March 17, 2023

El Paso, TexasOn the week of March 13th through the 17th, 2023, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Community Services Section hosted its Spring Youth Academy at the Region VIII Training Academy. The week-long academy provides a better understanding of law enforcement to the youth of El Paso County. The academy consists of various presentations and demonstrations. Shoot don't shoot scenarios using the firing range virtual simulator, report writing procedures, felony traffic stops, an Introduction to Search and Rescue, and an Introduction to Crime Scene Search. All topics included hands-on application. The instructors included a tour of the East Montana Patrol Station and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Headquarters. In addition, the instructors introduced them to various units within the Office, including Detectives assigned to the East Montana Patrol Station, the Crisis Intervention Team, Animal Welfare, Victims Services, the Civil Section, and Backgrounds. The academy concluded with a ceremony, and the youths were presented with a certificate of completion and treated to a cookout. A special thank you to the Montana Vista Fire Department COMSAR members for taking the fire trucks and presenting different mechanisms used during a search and rescue operation.



Published 17 March 2023 03:27 PM by rvaquera


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