The Ross County Sheriff's Department recently participated in the SHIELD detail, a co-op program where various law enforcement agencies come together to help one another work on a number of issues.
"It's always good to have that working experience with each other to know who to call on and what equipment everybody can bring to the table," said Ross County Sheriff George Lavender.
In addition, the Sheriff's Department is asking the community to become involved with the Project School Tools and Stuff-the-Bus programs.
"We go out and seek donations for the kids who are underprivileged and need some assistance in getting some of their school supplies," said Colonel T.J. Hollis.
Project School Tools will be held on August the 13th. Donations can be dropped off at Salvation Army on East 4th Street and the Terry Collins Reentry Center.
Stuff the Bus is August 10th at Walmart.
According to Hollis, businesses can contact Terry Minney at the Reentry Center at 702-1200 to get a donation box to set up to help with the collection effort.
Click here for a full interview with Lavender and Hollis.