Residents asked to give law enforcement officers a thumb’s up

The Douglas County Sheriff's Autism Car at the Community & Senior Center on Saturday for the first Autism Fair.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Autism Car at the Community & Senior Center on Saturday for the first Autism Fair. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Advisory Council is asking the public to join in a campaign they have named “Thumbs Up for Law Enforcement” to encourage the public to give law enforcement personnel a thumbs up in the spirit of support.

They are asking that when the public encounters a law enforcement officer – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy, patrol, or any surrounding area agency – to give them a thumbs up.

“Law enforcement is a tough, but necessary job,” said Jim Leeg with the Sheriff’s Advisory Council. “These men and women work to keep us safe. We are asking citizens to give a friendly thumbs up to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement officers and the community they serve. By giving a thumbs up, you are recognizing that individual member of law enforcement who is facing scrutiny and may need the little reminder, good job, or you are appreciated.”

Organizers encouraged residents to share this campaign on social media and with other members of the community.

The council is a nonprofit service organization founded to raise funds for extraordinary expenses of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office including continuing education and training for personnel, technological resources and other supplemental equipment. It consists of community volunteers dedicated to supporting the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office by obtaining grants and private donations for needed equipment and education not afforded in the general budget.

To learn more about the Douglas County Sheriff’s Advisory Council please visit:https://dcsheriffsadvisorycouncil.org/


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