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DeWitt County Sheriff Issues Appeal to Citizens to Join In the Fight Against Crime

Feb 26, 2013

Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff Jered Shofner, today, announced that DeWitt County citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Illinois Sheriff's Association.


Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly.  Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for as little as $20, while businesses can show their support for a $50 contribution.  The funding provides critically important technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.


Contributions are tax-deductible.


"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", said Sheriff Jered Shofner.  "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."


The membership program was formed, and continues, 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.


Individuals not receiving a membership appeal or desiring more information can obtain information by contacting the Illinois Sheriffs' Association at 401 E. Washington, Suite 1000, Springfield, IL, 62701, Phone:  217-753-2372.  Information is also available online,


The Illinois Sheriffs' Association never solicits membership by telephone.

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