Police: sheriff's office not asking for donations

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – The Baxter County Sheriff's Department wants the public to know they are not calling your homes and asking for money.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Department, their office has received several phone calls asking if they're collecting money for bulletproof vests. According to Sheriff John Montgomery, the calls are coming from the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association, which is a legitimate non-profit organization based out of Houston, Texas.

Sheriff Montgomery said the organization is not directly connected with the Baxter County Sheriff's Department or its employees and is not authorized to conduct any fundraising efforts on their behalf.

If you have any questions you're asked to contact the Baxter County Sheriff's Department.

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