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The National Sheriffs' Association is offering Crime Prevention Patches to all Sheriff's Offices across the nation. These patches are given to area Boy Scout troops and Explorer Scout programs for their involvement in the crime prevention process.
In recognition of the Boy Scout Crime Prevention Merit Badge and the Crime Prevention Award, the National Sheriffs' Association Crime Prevention Patch can be given to young adults for their participation in law enforcement related issues. The Boy Scouts of America provide a way that law enforcement officers can take part in the Crime Prevention Program and allow youth to learn more about Sheriff's Office functions in the community.
The idea for this comprehensive Crime Prevention Program originated with Sheriff David Bateman of Utah County, Utah. Sheriff Bateman introduced this concept to the Crime Prevention Committtee in 1993. With the help of many individuals, the program was developed and announced. Since the program's beginning, many Sheriffs have taken the initiative to make the program successful.
Sheriff Stanley Glanz of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, while chairman of the NSA Crime Prevention Committee, introduced the patch and has been very involved in the Crime Prevention Program. Sheriff Glanz and his deputies have participated in various Crime Prevention activities to involve the youth of Tulsa County. They have a constant relationship with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Explorer Scouts. This gives them the opportunity to help young adults learn about different ways to prevent crime, and about law enforcement functions.
The National Sheriffs' Association Patch may be worn by Boy Scouts to indicate that they have worked with the Sheriff's Office toward the goal of obtaining the Crime Prevention Merit Badge or the Crime Prevention Award.
Send your order to:
National Sheriffs' Association
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314