March 2020 - Posts

Stay Home, Work Safe Order

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As a reminder the County Judge issued the Stay Home, Work Safe Order on March 24, 2020.

You must stay home UNLESS, according to the order, you are:

- leaving home to perform an “essential activity;”
- leaving home because your job is considered part of an “essential critical infrastructure;"
- leaving home because your job is an “essential government function;
- leaving home because your job is at an “essential business;”
- leaving home to perform “essential travel”

If you aren’t leaving for one of these reasons, you must stay home.

For more information or questions regarding the order, please contact the office of the County Judge or visit the following websites.

http://www.epcounty.com/admin/stayhomeworksafe.htm

http://www.epcounty.com/admin/covid19.htm

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - SHERIFF’S OFFICE CHANGES TO PUBLIC SERVICES

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE CHANGES TO PUBLIC SERVICES

March 24, 2020

El Paso, Texas – In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order by County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will implement the following changes to limit Sheriff’s Office personnel/Citizen contact.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Online Reporting

Calls for service received that are not “in progress” and do not require a Deputy to be on scene, will be referred to complete their reports online. Online reports can be filed by visiting:   http://www.epcounty.com/sheriff/reportcrimesonline.htm

Fingerprinting

Members of the public who require fingerprints are asked to adhere to these hours and plan accordingly. Walk-ins for this purpose are no longer permitted.  

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Location: 3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, TX 79938.

Office of Evidence and Property/ Abandoned Motor Vehicle Section

           The Sheriff’s Office is requesting citizens to contact the Office via telephone when asking to retrieve any personal property currently in Sheriff’s Office possession. This would specifically be any property or vehicle that has been stored by the Sheriff’s Office for either evidence or safekeeping. Members of the public are encouraged to contact the following numbers to make an appointment to retrieve their property and/or vehicle. Walk-ins for this purpose will not be permitted at this time.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Evidence and Property Section

The public should call 915-538-2283 to schedule an appointment.

The hours of retrieval are: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Location: 3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, TX 79938.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Abandoned Motor Vehicle Section

The public should call 915-538-2007 to schedule an appointment.

The hours of retrieval are: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 12501 Montana Ave. Unit F., El Paso, TX 79938.

VISITATION SUSPENDED AT BOTH EL PASO COUNTY DETENTION FACILITIES

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VISITATION SUSPENDED AT BOTH EL PASO COUNTY DETENTION FACILITIES

March 13, 2020

El Paso, Texas – Effective immediately on-site visitation for inmates housed at the Downtown Detention Facility or the Jail Annex Facility has been suspended until further notice.

In accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Governor granted the request of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to suspend 37 Texas Administration Code 291.4 ( Visitation).

The suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the disaster declaration is lifted or expires.