EPCSO HOSTS DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

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EPCSO HOSTS DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

April 26, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office East Montana Patrol Station is hosting its second driver’s license course to help unlicensed drivers become licensed.

The program is called the “Sheriff’s Office Driver’s License Academy” and is targeted towards adult citizens of El Paso County that have not taken or never been able to pass the written driver’s license test. 

The East Montana Patrol Station COP Representative covers the Texas Driver’s License Handbook which include the following topics:  How to apply for your TX driver's license, signals, signs, and markers, signaling, passing, and turning, speed limits, Zero Tolerance Law, giving way to pedestrians, registering your vehicle, changing your address and becoming an organ donor.  During the course, students are given pop quizzes and exams to ensure that they are comprehending the material.   The class is bilingual to ensure that no citizen is left behind

After the completion of the course, the Sheriff’s Office will encourage and oversee the students’ driver’s license application process.

The course is FREE, please note that the course is NOT a driving school replacement, therefore, we ask that all participants be over 21 years old. This session, classes are every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sparks at 106 Peyton Rd.  Class size is limited to 20 students, if you are interested in signing up or need more information please contact Deputy Garcia the coordinator for this course at the East Montana Patrol Station 915-856-4875.

The Sheriff’s Office believes that by empowering the citizens with the knowledge needed to pass the driver’s license exam, we reduce the number of unlicensed drivers. 

RELEASE: EPCSO Participates in 39th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade

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RELEASE: EPCSO Participates in 39th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade

Sheriff Richard Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, and Explorer Post 2005 participated in the 39th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Sheriff Wiles, deputies, and explorers walked the parade route, met with the members of the community and passed out Easter sweets.

The Easter celebration was completed with the help from the Easter Bunny.

 

ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK

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ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK

April 10, 2017

El Paso, TX – Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the hard-working men and women of Animal Care and Control.

“Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week – April 9th – April 15th, 2017.”

Animal Control Officers provide the essential community functions of enforcing Animal Control laws, protecting the public from diseases such as rabies, and educating the public on the proper care of the community's pets.

Animal Control Officers are dedicated to protecting the welfare of helpless animals and pets that are rescued from injury, disease, abuse, and starvation.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend it’s Animal Control Officers for the many dedicated, long hours of service they provide to the residents of El Paso County.

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PHONE SCAM - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - April 10, 2017

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PHONE SCAM - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

April 10, 2017

El Paso, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of a telephone scam that has claimed several victims.

Several people around El Paso County have received phone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy of the “Sheriff’s Office”. The scammer/OFFENDER claims that a jury summons was ignored and that there is a warrant for arrest for Jury duty Non-Attendance. The VICTIM is then told to buy Money Trax cards for various amounts of money. The OFFENDER often asks the VICTIM to purchase two or more cards. The OFFENDER stated that this is a way to have the warrant recalled and a way to pay for the warrants. The OFFENDER further asks the VICTIM to meet him at 3850 Justice Rd. or 500 E. San Antonio in order to give him the money card. After the victim purchases the money cards, the scammer claims that he/she cannot meet and requests the serial numbers displayed on the money cards so that the warrant can be taken care of. Those numbers are then turned into cash by the scammer depriving the victim of the money.

Victor Ramirez who is a Supervisor of Jury Selection at the El Paso County Courthouse advised our investigators that they will NEVER call anyone by phone to advise them that they missed Jury Duty.  The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind citizens that they will never be contacted by phone requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.

If anyone has been a victim of these scams, please contact the proper authorities. El Paso Police Department non-emergency number is 915-832-4400 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408.

PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RESOLUTION -2017

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PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RESOLUTION

April 10, 2017

El Paso, TX – Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators.

El Paso County participated in this national event with County Commissioners signing a Resolution that declares April 9th through April 15th, 2017 “Public Safety Telecommunicators Week”.

This important and crucial role is played by telecommunicators, dispatchers, communication operators, and radio control personnel who utilize telephones, radios, computers and technical skills to provide support for law enforcement and fire services throughout the city and county.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Section is a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week operation. It provides a service of radio communications, computer-aided dispatch (CAD), and inquiries from TCIC/NCIC on wanted, missing, and stolen property to numerous agencies within El Paso County. The Communications Center provides radio service to numerous agencies such as law enforcement, volunteer fire departments, medical examiners, and courts of law.

They are the unseen first responders that do many tasks at once and their hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. All residents of El Paso are encouraged to extend their appreciation to public safety telecommunicators.

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EPCSO & CANUTILLO HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH HOST CLEAN-UP

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EPCSO & CANUTILLO HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH HOST CLEAN-UP

April 5, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section, Explorer Post 2005 and the Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association will be hosting a neighborhood clean-up on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.

The Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association is incorporating activities that not only address crime prevention issues but also maintain pride and unity to their neighborhood. The clean-up will focus on removing dead trees, and plant life from the neighborhood. The clean-up will increase the quality of life for their neighborhood, as well as build community spirit.

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.

If you are a resident of this subdivision and would like to join Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association, or are interested in starting your own neighborhood watch program you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at 915-852-4131.

The clean-up will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Media partners if you’d like to join us please contact Leslie Antunez for scheduling: lantunez@epcounty.com .

EPCSO DEPUTIES ASSIST WITH COMSAR RESCUE

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EPCSO DEPUTIES ASSIST WITH COMSAR RESCUE

April 1, 2017

El Paso, Texas –  El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the El Paso Fire Department with a ComSAR rescue event on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Just before 2:00 a.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies were on patrol on Transmountain Rd. and mile marker 17 when they were flagged down by an individual requesting rescue assistance for their friend.

A male had fallen into the Franklin Mountains ravine and could not make his way out. Deputies made their way into the ravine to check on the welfare of the male, they then carried the male approximately 100 feet onto more stable terrain.

The El Paso Fire Department was requested to extract the male. The male was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries

EPCSO ANNUAL EASTER BUNNY VISIT - 2017

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EPCSO ANNUAL EASTER BUNNY VISIT

March 29, 2017

El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service section are making Easter “MOBILE” with our annual Easter Bunny Visit. 

Sheriff Wiles and the Sheriff’s Office Community Service section will be bringing Easter to the children at the El Paso Children’s Hospital. The Easter Bunny will also be present during the visit and will help by distributing Easter Baskets and goodies to the children.

The 9th Annual Easter Bunny Visit will take place on Thursday, April 13th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the El Paso Children’s Hospital located at 4845 Alameda Ave.

Media partners are welcome during the visit, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com for details.

 

EASTER 2017

EPCSO OFFICERS TO HOST INTERNATIONAL SRT SCHOOL IN BRAZIL

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EPCSO OFFICERS TO HOST INTERNATIONAL SRT SCHOOL IN BRAZIL

March 29, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will have three detention officers who specialize in special response tactics travel to Curitiba Brazil to host a Special Response Team school.

Sheriff’s Office detention officers and officers from the Pima, Maricopa Arizona Department of Corrections will provide instruction to correctional staff from Brazil, Argentina, and Chile inside the state and federal prisons in Curitiba, Brazil. The school will also provide Sheriff’s Office officers with additional training and techniques for implementation in future courses.

The train will consist of the following: One Man Cell Extractions, Two-Man Tactics extractions, Riot/Civil Disturbance, and Hostage and Rescue in a Correctional Setting.

This Special Response School is a continuing relationship between the Sheriff’s Office, and the correctional staff in Brazil as well as other law enforcement agencies who take part in these instruction courses. In previous years, the Sheriff’s Office has hosted two yearly Special Response Schools in El Paso, Texas, with attendance from law enforcement staff from Arizona, Florida, and Brazil. In the past, the Brazilian correctional staff has used the Special Response training in Riot/Civil Disturbance in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and lead instructor Officer Luis Trevino continue to develop the program for special response tactics in a correctional setting. The Sheriff’s Office is quickly becoming a household name for special response tactic training, so much so that the law enforcement agencies who part-take in the training require their staff to successfully complete the course to further their job performance.

Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers Trevino, Leos, and Corporal Moreno will be traveling to Curitiba, Brazil, for the training.

The training will be held May 15-18, 2017.

PET SHOT CLINIC RECAP

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PET SHOT CLINIC RECAP

March 20th, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso hosted a free shot clinic on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

            The shot clinic provided 950 free parvo/distemper vaccinations and 650 reduced cost rabies vaccinations to pets of the El Paso County.

            The shot clinic was held at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Sparks Substation.

            Vaccinations for this event were provided by the Animal Rescue League of El Paso and Dr. Carabello.

           Thank you to all who attended, Sheriff’s Office Community Service, Patrol, Animal Control, PAWS in Detention, Animal Rescue League staff and volunteers, and Dr. Carabello’s staff for participating in the event.            

 

 

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EPCSO RAILROAD COMPLIANCE OPERATION RESULTS

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EPCSO RAILROAD COMPLIANCE OPERATION RESULTS

March 17th, 2017

El Paso, TX – On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad Police and the Socorro Police Department conducted an operation to check for compliance with Texas Department of Transportation requirements in and around railroad crossings. Several Sheriff’s Office units positioned themselves around railroad crossings from Socorro to Clint. The operation took place from 7:00 am to 10:30 am. The Sheriff’s Office issued a total of 35 citations as a result of the operation.

Citations/Violations as follows:

(9) Speeding

(6) Registration Violations

(6) Driver’s License Violations

(5) Disregard Railroad Crossing Device

(3) Disregard Official Traffic Control Device

(3) Fail to Maintain Proof of Financial Responsibility

(2) Adult Seatbelt Violations

(1) Unrestraint Child Violation

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that collisions between passenger vehicles and trains are 100% preventable when motorists drive in observance of all railroad signs and signals.

RELEASE: EPCSO & PASO DEL NORTE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION FORM NEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

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RELEASE: EPCSO & PASO DEL NORTE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION FORM NEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

March 6, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section along with the Paso Del Norte Homeowners Association held their first neighborhood watch meeting on Saturday, March 4th, 2017.

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.

The formation of the new neighborhood watch allows for neighbors and Sheriff’s Office deputies to build a working relationship between the two. The neighborhood watch meeting kicked off with great success with over 20 residents being present for the first meeting. Future meetings will address any issues the neighborhood may have concerns with. The formation of the new neighborhood watch will help the community to continue to prosper.

If you are a resident of this subdivision and would like to join Paso Del Norte Homeowners Association Neighborhood Watch, or are interested in starting your own neighborhood watch program you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at 915-852-4131.

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SOUTHWEST BORDER SHOWDOWN

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 presents ”SOUTHWEST BORDER SHOWDOWN!”

The Toughest Fitness Competition is BACK, bring your “A” game and test your strength.

The “SOUTHWEST BORDER SHOWDOWN” is an annual fitness and strength competition where athletes compete to be the best.

The competition is open to ALL and registration is now OPEN.

TEAMS OF 2 (M/M & F/F)

EARLY TEAM REGISTRATION $55

February 24th—March 10th

TEAM REGISTRATION $70

March 11th— April 28th

TO REGISTER VISIT: https://squareup.com/store/epcsoexplorers

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS:

Adrian Gonzales 915-342-2409

Michael Reyes 915-474-0018

All proceeds of the “SOUTHWEST BORDER SHOWDOWN” benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005.

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FREE PET SHOT CLINIC

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Please note: *Rabies vaccine will be available at a reduced cost. $10 per rabies vaccine.*

 

February 27th, 2017

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso will be hosting a free shot clinic on Sunday, March 19th, 2017.

            The shot clinic will provide free parvo/distemper and $10 rabies vaccinations.

            The shot clinic will be held at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Sparks Substation; 12899 Sparks Dr., from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or until supplies last.       

ALL pets at the event must be on a leash.

            Vaccinations for this event are provided by the Animal Rescue League of El Paso and Dr. Carabello.

            For more information please contact the Animal Rescue League of El Paso at (915) 877-5002.

 

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RELEASE: JOIN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ADVISORY BOARD

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RELEASE: JOIN THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ADVISORY BOARD

February 20th, 2016

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is proud of the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB), which works to maintain an open line of communication between the citizens of El Paso City/County and the Sheriff’s Office. Members of the CAB are involved in many civic projects throughout the county which help improve the quality of life in our communities. The CAB is made up of a diverse and dedicated group committed to making a difference. The CAB currently meets on a monthly basis. Sheriff Richard Wiles would like to build upon the successes of the CAB by increasing its membership. Anyone interested in joining the CAB is asked to provide a resume by March 10th, 2017. Please mail, fax, or email your resume to;

Chris Acosta

Public Affairs Director

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Drive

El Paso, Texas 79938

Office 915-538-2223

Fax 915-538-2028

Email chacosta@epcounty.com

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