RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION RECAP

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION RECAP

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section conducted a training session on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

The goal of the Explorer Post is to afford an opportunity to adolescents and young adults of the community to observe, participate and learn about law enforcement. The explorer post and its advisors provide education, training, and afford them the opportunity to begin serving the community. We will provide the explorers with sound information on which to base their decision on pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The training session focused on safety first aid and officer down scenario. Upon completion of the training, explorers learned the basic principles and techniques for providing first aid and how to respond to an officer down situation.

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RELEASE: PAWS CELEBRATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

RELEASE: PAWS CELEBRATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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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 Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention section will be celebrating its 5 year anniversary at the My Furry Valentine Adopt-A-Thon on Sunday, February 12th, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office detention officers and canine cadets will showcase the function and purpose of the PAWS vocational program to the public.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Please join the PAWS in detention section celebrate its anniversary on Sunday, February 12th, 2017, from 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the My Furry Valentine Adopt-A-Thon hosted by the Animal Rescue League of El Paso at the Fountains at Farah located at 8889 Gateway West Blvd. The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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RELEASE: EPCSO IMPLEMENTS NATIONAL DECENTRALIZATION MODEL

RELEASE: EPCSO IMPLEMENTS NATIONAL DECENTRALIZATION MODEL

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office moves forward with its decentralization program following the conversion of the Northwest Patrol Station.

The program has proven to be successful by allowing a closer working relationship with patrol deputies and detectives, a team effort in addressing problems affecting our county neighborhoods, and allowing a “one-stop shop” for citizens to come and address issues with the Sheriff’s Office.

“This program is keeping up with the national model of decentralization of police services to better serve communities and residents.”” – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles.

            In October of 2016, Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began testing this program to provide better service to the citizens of El Paso County.  The Sheriff’s Office implemented organizational changes, assigning two Animal Control Officers, a Community Oriented Policing Deputy and four generalist detectives to the Montana Patrol Station.

            In January of 2017, the conversion of the Northwest Patrol Station was completed, and in the future, the Clint Patrol Station will also be converted to this model.

            How the model of decentralization works:

Function of Decentralization at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

· Services provided by the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters:

o Public Information, Records, Fingerprints and Alarm Permit Processing, Research, Planning and Accreditation, Crime Victim Services, Legal, Major Crimes Unit, Civil Process, Property, Crime Scene Investigators, Narcotics Unit, and Special Traffic Investigators.

· Services provided by all Sheriff’s Office Patrol Stations:

o Overall patrol duties for the corresponding area, Community Oriented Policing Deputy, Animal Control Unit, and generalist Detectives.

· Other services provided by sections housed in separate facilities:

o  Community Service Section, School Resource Officers, and Emergency Management Unit, Communications, Detention Bureau, Region VIII Academy.

Since the introduction of the decentralization model in 2016, there has been an overall reported decrease of 11% in crime for El Paso County.

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN FAR EAST EL PASO COUNTY.

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN FAR EAST EL PASO COUNTY.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

                El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 14700 block of Miguel St., just after 12:00 p.m. in reference to a structure fire on Friday, February 03, 2017.

                Upon arrival, deputies observed a home engulfed in flames, the Clint, Horizon City, and San Elizario Fire Departments responded to the scene and extinguished the fire after 40 minutes.

                The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal and no injuries were reported. At the time of the fire, only two of the four occupants were inside the residence. 

                No other information is available at this time.

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EPCSO PAWS TO PRESENT AT CAREER DAY

EPCSO PAWS TO PRESENT AT CAREER DAY

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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 PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) will take part in career day at Santa Teresa High School on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. 

Sheriff’s Office detention officers and canine cadets will meet with students and introduce them to the various career paths available within the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Animal Rescue League of El Paso created the PAWS (Pets Advancing Wellness and Success) vocational program to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted. The canine cadets that are part of the PAWS vocational program can be adopted through the Animal Rescue League of El Paso.

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RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section will be conducting a training session on Saturday, February 4th, 2017.

The goal of the Explorer Post is to afford an opportunity to adolescents and young adults of the community to observe, participate and learn about law enforcement. The explorer post and its advisors provide education, training, and afford them the opportunity to begin serving the community. We will provide the explorers with sound information on which to base their decision on pursuing a career in law enforcement.

This Saturday, February 4th, 2017, the Explorer Post and Community Service Section will focus on radio communication and traffic stop.

               Upon completion of the training, explorers will have learned the basic principles and techniques to conduct a traffic stop and how to effectively communicate over the radio with dispatchers.

                Explorer training is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com for scheduling.

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EPCSO HOSTS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

EPCSO HOSTS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted an appreciation luncheon for Sheriff’s Office volunteers and jail ministry members on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

            Sheriff’s Office volunteers were recognized for their valuable assistance to the Sheriff's Office and to all the citizens of El Paso County. Volunteers are assigned to various sections throughout the Sheriff’s Office and they provide countless hours of support taking reports, phone calls, providing customer service and other daily tasks that make them vital to the daily operation of the Sheriff’s Office.

            Jail ministry members were recognized for their ongoing assistance to the Sheriff’s Office and the inmates housed in the El Paso County Detention Facility. Ministry members visit inmates offering religious counsel and support.

            Sheriff Wiles also recognized the Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Section for providing a much-needed service and comfort to the employees of the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of El Paso County.  

To view the full photo album click on this link or the pictures below.

Thank you for all you do!

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST TEXAS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION (TPSA) WESTERN REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPETITION -2017

RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST TEXAS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION (TPSA) WESTERN REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMPETITION

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy will be hosting the Texas Public Service Association (TPSA) Western Regional Public Safety Competition, on Saturday, January 21st, 2017.

The event showcases high school students participating in a variety of public safety events related to law enforcement, firefighting, and corrections. This event allows high school students to apply hands-on skills and tactics learned in the classroom relating to public safety careers. Additionally, students compete in a variety of academic events demonstrating their knowledge of learned topics, concepts, and theories of public safety.

“The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the dedication these young men and women have shown for learning and implementing the various public safety skills taught by the Texas Public Service Association. We welcome these students to the Region VIII Academy so that they can showcase their talents during the upcoming TPSA Western Regional Public Safety Competition.” – Sheriff Richard Wiles.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with members of various local law enforcement agencies will be judging and scoring the competition.

The TPSA Western Regional Public Safety Competition will take place at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy, 12501 Montana Ave. Saturday, January 21st, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO BURGLARY AT EAST EL PASO PAINTBALL BUSINESS

RELEASE:  EPCSO RESPONDS TO BURGLARY AT EAST EL PASO PAINTBALL BUSINESS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr. El Paso, TX 79938

www.EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies detained four juveniles following a burglary of building call on Monday, January 16th, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 14000 block of Loving Ln. to the X MotoBall Paintball just after 10:00 a.m. Deputies were provided with video surveillance footage where they observed four subjects enter the business and take various paintball guns and paintball accessories.

A subsequent search of the area resulted in the location and apprehension of four juveniles in possession of the stolen property.

The stolen property was recovered and return to the business, the juveniles were released to their parents, the investigation continues, no other information is available at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO DWI PATROLS RESULTS

RELEASE: EPCSO DWI PATROLS RESULTS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

During the recent Christmas/New Years Holiday period (December 23, 2016, to January 1, 2017) the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made a total of (20) driving while intoxicated related arrests.

The Sheriff’s Office utilized funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) as part of their enhanced patrols targeting drunk drivers. Of the (20) arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office, (11) arrests were made under the 2017 TXDOT STEP Comprehensive Grant.

In addition to the intoxicated related offenses, one of the drivers was arrested and charged with Possession of a Control Substance (cocaine) over 4-under 200 grams. A second driver was also arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces.

Arrests made by the Sheriff’s Office during the reporting period are as follows:

-9 arrests: Driving While Intoxicated

- 8 arrests: Driving While Intoxicated Breath Alcohol Content .15 or higher

- 1 arrest: Driving While Intoxicated 2nd Offense

- 1 arrest: Driving While Intoxicated 3rd Offense or More

- 1 arrest: Driving Under Influence/Minor

20 Total Arrests

RELEASE - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - EPCSO INMATE TRUST ACCOUNT CHECK FRAUD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Please advise the public.

NEWS RELEASE-Public Service Announcement  December 19, 2016.

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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 wants to make the citizens of El Paso County aware of fraudulent checks from the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account.

                The Sheriff’s Office Bond and Inmate Trust Section issues a yearly notice regarding this topic to keep the citizens of El Paso County from becoming victims of a fraudulent check incident.

The public and check cashing businesses/merchants should be aware of fraudulent checks from the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account.  Over the years there have been instances where fake checks are reproduced using the Sheriff’s Office commissary bank account number. 

The Sheriff’s Office has accounting controls in place to ensure that those fraudulent checks do not clear the Sheriff’s Office commissary bank account. Unfortunately, for those individuals or merchants who do cash these fraudulent checks, they do end up with the loss.  

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage those who receive a check from the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Trust Account and are unsure of its authenticity to contact the Sheriff’s Office Bond and Inmate Trust Section at (915)546-2236 or (915)546-2249 and a cashier will verify the authenticity of the check.

RELEASE: EPCSO REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUBJECT WANTED FOR THEFT

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 the evening of  September 4th, 2016, a 2015 Black GMC YUKON was stolen from a business located at 500 block of Peyton Rd.

                                The wanted subject and the vehicle were seen crossing into Mexico through the Bridge of the Americas on September 4th, 2016.

                                If anyone has any information regarding this theft or the wanted subject, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-538-2291 extension 2280.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST SPARKS COMMUNITY MEETING

RELEASE:   EPCSO TO HOST SPARKS COMMUNITY MEETING

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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 Community Service Section and Patrol Bureau will be hosting a community meeting for the residents of Sparks on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 at 6:00p.m.

Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Community Service Section and Patrol Bureau will be addressing any community questions or concerns. To better inform and assist the community members the deputies will discuss ongoing operations, animal control services and all other services provided by the Sheriff’s Office for the residents of El Paso County.

The meeting is open to ALL members of the community and our media partners, the meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Sparks Substation, located at 12899 Sparks Dr., El Paso Texas 79928.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at 915-538-2119.

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EPCSO Graduation – Detention Officer Class 16-3

EPCSO Graduation – Detention Officer Class 16-3

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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 Detention Officer Class 16-3 on Friday, December 9, 2016.

The following cadets were appointed as Detention Officers:

1.  Hector Arrieta

2. Yesenia Cardoza

3. David G. Chapman

4. Victor H. De La Rosa

5. Dario A. Garcia

6. Raymond L. Gonzalez

7. Austin J. Greer

8. Jacob Larrea

9. Devin A. Lee

10. Lucero G. Maldonado

11. Adrian E. Ortiz

12. Oscar M. Perez

13. Jake C. Rodriguez

14. Michael A. Saenz

15. Christian Salas

16. Elizabeth L. Salinas

17. Alejandro Villamar

Also during the ceremony, Detention Lieutenant Lance Brown, Detention Sergeant Jesus Morales, Detective Humberto Casas, Detective Elizabeth Avila, Corporal Jonathan Beard, Corporal Emmanuel Marquez, Corporal Stephen Snyder, Corporal Zachary Chenoweth were honored on their recent promotions.

On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; Congratulations to the Detention Officer Class 16-3.

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RELEASE: SHERIFF RICHARD WILES TO PRESENT FALL SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

RELEASE:   SHERIFF RICHARD WILES PRESENTS FALL SCHOLARSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

                        El Paso, TX - El Paso County Sheriff Richard D. Wiles will be presenting an academic scholarship on behalf of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.

                        The fall scholarship will be presented to Demi R. Veliz who is currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of Texas at El Paso.

                        The scholarship will be presented on Tuesday, December 13th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sheriff’s conference room; 2nd Floor – 3850 Justice Dr.

                        The Sheriff’s Association of Texas offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university.

                        The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Wiles congratulate Demi and wish her the best throughout her academic career. 

                        The scholarship presentation is open to our media partners, please contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com .

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