News from the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office
May 1, 2017 | View PDF
Camp Show & Tell
We are currently taking applications for our Show and Tell 2017 Summer Camp. This camp, hosted by Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the staff of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will be held July 31st.–August 4th. During this camp, youth explore and enjoy a week of outdoor fun and recreation. This mentoring based camp, also offers workshops addressing bullying and the effects of bullying behaviors, substance abuse awareness and prevention and environmental safety and education. This camp is free of charge and open on a first come, first serve basis to 100 boys and girls living in Montgomery County between the ages of 9-11. Applications can be picked up through June 1st, at the Administrative Office of the Sheriff, 100 South Lawrence Street, 2nd floor, Monday- Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. This annual event is one of many of Sheriff Cunningham's Youth Focused Activities.
On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office unveiled their new drug collection unit they received as part of CVS Health's Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Grant Program. The new unit will be located at the Administrative Office of the Sheriff, at 100 South Lawrence (2nd floor lobby) and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.
The new drug disposal unit will help to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents' homes and decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. More than 70 percent of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets, according to a Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study. Proper drug disposal also helps to prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.
Firearms Familiarization Course
Sign up NOW for our Firearms Familiarization Course scheduled for Saturday, June 10th, and learn how to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world.
The class is held at our newly dedicated Sheriff D.T. Marshall Firearms Training Center and lasts most of the day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class (if you would like). All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.
• Montgomery County Citizen • Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date) • Complete an Application for the Course
Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337
Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org 334.832.1339
Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.
Sheriff's Office APP
We are getting a lot of positive feedback from our new Sheriff's Office APP! In case you missed last month's article, here it is again...The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has a new phone app called "Montgomery County AL Sheriff" that can be accessed through your phone's app store. Once you have added this app to your phone, you can easily set your phone up to receive important push notifications. Push notifications are quick, important messages that can notify you of road closure(s), blocked road(s), anything pertinent to your travel, escapee, etc. While our app can help you with many things including checking to see if someone is in the county jail, it is most helpful to receive push notifications. After you have downloaded the app, go through the follow steps to make sure your phone is set up to receive the push notifications:
• Go to your phone's setting icon • Scroll down and click "Applications" • Scroll down to "MCSO" or "Montgomery County Sheriff"
• Click "Application Manager", if it doesn't take you directly to the location • Click "Notifications" • Turn 'on' "Allow Notifications" and "Previews in pop-ups"
You should be all set to receive the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office push notifications!
Youth Fishing Rodeo
Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office invites boys and girls ages 6-12 to grab their fishing rods, bait and tackle and join us for our annual youth fishing rodeo. Please make sure a parent/guardian attends but only boys and girls are allowed to fish. Saturday, June 17, 2017 • 6:00 a.m.-12:00 noon • Montgomery County Ponds, Highway 231 South (Troy highway) Across from Meriweather Rd.
** We will have our Senior Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday, September 12th...more details to come**
Neighborhood Watch/Crime Prevention
If you are planning to develop a Neighborhood Watch or Crime Prevention Program, please do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff's Office at 832.7106 to set up a time for us to come out and speak to your group!
We are progressing as planned on our 1st floor of the Annex I building at 100 South Lawrence. If you need to access this area, please check with our building security personnel at the public entrance door at 100 South Lawrence. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you to everyone that came out for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Auburn Montgomery. All the children left with their baskets full and fun was had by all!
We would also like to thank everyone for making our annual Deputy Dave Day a huge success! All the kids were excited to see Deputy Dave, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office official mascot, as well as Sheriff Cunningham and the Sheriff's Office staff!
Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office!