Ripley County Sheriff Announces Membership Program
By Katlyn Reece
(Ripley County, Ind.) – Sheriff Tom Grills of Ripley County is inviting Ripley County citizens to become members of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.
“We are inviting the public to help us better serve them by joining our efforts to provide effective law enforcement,” said Grills.
The Indiana Sheriff’s Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the criminal justice system through education, training, service, and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Indiana, said Grills.
According to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, the organization was first established in 1930 in order to promote better communication and exchange information between the sheriffs and law enforcement personnel. In 1977, the organization began to focus on providing education and training for sheriffs and department personnel.
The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association also provides college scholarships and two annual leadership camps each summer for adolescent boys and girls.
Residents of Ripley County should be receiving membership applications in the mail soon. Anyone that does not receive an application in the mail can call or stop by the Sheriff’s Office to obtain one. Citizens can also apply on the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office website at www.ripleycounty.com/sheriff or the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website at www.indianasheriffs.org.
“Your joining of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will be welcomed as an expression of your support of our association and its many worthwhile programs,” the sheriff concluded.