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TS Police Support League Nonprofit Supports Law Enforcement Officers & other Community Needs in Alabama Black Belt

Posted on June 03, 2021 at 03:38 PM

Constructive Activities of Nonprofit TS Police Support League in Greene County, Alabama

June 3, 2021

Editor’s Note: We would like to send along this information about the constructive work of the nonprofit T.S. Police Support League based in Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama in the heart of the Alabama Black Belt.

President Sheila Smith and Treasurer Billy McFarland of the T.S. Police Support League were scheduled as speakers at the May 13, 2021 Delta Zoom Conference, but unfortunately technical difficulties prevented them from being able to participate at that time. President Smith and Treasurer McFarland are longstanding colleagues of the Delta Caucus work in promoting community and economic development in the Greater Delta/Alabama Black Belt region.

T.S. Police Support League’s Mission

The T.S. Police Support League was founded in 2013 to promote and support law enforcement officers and agencies in Greene County, Alabama, with contributions made throughout each year by the League. The nonprofit donates funds directly to law enforcement, buys essential vehicles, supplies and equipment for law enforcement in Greene County.

T.S. Police Support League also supports the families and survivors of law enforecement officers killed in the line of duty. The nonprofit supports the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and all law enforcement in the county.

Among the many accomplishments of the T.S. Police Support League are included:

–Donating millions of dollars over the years to help law enforcement and first responders in Greene County. For example, in 2018 over $1.5 million was given back to the local community. Without these donations law enforcement would have to make major cutbacks in personnel and equipment.

–In 2018, T.S. Police Support League was the largest financial donor to nonprofit charities in Greene County among all of the nonprofit 501c3 organizations in the area.

–Purchased three police cruisers, uniforms and equipment for Eutaw Police Department, as well as new vehicles for the Greene County Sheriff’s office.

–Contributed to the Eutaw Fire Department and was a corporate sponsor of the Alabama State Troopers’ Association.

–Provided funding for former Eutaw police officers’ medical bills and to refurbish the community’s ambulances. Donated food to Greene County residents.

–Sponsored the Criminal Justice Scholarship for Black Belt Students for Judson College.

The League continues to expand its philanthropic mission thanks to the electronic bingo license granted to the nonprofit by Greene County Sheriff Jonathan Benison, who has spent over 30 years in law enforcement, 24 of those as an Alabama State Trooper.

Greene County, Alabama’s population is approximately 80% African American, 19% white, and about 1% of other ethnic types.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is 100% African American, the Eutaw, Alabama police department is 80% African American, and the Forkland, Alabama police department is 100% African American. Local law enforcement officers pursue policies of respectful, professional conduct to all people.

League President Sheila Smith is a member of the Eutaw City Council, and also serves on the Quality Control Board of the Greene County Department of Human Resources and the board of the Greene County Health System Foundation. She previously had a lengthy career in fashion retail and cosmetics in New York.

League Treasurer Billy McFarland serves on a variety of boards and associations including the Southern Rail Commission appointed by the Governor of Alabama, the Tuscaloosa Children’s Center, the Pickensville Rosenwald School Community Center Council, and the Finance and Grant Committee of Region III in the Alabama Governor’s Office of Workforce Development.

For more information call at (205) 887-0591 or see