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.
The Foundation financially assists Camano Deputies and Park Rangers due to their budgetary constraints of either not funded or underfunded, and the many volunteers of the Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol which perform vacation house checks, business and church security checks, finger printing Camano citizens and courier transport to and from Coupeville.
SOME OF THE ITEMS PURCHASED BY C.L.E.S.F.
This is a very difficult and challenging time for law enforcement. Law enforcement performs best with the support of the local community. CLESF supports law enforcement on Camano Island by holding fund raising events and then purchasing equipment which cannot be included in the current budgets. Lately the Foundation started supplementing the purchase of safety vests which are being handed out to Island walkers and bicyclist by the Sheriff Citizen Patrol whenever they are encountered on the narrow streets of the Island. With your support the Board of Directors and the members of the Foundation look forward to continuing serving this Island communities to maintain their quality of life by keeping them safe and secure for years to come. On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation, we thank you for your support. Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation--A Nonprofit Public Charity EIN 90-0669835, UBI# 603-089-676c State of Washington, Secretary of State’s Registration #: 32049ier
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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.Learn More
Provides funds to Camano Precinct Island County Sheriff deputies for the Camano-specific Shop With A Cop programLearn More
Be Safe, Be Visible Providing safety vests for Island walkers that are distributed through the Sheriff Citizen Patrol and the Island County Sheriff deputies.Learn More
Provides financial support for the Sheriff Citizen Patrol program.Learn More
The 2018 CLESF Raffle 2018 Fund Raising Raffle is for a Junior Police Motor CycleLearn More
The Camano Law Enforcement Foundation raises money to support its activities through raffle and other fund raising activities including an annual Poker Party.Learn More
CLESF Sponsored Education offerings of public safety topicsLearn More
CLESF supports various community events through out the year.Learn More
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.Learn More
Recognition of Marla and Randy Heagle of their support of the Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation.Learn More
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The Camano Law Enforcement Support Foundation seeks Donations for second year of participating 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
MESSAGE FROM ISLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REGARDING A RECENT PHONE SCAM
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 SCP Application 2018.doc
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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