Location: Sheriff's Headquarters, 833 S. Akers St., Visalia

Incident Date: Dec. 5, 2019

Incident Time: 0900-1300 hours

City: Visalia

Posted by: Media Relations

Sheriff Boudreaux welcomes public to HQ for Open House

In what has become a holiday tradition, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and Fire Chief Charlie Norman welcomed 500 people to Headquarters Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, for the annual Open House. 

During the opening ceremony, Sheriff Boudreaux kicked off a toy, food and coat drive and gave away 30 new bicycles to designated boys and girls in the Sheriff’s PAL Program. 

“These boys and girls were chosen to receive bicycles at the Open House because they are trying their best to get good grades, stay out of trouble and be good role models,” he said. 

Sheriff Boudreaux introduced the Tulare County Sheriff’s Foundation and President Steve Nelsen presented a check for $3,250 to the Kaweah Delta Health Care District. In October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sheriff Deputies and staff raised money for the district by selling TCSO Pink Patches. Funds raised are earmarked for breast cancer patients who cannot afford mammograms, ultrasounds and comfort items.  

The check was accepted by Marc Mertz, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Kaweah Delta. 

To learn more about the Sheriff’s PAL, Junior Explorer and Explorer programs, please contact Corporal Monse Meza at (559) 804-7284.