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2013-04-04

Sheriff asks citizens to 'join fight against crime'

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Lately, an increased number of citizens have contacted the Bandera County Sheriff's Office with regard to building a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, according to Sheriff Daniel R. "Dan" Butts. In a press release dated Friday, March 29, he announced that county residents are being invited to become associate members of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas. Over the next few weeks, membership invitations will be mailed to prospective members.
The Associate Membership Programs was created to give citizens an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and to assist local sheriffs protect the lives and property of citizens.
"The Associate Membership Drive helps provide the funding which is vital to our mission of making our communities safer place to live, work and play," Butts said. "During these economic times, the need for building strong public-private law enforcement partnerships continues to escalate and programs like this continue to grow in importance."
Associate membership funding enables the Sheriffs' Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers throughout the state. 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 offer scholarships to children of law enforcement officers. Contributions to the Sheriffs' Association of Texas are tax-deductible.
Butts continued, "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."
Butts also warned residents that personnel with the Sheriffs' Association of Texas do not make solicitations by telephone. "If you receive a phone call from someone who uses the name, Sheriffs' Association of Texas, report it to my office at 830-796-4323 or to the District attorney's office in Kerrville," Butts urged.