Healthy Community Initiative

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.


Rice County Sheriff Richard Cook is Making a Difference

May 18, 2009

Rice County Sheriff Richard Cook is the February 2009 recipient of the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference Award”.

Sheriff Cook was nominated for his dedication to stop the drug problems in Rice county His commitment and leadership has been instrumental in bringing together the law enforcement agencies throughout Rice County and forming a concentrated Drug Taskforce. He develop ed and implemented the Taskforce saving tax dollars and life’s by funding the effort with drug forfeiture proceeds.

Cook focuses on holding drug dealers accountable as well as partnering with other count agencies to develop and promote the Zero Alcohol Providers (ZAP) and other drug awareness and prevention efforts throughout Rice County.