The Missouri Sheriff's Association is soliciting donations to raise money for proposed construction of a multi-purpose room at the Missouri sheriff's association and training facility in Jefferson City.
According to Grundy county sheriff Rodney Herring, 2nd vice president of the statewide board, letters seeking contributions are being mailed. He stressed there will NOT be any telephone call solicitations.
Contributions from the past two years raised funds to build and furnish two 30 person classrooms as well as office space to house training staff and provide for equipment. The latest effort is designed to generate funds to expand hands-on training for larger class sizes and to conduct classes when weather conditions prohibit outdoor training. It's the third and final phase of a 250 thousand dollar training facility project located on Business Highway 50 West, at Jefferson City.
The Missouri sheriff's association offers training for deputies, jailers, police officers among others. Specialized training is offered in the areas of Emergency Driving, Jail Operations, Firearms, School Security, Less-Lethal Force Options and Personal Self-Defense. Over 12 thousand persons have been trained over the past 18 months.
Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the special appeals fund in care of the Missouri sheriff's association at Box 16-85 in Jefferson City. The Grundy county sheriff's office also has a donation form that allows for credit card payments. Donations also can be submitted via the web site www dot mosheriffs dot com click building fund.