The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

March 27, 2013

Sheriffs' Association requests being mailed to county residents

Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Anderson County residents will soon begin receiving letters requesting their support as an Associate Member of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor recently reported.

“Membership invitations will go out in the mail over the next several weeks,” Taylor said. “Funding by Associate Member funding allows the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas to provide training, technical resources and legislative support on key criminal justice issues to law enforcement officers across 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 provide scholarships for children of law enforcement officers.

“The Associate Membership Drive helps provide the funding which is vital to our mission of making our communities safer to live, work and play,” Taylor said. “Contributions to the Sheriffs’ 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 the 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,” Taylor 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.”

Citizens not receiving a membership appeal or desiring more information can contact the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas at 1601 S. IH 35, Austin, Texas 78741 or visit

Founded in 1874, the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Texas.

The Sheriffs’ Association 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 district attorney.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at