Sheriff Steve Towns met with the Williams County Mayors’ Association on Wednesday night.
The Sheriff told the group that concealed carry permit requests skyrocketed in 2013 after the Sandy Hook school shooting and the push for gun-control legislation afterwards.
He also told the group that he’s assigned one deputy as a bailiff to the Court of Common Pleas to assist with courtroom security.
The Bryan Times reports that Towns has also restarted the county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program with Deputy Paul McCord as the lead educator.
The Sheriff says heroin has reached epidemic proportions nationwide and it is also a big problem right here in Williams County.
The Sheriff also praised social media and email, saying the technology makes it easier to network and share information.