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Awards and recognitions at January Mason County Sheriff’s Breakfast

Group photo of OCCU supporting the K-9 program.  Left to right, Sheriff Casey Salisbury, Sergeant Trevor Severance (K-9 Supervisor), OCCU Bert Fisher, Deputy Sheriff Sean Dodge with K-9 “Kona”, Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer with K-9 “Jack”, and OCCU Daris Devaney.

The first of the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfasts for 2014 was held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Little Creek Casino. Over 90 public safety professionals gathered for this wonderful event, now in its seventh year. Law Enforcement officials representing municipal, county, state and federal agencies, Fire/EMS officials representing city, county and regional districts, Public…

Draft policies for Grays Harbor salmon, Columbia sturgeon available for review

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking public comment through Jan. 9 on draft policies for managing Grays Harbor salmon and lower Columbia River white sturgeon populations.

The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), extended public comment on the two policies during discussions at its public meeting Dec. 6-7 in Olympia.

Also during the meeting, the commission approved proposals by WDFW to purchase three properties to protect fish and wildlife habitat and provide public access for outdoor recreation.

State fishery managers have been working with a citizen committee and the public since October to develop the draft options for a new policy to address conservation and catch allocation for Grays Harbor salmon fisheries.

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over patrols running through New Year

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Hopefully 2013 will be different than the last five holiday seasons. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. DUI is still the leading cause of traffic death, however it doesn’t have to be that way and that is why between November 27, 2013 and January 1, 2014 extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence.

 The Shelton and Squaxin Police Departments, along with Grays Harbor, and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol are working towards zero traffic deaths by participating in this Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The Grays Harbor and Mason County Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force organize and support this enforcement effort.

These and all extra patrols are part of Target Zero—striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030. For more information, visit Target Zero. Additional information on the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

New Deputy Sheriff for Mason County

SHELTON, Wash. – On Wednesday, 11/13/2013, Danielle Branes successfully completed and graduated from the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

The academy is 720 hours or 18 ½ weeks of intensive law enforcement training held in Burien, WA. The cadets live on campus at the academy and undergo both physical and mental challenges.

Some of the courses that a cadet must pass in order to graduate include Criminal Investigations, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Crisis Intervention, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Patrol & Traffic Procedures and Emergency Vehicle Operations.

Search warrant turns up drugs, cash, and arrests for Mason County Special Operations Group

SHELTON, Wash. – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested two on drug charges, after serving a search warrant for the Department of Corrections on Wednesday. Detective William Adam tells us their Special Operations Group (SOG) along with law enforcement officers from the Squaxin Island Tribal Police Department and the WA State Department of Corrections (DOC), served a search warrant in the 100 block of Skookum Drive, which is located in the Timberlakes area of Mason County. Two subjects were taken into custody on new drug charges and booked into the Mason County Jail.  One of these individuals was already on supervision with the DOC for previous illegal drug convictions.