Graduation Ceremony for T.A.P.S. Academy
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participated in a program that help troubled youth this summer. School Resource Officers assigned to Clint ISD were part of the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) Academy. The academy ran for 9 weeks and was specifically designed for at-risk youth. Students partnered with mentor officers to discuss issues such as: bullying, anger management, avoidance of gang life, drug usage, conflict management and many other youth and law enforcement focused topics. Through these interactive sessions, students gained skills to make better and more positive decisions in their lives.
One of the primary goals of this program was to strengthen communities by encouraging at-risk youth and law enforcement to work together. TAPS creates an environment where law enforcement and youth learn from each other, build relationships, and discuss better ways to manage adverse situations.
There will be a T.A.P.S. graduation ceremony on August 13, 2014 at the Clint ISD Administration Building located at 14521 Horizon Blvd. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm. Sheriff Wiles, Chief Aguilar, and Superintendant Juan Martinez will be the special guests.
At the graduation ceremony will be the founders of the Teen And Police Service (T.A.P.S.) academy