Adams appointed to state sheriff's association board
From Staff Reports
August 4, 2008 - Hopkins County's sheriff was recently selected to serve on the board of one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the country.
Charles Dade "Butch" Adams was appointed to Sheriff's Association of Texas Board of Directors during the group's 130th annual training conference held July 20-23 in San Antonio.
Adams "distinguishes himself in his county and throughout the state as he assumes this leadership role in the Sheriff's Association of Texas," noted Steve M. Westbook, SAT executive director, in a prepared release.
The Sheriff's Association of Texas was started in August of 1874. Its goal is to serve as liaison for federal, state, county and municipal agencies and associations to promote cooperation, training, education and more efficient services to the citizens of Texas. They also hold annual training conferences and training sessions throughout the year for law enforcement officers.
The Sheriff's Association of Texas first began holding training conferences in 1878. Since then, the annual conference has grown to be "the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in Texas." This year, more than 1,500 sheriffs, federal, state, city and other law enforcement along with "major industry security personnel," met at the San Antonio Convention Center.
The conference offered speakers, opportunities for "significant and timely training sessions," and more than 240 exhibits showcasing new technology in law enforcement.