EPCSO DAY AT DR. SUE SHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EPCSO DAY AT DR. SUE SHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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On Friday, November 18th, 2016,  El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the East Montana Patrol started the school day at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School with “High Five Friday.”

During “High Five Friday” Deputies help maintain order and unload children in a safe manner and at the same time give the children entering school a High Five if they are practicing good behaviors (following school rules, wearing safety belts, etc.).  Children are also given Sheriff’s Office souvenirs like pencils and pens.

       “High Five Fridays” was launched at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary and deputies will continue to visit other schools. 

Sheriff’s Office deputies also participated in career day at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary. Deputies shared with kindergarteners and 4th graders the daily duties of a Sheriff’s Office deputy, the presentation included a special appearance by Deputy Dawg.

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RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

RELEASE: EPCSO LAUNCHES DRIVER’S LICENSE ACADEMY

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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 East Montana Patrol Station has launched a pilot program to help un-licensed drivers become licensed.

The program is called the “Sheriff’s Office Driver’s License Academy”.  The program is targeted towards adult citizens of El Paso County, specifically Montana Vista Residents, 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 five week course (total of five two hour classes) the Sheriff’s Office will make a reservation, for the graduating student, with the Texas Department of Public Safety to take the written portion of the driver’s license exam.  Understanding that many of the students may not be able to drive there legally the Sheriff’s Office will also provide transportation to and from the location of the exam.

Classes are every Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8PM at the Montana Vista Community Center, located at 14618 Greg Dr. 

Following the end of the pilot course we anticipate registrations for the next course at the beginning of 2017.

The Sheriff’s Office believes that by empowering the citizens with knowledge needed to pass the driver’s license exam, we will be able to lower the incidences of drivers driving without a license. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSISTS WITH WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSISTS WITH WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

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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 assisted Commissioner Andrew Haggerty during the trash drop-off event on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Northwest Patrol Station along with security and maintenance personnel from Canutillo Independent School District assisted Commissioner Andrew Haggerty and County Roads and Bridges members in collecting used tires, used chemicals, and large trash items that were brought to the site by the community.

The Sheriff’s Office deputies cleaned up different areas of Westway using equipment that was provided by Canutillo ISD.  The event was a success and there was a great turnout from the community, who were very pleased that events like these take place in their area. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSIST AT WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

RELEASE: EPCSO TO ASSIST AT WESTWAY CLEAN-UP EVENT

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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 assist Commissioner Andrew Haggerty during the trash drop-off event on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

The trash drop-off will accept used tires, bulk trash, (furniture, chairs, carpet), electronic waste ( computers and computer accessories, tablets, scanners, video games, cameras, radios, cell phones, VCRs and DVDs), as well as household hazardous waste (cleaning agents, fertilizers, paint, oil and batteries). Trash drop-off will be located at 1002 Tiffany Rd. from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

Disposal is free and is on a first come first serve basis, see attached flyer for further information or call 915-546-2015.

EPCSO PAWS ADOPTION UPDATE

EPCSO PAWS ADOPTION UPDATE

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Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS in Detention program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity for adoption.

El Paso, TX –The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Pets Advancing Wellness Success (PAWS) in Detention Section would like to congratulate Tom on his Graduation from PAWS.  Tom was a cadet in PAWS for 9 weeks. Mrs. Maria Castro and family adopted Tom and have taken him to their 2 Acre home in Juarez. He will have plenty of space to stretch those long legs! He has joined a family of mom, dad and 3 children.

All canine cadets are available for adoption through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso at 7556 La Junta Dr. Canutillo TX, 79835 or contact (915) 877-5002.  Cadets are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, heartworm tested and have are appropriate vaccinations.

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RELEASE: MEDIA WEIGH-INS - CLASH OF THE TITANS VIII

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff’s Office Foundation present: “Clash of the Titans VIII” Boxing event.

Join us for a great weekend of boxing.

Media Weigh-Ins: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 7:00p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel.

Boxing Event: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 doors open at 4:00 p.m. First bout at 5:00p.m. at the Buchanan’s Event Center.

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Clash of the Titans VIII

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

El Paso County Sheriff’s Foundation

PRESENT

“Clash of the Titans VIII”

Boxing Event

Saturday, November 19, 2016

BUCHANANS Event Center

For tickets and information call

Chris Acosta

915-538-2223

915-479-0797

VP Larry Guerra

915-667-1267

Or

Officer Luis Treviño

915-740-4744

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Law Enforcement Agencies Participating;

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

El Paso Police Department

El Paso Fire Department

Otero County Corrections

West Texas Corrections

Deming Police

Border Patrol – El Paso Region Sector

Border Patrol – San Antonio Sector

Homeland Security

White Sands Missile Range Fire Department

Federal Parole Divison – La Tuna Federal Corrections Institution

Las Cruces Fire Department

ICE

FBI

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.   

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