April 2020 - Posts

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ONLINE / OVER THE PHONE REPORTING

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ONLINE / OVER THE PHONE REPORTING

April 20, 2020

El Paso, Texas – In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order by the County Judge, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to utilize the online or over the phone reporting for calls of service that are not “in progress” and do not require a Deputy to be on scene limiting Sheriff’s Office personnel/Citizen contact.

Online reports can be filed by visiting:  http://www.epcounty.com/sheriff/reportcrimesonline.htm

Or over the phone with Sheriff’s Office Communications at (915) 915-832-4408.

All cases filed using the online reporting or over the phone system will be reviewed.

Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you will be contacted.

Filing a false police report is a crime.

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EXPLORER POST 2005 – AT-HOME TRAINING SESSION

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EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

EXPLORER POST 2005 – AT-HOME TRAINING SESSION

April 18, 2020

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Services Section are conducting modified at home training sessions.

This week Explorers were provided with a lesson plan, practice activity, and exam to complete at-home for Felony Traffic Stops.

Explorers were encouraged to include their families in their assignment, and document their progress and understanding of the lesson plan.

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.

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS RESIDENTS TO REMOVE VALUABLES AND LOCK THEIR VEHICLES

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS RESIDENTS TO REMOVE VALUABLES AND LOCK THEIR VEHICLES

April 7, 2020

El Paso, TX – Vehicle burglaries are crimes that occur often and are considered crimes of opportunity. Taking extra safety precautions decreases your chances of becoming a victim of this crime. Most vehicle burglaries occur when valuables are left in plain view, and vehicles are unattended and unlocked.

Most vehicle burglary perpetrators drive around neighborhoods checking for unlocked vehicles and looking through vehicle windows for items of value.

  • Lock and secure all windows and doors when leaving your vehicle.
  • Do not leave items of value in your vehicle such as laptops, cell phones, purses, purchased items, other electronics, tools, etc.
  • Remove or properly secure tools and other valuables commonly kept in pickup beds.
  • Do not leave personal identification documents in your vehicle such as the title to your vehicle, bank statements, social security cards, pay stubs, etc.
  • Do not leave spare keys or garage door openers inside your vehicle.
  • If possible, park in a well-lighted area or inside a garage.
  • Consider installing a monitored home security system or a motion-sensor system.
  • Please report all suspicious people and vehicles to the El Paso Sheriff’s Office by calling 915-832-4408 or 9-1-1.

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“STAY HOME, WORK SAFE” ENHANCED PATROLS

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“STAY HOME, WORK SAFE” ENHANCED PATROLS

April 3, 2020

El Paso, TX – In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order by County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be closing and actively patrolling County Parks as well as Red Sands, the desert area behind the Socorro Athletic Complex and San Felipe Park. These areas as well as the others outlined in the “Stay Home, Work Safe” order will be actively patrolled during the orders duration, the public is reminded to not frequent these areas during the duration of the order.

The order is enforceable under the Texas Government Code 418.173, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or confinement in jail for the term that does not exceed 180 days. The public is encouraged to avoid these areas for the safety of our community during this pandemic, please “Stay Home, Work Safe”.