Sheriff’s fundraising efforts are for real

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department wants you to know that a fund-raising effort going on for the department is legitimate.

Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the department, said that the fund drive for the annual Child Safety and Drug Education program is underway and representatives from L.A.W. Publications are contacting area businesses requesting their support for the program.

Jackson said the representatives will have proper identification and will have a letter over the sheriff’s signature. If you have any questions, you can call the sheriff’s department at 812-379-1740.