, the suspect leaves a message directing the victim to call due to an "urgent" matter and leaves a number that goes to an automated voicemail.
If you receive a message from anyone claiming to be with the Island County Sheriff's Office, or if you speak with someone directly, you can verify who they are by calling our business line at 360-678-4422 during business hours or the ICOM dispatch center at 360-679-9567 24 hours a day.
LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL NOT CALL YOU TO COLLECT FINES OR ACCEPT PAYMENT TO REMOVE ARREST WARRANTS, ALL FINES ARE COLLECTED THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM.
ANY TYPE OF PAYMENT OWED WOULD NEVER BE IN THE FORM OF PREPAID CREDIT CARDS OR GIFT CARDS.
DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD NUMBERS OR ANY BANK INFORMATION.
Island County Sheriff website:
Stanwood Police Department:
Camano Island Fire Department:
Island County Emergency Management:
Island County Emergency Management
Camano Preparedness Group:
Washington State Crime Victim Services:
Stanwood Camano News article about recipients of Re/Max Community Chest grants that included the Camano Law Enforcement Foundation.Read More
Newspaper article about Island County Sheriff Citizen PatrolRead More
Newspaper article about Sheriff Brown leaving office and the CLESF and Citizen Patrol farewell breakfast held on December 11th at the Crows Nest.Read More
Article published in the Stanwood Camano News detailing the 2018 Shop With A Cop program.Read More
Sheriff Citizen Patrol participates in Camano Island Fire Department open house.Read More
Letter to editor regarding Camano Island National Night Out crime prevention event.Read More
Article about Be Safe-Be Visible safety vest program funded by Foundation and distributed by Sheriff's Citizen Patrol and deputies.Read More
Recruiting information for Sheriff Citizen Patrol membership.Read More
Article regarding first Shop with a Cop Christmas children charity event.Read More
Any and all tax deductible donations or grant assistance go towards enabling the foundation to be able to purchase the needed, but not budgeted items for use on Camano Island by the local law enforcement agencies. NOTE: The Sheriff Citizen Patrol is unable to accept donations. All donations to assist the Island County Sheriff Citizen Patrol must be made through the foundation.
You can send your tax deductible donation today through Paypal or by mail to:
Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation
P.O. Box 763
Stanwood, WA 98292
With your participation you can show your support for Camano Island law enforcement by joining with us and becoming a member of the Foundation.
The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation meets on the first Monday of every other month at the Country Club Fire Station, 1326 Elger Bay Rd. at 7pm. For more information go to the "Contact Us" section of this website.
Here are downloadable forms as described within the website:
SHERIFF CITIZEN PATROL APPLICATION FORM COMING SOON
CAMANO LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION C.L.E.S.F. Application Blank 2019.docx
CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT cpl.pdf
VACATION HOME CHECKS VacationCheckForm.pdf
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