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Citizens Invited to Help Fight Against Crime!

Posted on 11/9/2012 by Ashleigh Sloop

Citizens Invited to Help Fight Against Crime!

Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff William T. Schatzman invites all Forsyth County citizens to become Honorary Members of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association.

Founded in 1922, the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association is a not-for-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of North Carolina. The Association office is located in Raleigh.

With government funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association's Honorary Membership Program has taken on greater importance than ever before. The funding is vital in helping to carry out the mission of making our county a safer place to live, work and play. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for $25, while businesses can show their support with a $50 contribution. The funding provides critically important technical resources, legislative support on key criminal justice issues, and support for the NCSA Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship Program at state universities. Additional training for Sheriffs and their deputies are also funded through memberships. Membership applications will be delivered in the mail this month. Individuals not receiving a membership application or desiring more information may contact the association at the information listed below.

Residents wishing to become Honorary Members can also sign up for the program by contacting the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The Honorary Membership Program was created to provide citizens with an opportunity to lend their support for more effective law enforcement and to better help local Law Enforcement 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. Citizens receiving a membership application are encouraged to consider joining forces with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office by becoming an Honorary Member. It is a valuable investment in our future.