People, Places & Events
Sheriff Burnett Appeals to Citizens
Special to The Monitor
CANTON-Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Van Zandt County Sheriff R.P. "Pat" Burnett announced county citizens are being invited to become associate members of the Sheriff's Association of Texas.
Membership invitations will go out in the mail shortly. The funding provides critically technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.
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 are tax-deductible.
"The associate membership drive helps provide the funding which is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making our communities safer places to live, work and play," Burnett said.
Citizens not receiving a membership appeal or desiring more information can contact the Sheriff's Association of Texas at: 1601 S. Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78741, www.tsxheriffs.org.
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.
"As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in this country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance," Burnett said.
"I 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," he added.
Founded in 1874, the Sheriffs' Association of Texas is a nonprofit professional and educational organization dedicated in the preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Texas.
Steve M. Westbrook serves as the executive director.
Headquarters are located in Austin.
The Sheriffs' Association of Texas does not make solicitations by telephone.
If you receive a phone call from someone who uses the Sheriffs' Association of Texas name, please report it to your local Sheriff or County/District Attorney.
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