FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2014

Sheriff Greg Hamilton Issues Appeal To Citizens In Fight Against Crime

Responding to the increased number of citizens wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a
stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Greg Hamilton today announced that Travis
County Citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.
Membership invitations will go out in the mail soon. Associate Member funding Allows the Sheriffs’
Association of Texas to provide critical training, technical resources, and legislative support on key
criminal justice issues to Sheriff’s Deputies 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. Contributions are tax-deductible.
“The Associate Membership Drive helps provide the funding which is vital to our mission of making
communities safer places to live, work and play,” said Sheriff Hamilton
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 Hamilton.
“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 obtain it by contacting the
Sheriff’s Association of Texas at:
1601 IH 35, Austin, Texas 78741
www.txsheriffs.org
The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas and Mr. Steve M. Westbrook are the contact for this release and can
be reached at 445-5888.

NEWS RELEASE TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
P.O. Box 1748, Austin, Texas 78767

Note: Founded in 1874, the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas is a non-profit professional and educational
organization dedicated to the preservation of peace and the protection of lives and property of the citizens
of Texas. Mr. Steve M. Westbrook serves as the Executive Director. Headquarters are located in Austin,
Texas. The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas does not make solicitations by telephone. If you receive a
telephone call from someone who uses their name, please report it to your local Sheriff or County/District
Attorney.
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Submitted By: Roger Wade, Senior Public Information Officer, (512) 854-4986

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