Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff David Warren today announced that Nolan County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas.
Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several days, and in fact some local citizens may have already received a letter of invitation.
Associate Member funding allows the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state as well as here in Nolan County.
In addition, dues will be used to support crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, fight drug abuse, provide additional training for Sheriffs and their Deputies, and provide scholarships for children of law enforcement officers.
Contributions to the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas are tax-deductible.
â€śThe Associate Membership Drive helps provide the funding which is vital to our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play,â€ť said Sheriff Warren.
The Associate Membership Program was created to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and to better help local Sheriffs protect the lives and property of citizens.
â€śDuring these economic times, the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships continues to escalate, and programs such as this continue to grow in importance,â€ť said Sheriff Warren. â€śI encourage every citizen receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an Associate Member. It is a valuable investment in our future.â€ť
Citizens not receiving a membership invitation or desiring more information can contact the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas at:
Sheriffâ€™s Association of Texas
1601 S. IH-35
Austin, Texas 78741
Founded in 1874, the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Texas. Mr. Steve M. Westbrook serves as the Executive Director. Headquarters are located in Austin, Texas. The Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas does not make solicitations by telephone. If you receive a phone call from someone who uses the Sheriffsâ€™ Association of Texas name, please report it to your local Sheriff or County/District Attorney.