EPCSO NEW ANIMAL REGULATIONS

EPCSO NEW ANIMAL REGULATIONS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a new set of county-wide animal regulations on Monday, October 24, 2016.

            The new regulations will affect pet owners in the El Paso County. These new regulations will not impact pet owners in the City of El Paso or other municipalities subject to those city/municipalities regulations and ordinances.

            The new animal regulations will:

· Establish a local rabies control program under the Texas Health & Safety Code.

· All pet owners will have to have their pets registered.

· Require pet owners to keep pets from running at large.

· Require pet owners to keep pets on a leash at all times while outside their residence.

· Prohibit the ownership of “dangerous animals” like coyotes, wolves, bobcats, etc.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office currently handles animal control in unincorporated

areas of the county.

            All regulations become effective November 1st, 2016, with the exception of the sections referencing registration required, and collar & tags required, those will become effective October 1st, 2017.

OPERATION UNMASKED

OPERATION UNMASKED

Halloween Decoration’s

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Each year near Halloween the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducts inspections of registered sex offenders homes specifically to ensure that they are not displaying any type of decorations which may tend to allure or attract children to their residence.

On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit along with Sheriff’s Deputies from Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Warrants Section conducted inspections and verifications of 80 homes registered as Sex Offenders, who have a stipulation of their parole or probation which prohibits them from displaying any type of decorations. Of the 80 homes that were inspected, 2 were found to be in violation the information was forwarded to their respective probation officers for further investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes to remind everyone to exercise caution and safety this Halloween, never allow children to go out on their own, stay in groups and always have an adult with them. Wear bright reflective clothing and carry a flashlight and cell phone with you. Avoid any homes that are off a main roadway. Discard any unwrapped treats, and report any suspicious activity. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Remember the safety and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has a Sex Offender website available to the public;   https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/sexoffender/

RELEASE: JENNIFER ANN’S GROUP HONORS SHERIFF WILES

RELEASE: JENNIFER ANN’S GROUP HONORS SHERIFF WILES

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

El Paso, Texas- On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, Jennifer Ann’s Group named Sheriff Richard D. Wiles as their 2016 Honoree during their 10th Annual Fundraiser to Prevent Teen Dating Violence.

Jennifer Ann’s Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing teen dating violence, through awareness, education, advocacy and their award-winning video games.

The Jennifer Ann’s Group proudly announced Sheriff Richard D. Wiles as their 2016 Honoree, in acknowledgment of Sheriff Wiles’ ongoing support in the education of Sheriff’s Office staff and support of the Jennifer Ann’s Group mission.

“We are profoundly grateful for the support that you and your office has consistently given to Jennifer Ann’s Group, as we work together to prevent teen dating violence.” – Elizabeth L. Richeson, Ph.D., M.S. PsyPharm – Advisory Board Chair.

               For more information about teen dating violence or to make a donation visit www.jenniferann.org.

 

 

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RELEASE: EPCSO REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUBJECT

RELEASE: EPCSO REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUBJECT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the communities assistance in identifying a subject, following a car theft in far east El Paso County.

                                On July 28th, 2016 at approximately 1:30p.m. a 2015 Silver Nissan Quest was stolen from the 13000 block of Dartmouth Dr.

                                The wanted subject and the vehicle were later seen crossing into Mexico through the Bridge of the Americas.

                                If anyone has any information regarding this theft or the wanted subject, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4407.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOSTS ATV SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOSTS ATV SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Clint Border Patrol ATV Unit and Fabens High School hosted an all-terrain vehicle safety demonstration on Friday, October 21st, 2016.

The ATV safety demonstration will be held at Fabens High School from 10:30 am – 1:00p.m.

                Sheriff’s Office deputies met with students from Fabens High School and various community members. ATV’s are commonly used in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County, and demonstrations like this help provide safety and general information to riders.

An “all-terrain vehicle” is: equipped with a saddle for the use of the rider, and a passenger if the vehicle is designed by the manufacture to carry a passenger. An ATV is propelled with three or more tires in contact with the ground, and is designed for off-highway use. 

ATV’s are not allowed on roads, streets, thoroughfares, public highways, bridges, bar ditches, shoulders of roadway, or grassy areas along the roadway.

Other topics to be discussed include: age requirements, engine sizes, equipment, crossing roadways, safety apparel required, trespassing, and more.

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RELEASE: EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY

RELEASE: EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies participated in “Law Enforcement Day” at Marguerite J. Lundy Elementary School on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office Traffic and Community Oriented Policing Representative deputies along with DEA, El Paso Police Department and UTEP Police Department, met with students grades 2nd to 5th . Deputies the other law enforcement officers answered questions and showcased law enforcement equipment that is used on a daily basis. 

Students were very motivated with the various presenters and many expressed their wishes to become police officers in the future. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST ATV SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST ATV SAFETY DEMONSTRATION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Clint Border Patrol ATV Unit and Fabens High School will be hosting an all-terrain vehicle safety demonstration on Friday, October 21st, 2016.

The ATV safety demonstration will be held at Fabens High School from 10:30 am – 1:00p.m. ATV’s are commonly used in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County, and demonstrations like this help provide safety and general information to riders.

An “all-terrain vehicle” is: equipped with a saddle for the use of the rider, and a passenger if the vehicle is designed by the manufacture to carry a passenger. An ATV is propelled with three or more tires in contact with the ground, and is designed for off-highway use. 

ATV’s are not allowed on roads, streets, thoroughfares, public highways, bridges, bar ditches, shoulders of roadway, or grassy areas along the roadway.

Other topics to be discussed include: age requirements, engine sizes, equipment, crossing roadways, safety apparel required, trespassing, and more.

NEWS RELEASE - TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 22nd, 2016

NEWS RELEASE - TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 22nd, 2016

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas – On Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to one of the following Patrol Stations;

Montana Patrol Station – 12501 Montana

Clint Patrol Station – 190 San Elizario

Vinton Station – 435 E. Vinton, Suite D

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.   

RELEASE: EPCSO 2ND ANNUAL CAR SEAT CHECK–UP

RELEASE: EPCSO 2ND ANNUAL CAR SEAT CHECK–UP

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its 2nd Annual car seat check – up event, Friday, October 14th, 2016.

In partnership with University Medical Center of El Paso, and the Texas Department of Transportation, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be checking car seats for proper installation.

The FREE car seat check – up event will take place Friday, October 14th, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy parking lot; 12501 Montana.

Please bring your children with you, to allow Sheriff’s Office deputies to determine if their car seat fits them well. 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them?

Please arrive early; car seats will be issued out on a first come first serve basis. Lines may be cut before end time if needed based on the availability of car seats. To qualify for a replacement car seat you must be a Texas resident and low income to qualify.

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RELEASE: JENNIFER ANN’S GROUP TO HONOR SHERIFF WILES

RELEASE: JENNIFER ANN’S GROUP TO HONOR SHERIFF WILES

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

El Paso, Texas- On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, Jennifer Ann’s Group will name Sheriff Richard D. Wiles as their 2016 Honoree during their 10th Annual Fundraiser to Prevent Teen Dating Violence.

Jennifer Ann’s Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing teen dating violence, through awareness, education, advocacy and their award winning video games.

In acknowledgement of Sheriff Wiles’ ongoing support in the education of Sheriff’s Office staff and support of the Jennifer Ann’s Group mission.

The Jennifer Ann’s Group is proud to announce Sheriff Richard D. Wiles as their 2016 Honoree.

“We are profoundly grateful for the support that you and your office has consistently given to Jennifer Ann’s Group, as we work together to prevent teen dating violence.” – Elizabeth L. Richeson, Ph.D., M.S. PsyPharm – Advisory Board Chair.

The 10th Annual Fundraiser will be held at the St. Luke Hall located at 930 E. Redd Rd., on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information or tickets contact Dr. Elizabeth Richeson at (915) 584-3636.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH E-BOND SYSTEM

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH E-BOND SYSTEM

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

El Paso, Texas- The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the E-Bond Committee will launch the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office E-Bond System on November 1st, 2016.

The E-Bonding Committee is made up of the Sheriff’s Office, Bail Bond Board, County Attorney, and the Information Technology Department.

On August 8th, 2016, the El Paso County Commissioner’s Court approved an agreement with AIA Holdings, Inc. to partner with the E-Bond Committee with the purpose of creating a computer system that will allow local bond agents to electronically transmit bail bond documents to the Detention Facilities and Satellite Booking in the County Court House.

The goal is to modernize the way bonds are accepted and achieve efficiencies for all parties involved. The new processes will allow for jail personnel to retrieve the bonds and process them electronically.  The E-Bonding System will eliminate flaws like lost or misplaced bonds, which in turn interferes with court settings and the prosecution of bond forfeitures. Subsequently, minimizing the liability to the Sheriff and El Paso County.

For bond agents, the system will grant them access to their power of attorney inventory and also interface with the County’s credit card vendor. Bail agents will also be able to pay posting fees and gradually eliminate the procedure of bail agents hand delivering bail bonds to the jail.

In addition, Electronic filing and storage of bail bonds will eliminate up to 40,000 pieces of paper annually.

“The introduction of new technologies like the E-Bonding system continue to move the Sheriff’s Office forward, in a continued effort to provide the best service possible to the citizens of the El Paso County,” Sheriff Richard D. Wiles.

This new system will be accessible November 1st, 2016, to licensed bondsmen through the E-Bond Portal at the El Paso County Bail Bond Board Website: http://www.epcounty.com/bailbondboard/ .

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RELEASE: EPCSO HOSTED FALL SRT SCHOOL

RELEASE:  EPCSO HOSTED FALL SRT SCHOOL

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy hosted its fall SRT (Special Response Team) School, September 26th – 30th, 2016.

The school provided training to Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers, ICE Detention Camp – CERT Teams, El Paso County Constables and 19 detention officers from the Brazil State of Santa Catarina.

The 30 plus officers participated in the following subjects:  One Man Cell Extractions, Two-Man Tactics extractions, Riot/Civil Disturbance, and Hostage and Rescue in a Correctional Setting. The course will also feature a two-day Ju Jitsu Tactics Training by Brazilian Olympian Judo/MMA professional fighters. Both Sheriff’s Office Jail Facilities, Region VIII Academy Range and El Paso Coliseum were used as training locations.

UTEP students assisted throughout the week with the translation for the Brazilian team members.

The Sheriff’s Office Fall SRT school saw a 100 percent graduation from its participants.

EPCSO Graduation – Basic County Corrections Class 16-2

EPCSO Graduation – Basic County Corrections Class 16-2

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas - Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted  a graduation ceremony for the Basic County Corrections Class 16-2 on Friday, September 23rd, 2016.

The following cadets were appointed as Detention Officers:

1. Marco Campos

2. Ashley Joralmon

3. Jesus Ramirez

4. Priscilla Rillo

5. Leticia Romero

6. Ashley Rosiles

7. Ruben Serna

8. Edgar Valdivia

9. Leo Perry

10. Ricardo Quijas

11. James Albano

12. Alberto Bueno

13. Francisco Cardoza

14. Alejandro Chavez

15. Matthew Duran

16. Michael Herrera

17. Derek Martinez

18. Armando Morales

On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; Congratulations to the Basic County Corrections Class 16-2.

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NEWS RELEASE-PHONE SCAM Public Service Announcement September 27, 2016

NEWS RELEASE-Public Service Announcement  September 27, 2016

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

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 Dep. Paul Cross of the “Sheriff’s Department”. 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 varied amounts totaling $987.00 in most cases. 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.  Mr. Ramirez stated that   If anyone has been a victim of this scam, 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 546-2282. The Sheriff’s office would like to let citizens know that they will never receive a call requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.

EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN LOCKDOWN DRILLS IN CANUTILLO ISD

EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN LOCKDOWN DRILLS IN CANUTILLO ISD

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The El Paso County Sheriffs’ Office deputies assigned to the Northwest Patrol Station in partnership with New Mexico State Police, Sunland Park Police Department, El Paso Police Department, and Canutillo ISD Police Department conducted lock-down drills at Canutillo Elementary, Middle, and High School campuses.

The drills were conducted from September 13th – 15th, 2016, and serve as a means of practicing preparedness in the event of an intruder or criminal act within the school. The drills were very successful and the participation of school staff was very positive. 

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