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EPCSO TO LAUNCH OPERATION TO CURB UNDERAGE DRINKING

EPCSO TO LAUNCH OPERATION TO CURB UNDERAGE DRINKING

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an operation to curb underage drinking beginning Friday, June 03, 2016.

                High school graduation season is in effect all over the borderland, and the Sheriff’s Office wants to remind minors (under 21) that there are consequences when alcohol is added to their celebrations. 

        If you are a minor (under 21) and found to be in possession of alcohol, you may face the following penalties: 

· Up to a $500 fine

· A 30-180 day driver license suspension

· 8 to 40 hours of community service

· Mandatory alcohol-awareness classes

Any amount of beer, wine or liquor can trigger these penalties. A second or third offense can lead to suspension of your driver license for 60 to 180 days.

                If you are under 21, it is illegal for you to drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in your system. The first time you are stopped for drinking and driving, you could face the following penalties:

· Up to a $500 fine,

· A 60-day driver license suspension

· 20 to 40 hours of community service

· Mandatory alcohol-awareness classes

If you're 17 or older and are pulled over for drinking and driving with a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater, you could face:

· Up to a $2,000 fine

· Three to 180 days in jail

· A driver license suspension for 90 days to a year

Sheriff’s Office deputies will be proactively patrolling the county of El Paso looking for these offenses.  Driving while under the influence of alcohol has far greater consequences, far beyond the legal and financial ones. According the Texas Department of Transportation “Thousands of lives are permanently impacted each year because of someone’s decision to get behind the wheel while impaired from the effects of alcohol.”  “ About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol. 

RELEASE: CANINE CADETS ELSIE AND OLIVIA COMPLETE THE PAWS VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

RELEASE: CANINE CADETS ELSIE AND OLIVIA COMPLETE THE PAWS VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

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El Paso County

Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – Canine Cadets Elsie and Olivia have completed the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office PAWS vocational program and found their “FUREVER” homes.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Elsie is an 18 month white female Bull Terrier, who found her “FUREVER” home with the Vasquez family. Olivia is 2-year-old brown Lab mix who will be calling the Grant family her “FUREVER” home.

The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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EPCSO DETENTION OFFICER LUIS TREVIÑO AWARDED THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS – 2016 HUMANITARIAN AWARD

EPCSO DETENTION OFFICER LUIS TREVIÑO AWARDED THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS – 2016 HUMANITARIAN AWARD

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - “The Military Order of the World Wars,” will award El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Luis A. Treviño with the 2016 Humanitarian Award, on Saturday, June 18th, 2016.

“The Military Order of the World Wars,” serves America’s youth by hosting Youth Leadership Conference programs throughout the United States; the organization also formally honors those who excel in the national security, homeland security, and law and order arenas.

The awards will be presented on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., at the Great American Land & Cattle Company located at 9800 Gateway North.

The Sheriff’s Office congratulates Officer Treviño on his nomination and award.

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ORDER ON THE BORDER II

ORDER ON THE BORDER II

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section and the Explorer Post 2005 hosted the 2nd Annual “Order on the Border” fitness challenge on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

Competitors from the community, local law enforcement agencies, and Sheriff’s Office staff competed in the toughest fitness challenge of 2016. Over 75 competitors competed in various strength and conditioning events. The competition consisted of two rounds made up of 16 heats and the competitors with the best scores from those two rounds would move on to the final workout.

All proceeds of “Order on the Border,” benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 who are currently preparing for the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and Competition that will take place July 11th- 16th, 2016 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thank you to all the competitors who joined us for today’s event. To view the full album click on this link or the picture below.

 

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RESULTS - EPCSO OPERATION BURN TRASH LOSE CASH IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

RESULTS - EPCSO OPERATION BURN TRASH LOSE CASH IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Burn Trash Lose Cash,” May 2nd – 22nd, 2016 in east El Paso County.

The El Paso County is continuously under a burn ban issued by the El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and the Court of Commissioners. Often considered a drought-stricken area the El Paso County is constantly under threat of damage, injury, and loss of life and property resulting from the threat of wildfires.

Under the County Burn Ban, only “authorized” outdoor burning activities include firefighter training, public utility or planting or harvesting of agricultural crops.

During the operation, the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section focused on educating the public on the County Burn Ban using local media outlets and by distributing flyers and information relating to the County Burn Ban and ordinance to the residents of East Montana.

The Sheriff’s Office East Montana Patrol Station proactively located and identified illegal burning violations, the results for the operation resulted in 10 citations for violating the ordinance. Violating the County Burn Ban is a Class C misdemeanor and can result in a citation and fine up to $500, in addition to any court costs.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office asks for the community to report any illegal burning to 915-546-2280, as we continue to work on deterring the public from outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. Following the ordinance helps keep our neighborhoods free from any harmful pollution and especially free of accidental fires.

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RELEASE: PAWS WELCOMES NEW CANINE CADETS – HEMI AND TITAN

RELEASE: PAWS WELCOMES NEW CANINE CADETS – HEMI AND TITAN

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office PAWS vocational program welcome its newest canine cadets Hemi and Titan to the program.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Hemi is an 18-month-old, male Mastiff mix, Mastiffs are gentle giants known for their affection and for being kid friendly. 

Titan is a 10-month-old Labrador/Shepherd mix, Titan likes other dogs and children. Both Hemi and Titan were surrendered to the Animal Rescue League and are now is looking for their “FUREVER” homes.

The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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