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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2018 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ANNOUNCES 2018 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

May 30, 2018

El Paso, Texas – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office invite local teens with an interest in law enforcement to participate in the upcoming 2018 Youth Academy, July 9-13, 2018.

The purpose of the Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is to introduce young men and women in our community to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in a positive and informative manner.

The academy consists of presentations, demonstrations, videos, and tours from the various Sheriff’s Office departments.

The academy is open to anyone between the ages of 13-18 who have not completed high school. Space is limited so please submit your application early!

Registration packets can be picked up at the following locations:

Sheriff’s Headquarters – 3850 Justice Dr. / 538-2119

Montana Station – 12501 Montana Ave. / 856-4875

Clint Station – 190 N. San Elizario / 851-3287

Vinton Station – 436 E. Vinton / 886-2724

All applications must be returned to the Sheriff’s headquarters by June 27, 2018.

For more information please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at 915-538-2119 or lantunez@epcounty.com .

 

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RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GOLF TOURNAMENT RECAP

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RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

GOLF TOURNAMENT RECAP

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff’s Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Crime Stoppers of El Paso on Friday, May 25, 2018.

At the end of the event Crime Stoppers of El Paso was presented with a donation check in the amount of ten thousand dollars.

     Sheriff Wiles thanks the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and staff for all their help and support of the 4th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser.

 

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE “CLICK IT OR TICKET” ENFORCEMENT

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

“CLICK IT OR TICKET” ENFORCEMENT

May 21, 2018

“ Click It or Ticket” increased-enforcement effort runs May 22nd – June 3rd.

El Paso, TX – During the last two weeks of May the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up their enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws from May 21 to June 3, including the Memorial Day weekend.  Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to be properly buckled up or face fines and court costs up to $200. Children younger than 8 must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they’re taller than 4 feet 9 inches. Even if occupants are not properly restrained, the driver faces fines of up to $250, plus court costs. 

When the “Click It or Ticket” campaign launched in 2002, only 76 percent of Texans used their seat belts now seat belt use in Texas has increased, to nearly 92 percent in 2017.  Unfortunately, 929 unbuckled Texans still died in traffic crashes last year. TxDOT’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign reminds drivers and passengers that wearing a seat belt is the single most effective step they can take to protect themselves in a crash. Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a crash by 45 percent. That number jumps to 60 percent for pickup trucks.  While daytime seat belt usage continues to increase, nighttime use remains lower, leading to a higher rate of fatalities. Last year, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found the number of drivers and front seat passengers observed in 18 cities not wearing seat belts increased by almost 50 percent from day to night.

In 2017, 57 percent of all crashes where occupants died and weren’t wearing a seat belt happened at night (between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.).  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the “Click It or Ticket” initiative in Texas is estimated to have saved 5,473 lives, prevented more than 95,500 serious injuries and saved more than $20.7 billion in related economic costs from 2002 through 2017.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ANIMAL ABUSE/NEGLECT SCAM

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

ANIMAL ABUSE/NEGLECT SCAM

May 17, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is advising citizens of El Paso County of a letter being received circulated regarding animal abuse/neglect.

The letter provides a description of a dog and states the animal is being abused or neglected. The letter states surveillance was conducted and the animal is not being treated properly. The sender goes on to give care suggestions and refers the recipient to contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit.

Please be advised that our Animal Welfare Unit will NEVER mail a notice of this type. Contact will be made in person with the animal owner or an official Sheriff’s Office notice/warning with the specific violation will be left at the residence.

Furthermore, any case of animal abuse/neglect will be investigated by a Sheriff’s Office detective.

If anyone has received this type of letter, please contact the proper authorities. The El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

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El PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO HOST SHERIFF’S SAFETY TOWN

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El PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

TO HOST SHERIFF’S SAFETY TOWN

May 8, 2018

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will host Sheriff’s Safety Town June 11th – 15th, 2018.

This annual event provides important safety tips and information on subjects like:

§ Stranger Danger presented by McGruff

§ Eddie Eagle presents Gun Safety

§ Safety Pup presents 9-1-1 Emergency

§ Bike, General Traffic & Pedestrian Safety presented by Deputy Dawg

Sheriff’s Safety Town will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarter building, located 3850 Justice Dr.

Sheriff’s Safety Town is open to children ages 4-7 (20 children maximum class size), from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Registration per child is $10 and includes daily snacks and refreshments. Please contact Deputy J. Ramirez or Deputy J. Ochoa at 915-538-2097 if you would like to register your child.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN CLEAN-UP EVENT IN CANUTILLO

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

PARTICIPATES IN CLEAN-UP EVENT IN CANUTILLO


On Saturday, May 5th,  Sheriff’s Office deputies joined County Judge Ruben Vogt, Commissioner Andrew Haggerty and County Road and Bridges personnel at Gallegos Park for their clean-up event.

Gallegos Park was the drop-off site for residents of the community to dispose of used tires, used chemicals, scrap metal, and trash.

Deputies and security staff from Canutillo ISD also collected tires and trash from empty lots in the surrounding areas.

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National Correctional Officers' Week 2018

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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week”.  May 6th – May 12th, 2018 is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

On behalf of Sheriff Wiles, we recognize and thank all

Detention personnel for their hard work and commitment to

the Sheriff’s Office and to Public Safety!

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