With an increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement, Sheriff Brian L. Thomas, the Potter County Sheriff, announced that Potter County citizens will be invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.

The membership invitations will go out in the mail in the next several weeks.

The funding from the Associate Members will allow the Sheriff’s Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across the state. 

The dues to join this membership will be used to support crime prevention and awareness programs, promote public safety, fight drug abuse, provide additionally for the sheriff and their deputies as well as provide scholarships for children of law enforcement officers.

Any contributions to the Sheriff’s Association of Texas are tax-deductible.

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.

“During 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, “ said Sheriff Thomas. “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.”

Citizens who do not receive a membership appeal or are wanting more information can contact the Sheriff’s Association of Texas by clicking here.