Sheriff’s Office donates school supplies

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On Aug. 19, 2022, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office donated a cache of school supplies to the Pulaski County Public Schools in an effort to assist the many teachers who educate our children throughout the year.

Due to a variety of reasons, there are many teachers who spend their own money buying supplies to make sure every student has the same opportunity to learn and reach their fullest potential before advancing to the next grade. It is our hope that all Pulaski County teachers know how much they are valued and appreciated for the excellent jobs they do each day. After speaking with several teachers within our schools, we obtained a list of many items teachers purchase for their classrooms and we would like to share a small token of our support by offering these items funded by our department’s Asset Forfeiture Program.

Asset Forfeiture Funds are funds seized from illegal drug activity investigated by our Patrol Division as well as the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force. The funds seized during these arrests are many times awarded back to the agency/agencies who investigated, arrested and prosecuted the offenders. As of July 1, 2022, funds that typically had to be used for law enforcement related purposes only can now be used to strengthen relationships between the community and law enforcement.

Funds from asset seizures are not a budgeted line item for the Sheriff’s Office due to the infrequent nature of the funds and the length of time it takes for the funds to be awarded by the courts. Like all Pulaski County parents, we too value what our teachers give of themselves each day and are thankful they have chosen Pulaski County to teach our children for a better tomorrow.

Pulaski County Sheriff

Mike Worrell