February 2019 - Posts

SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY - 2018

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SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY

February 22, 2019

El Paso, TX – Under the leadership of Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to partner with citizens of El Paso County to make our community a safer place to live, work and play. End-of-year Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for 2018 reveal a 17% decrease in crime in our County compared to 2017.

Year

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

Total

2017

217

603

820

2018

158

530

688

Difference

-32%

-13%

-17%

Since Sheriff Wiles and his administration took office in January of 2009, UCR reports indicate a 71% decrease in crime.

Year

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

Total

2008

224

1221

1445

2018

158

530

688

Difference

-35%

-78%

-71%

Violent crimes include Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault. Property crimes include Burglary, Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft.

This significant decrease is a result of the commitment of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Business and community organizations such as Crime Stoppers, and Neighborhood Watch, together with local governmental entities throughout the County have furthered advanced the war against crime. The importance of citizen involvement in reporting and being proactive in countless ways, and on a daily basis, cannot be overstated in terms of the importance of partnership between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOSTS COFFEE WITH A DEPUTY–March 2019

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

HOSTS COFFEE WITH A DEPUTY

February 22, 2019

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will host “Coffee with a Deputy” on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The national movement focuses on building trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve.  Sheriff’s Office deputies will be on-hand to address questions or issues being faced by citizens in their neighborhoods.

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the deputies of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office invite you to join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation.

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the following locations:

· Cotton Eyed Joe’s Restaurant – 1591 N FM 1110 Rd, Clint, TX.

· Los Barriles Mexican Restaurant – 6761 Doniphan Rd. Canutillo, TX.

· McDonald’s – 4545 Woodrow Bean Transmountain, El Paso, TX.

And from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at:

· Ensenada Restaurant – 14281 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX.

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HORSES UNLIMITED RESCUE AND EDUCATION CENTER INC. - Barrels, Poles and Flags Practice Event

UPCOMING EVENTS

HORSES UNLIMITED RESCUE

AND EDUCATION CENTER INC.

February 22, 2019

El Paso, TX - Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center Inc. in an effort to enhance awareness and education of our equine companions in the El Paso Community.

Horses Unlimited works with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Animal Welfare Unit by housing and rehabilitating abused and neglected horses.

Under the care of Horses Unlimited, rescues are kept up to date on their immunizations and they are nursed back to healthy weight. The center also trains or retrains the horses to be docile around other animals and rideable for children and adults.

The center offers many programs and events throughout the year for members of our community to enjoy.

This month Horses Unlimited will host their Barrels, Poles and Flags practice event on February 23, 2019, at 9:00 am. The event is FREE to spectators and prices for participants are as follows: Entry Fee $25 for Non-Members / $20 for Members. Practices $4 for Non-Members / $2 for Members. Member fee is $40, renewal fees are $20.

All events will be hosted at the center located at 15415 Buck Wheat St. For more information please contact Horses Unlimited at (915) 491-7653.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EXPLORER POST 2005 –TRAINING SESSION–February 16, 2019

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

EXPLORER POST 2005 –TRAINING SESSION

February 14, 2019

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Services Section will conduct a training session on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

The goal of the Explorer Post is to afford an opportunity to young adults of the community to observe, participate and learn about law enforcement. The explorer post and its advisors provide explorers with education, training, and important information upon which to base their decision to pursue a career in law enforcement.

During this training session, explorers will practice and review Crime Prevention and Hostage Negotiation.

Training will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters located at 3850 Justice Dr. Media partners we invite you to join us for this training session.

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED HORSES UNLIMITED RESCUE AND EDUCATION CENTER INC.

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED

HORSES UNLIMITED RESCUE

AND EDUCATION CENTER INC.

February 12, 2019

El Paso, TX - Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center Inc. in an effort to enhance awareness and education of our equine companions in the El Paso Community.

Horses Unlimited works with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Animal Welfare Unit by housing and rehabilitating abused and neglected horses.

At Horses Unlimited there are plenty of ways YOU can help the horses! The center relies on volunteers and offers a wide range of volunteer options for all ages. Volunteers play vital roles in helping care for the horses, stall upkeep, ground maintenance, and education programs.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the center, for more information please contact Horses Unlimited at (915) 491-7653.

Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center Inc. is open to the public Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and they are located at 15415 Buck Wheat St.

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RECAP - SHERIFF’S OFFICE SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM SCHOOL

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RECAP - SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM SCHOOL

February 12, 2019

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy hosted an SRT (Special Response Team) School, February 4 - 8, 2019.

The SRT School provided the 40 participants with training that will prepare the officer in restoring order in a correctional facility including One Man Cell Extractions, Two Man Tactics extractions, Mobile Field Force and Hostage and Rescue. This term instructors concentrated on providing officers with the latest tactics and concepts to implement when they are faced with deescalating civil disturbances inside and outside of a corrections setting.

Students from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, El Paso County Constables, Department of Homeland Security – Ice Detention Camp, Otero – New Mexico Prison Facility, and Brazil Police Team completed the course with 100% completion rate.

The Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities, Region VIII Academy Firing Range, and Ascarate Park were used as training locations throughout the week.

These Special Response Schools are a continuing relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and correctional departments nationwide and internationally. Officers from Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and Brazil continue to attend these schools and return to their workplace better prepared to face the everyday challenges presented in correctional settings. Most recently, tactics learned at Sheriff’s Office Special Response Schools were put into practice as Brazilian correctional officers prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO IS EXTENDED–December 7th, 2018

 

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El Paso, TX – On, December 3rd, 2018, Commissioners Court extended the County’s Burn Ban Order for an additional 90 days. 

The order will take effect on December 7, 2018, at the expiration of the prior burn ban.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

February 5, 2019

El Paso, TX – On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 5:30 a.m. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a convenience store located on the 200 block of La Union Ave. in Canutillo, Texas in reference to an aggravated robbery.

Deputies met with the store clerk who advised them an unknown male entered the store and exhibited a weapon as he demanded money from the safe. The clerk was struck in the face by the offender before fleeing the store on foot.

The unknown offender is described as tall, light complected, wearing a red bandana, dark red sweater, and black sweat pants.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is currently conducting their investigation and is asking the public to provide any information regarding the incident or the identity of the offender by calling (915) 832-4408.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOSTS SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM SCHOOL - 2019

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE HOSTS

SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM SCHOOL

February 4, 2019

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy will be hosting an SRT (Special Response Team) School, February 4 - 8, 2019.

The SRT School provides tactical correction teams with training that focus on restoring order in a correctional facility including One Man Cell Extractions, Two Man Tactics extractions, Riot/Civil Disturbance, and Hostage and Rescue.

The course will be provided to 40 students from the following participating agencies: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, El Paso County Constables, Department of Homeland Security – Ice Detention Camp, Otero – New Mexico Prison Facility, and Brazil Police Team.

Both Sheriff’s Office Jail Facilities, Region VIII Academy Range, and Ascarate Park will be used as training locations.

Training is open to our media partners, for scheduling contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at leantunez@epcounty.com.

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