Created on Monday, 17 March 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
SHERIFF ANDREW J. SMITH
Logan County Sheriff Andrew J. Smith announces that area residents are invited to become associate members of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association in response to the increasing number of individuals wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime.
Membership appeals will be sent out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for a $20 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.
“With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the membership drive has taken on greater importance than ever before,” Sheriff Smith said. “The funding is vital to helping us carry out our mission of making communities safer places to live, work and play.”
Individuals who do not receive a membership appeal and would like more information can contact the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, 1103 Schrock Road, Suite 401, Columbus, OH 43329, or call (800) 589-2772. Information also is available online at www.buckeyesheriffs.org.
Residents also can become members of the program by contacting the sheriff’s office, 592-5731.
The membership program was formed to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support to more effective law enforcement and to help local law enforcement officers 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 continues to grow in importance,” Sheriff Smith said. “I encourage everyone receiving a membership appeal to consider joining forces with us by becoming an associate member. It is a valuable investment in the future.”