RELEASE: PAWS TO ATTEND 8TH ANNUAL EL PASO RUN WALK FOR AUTISM

RELEASE: PAWS TO ATTEND 8TH ANNUAL EL PASO RUN WALK FOR AUTISM

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention section will attend the 8TH Annual El Paso Run Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Detention Officers along with Canine Cadets “Betty” and “Lucky,” will showcase the function and purpose of the PAWS vocational program to the public.

The program was created to assist inmates in attaining vocational training and to provide homeless pets an opportunity to be adopted.

Canine Cadet Lucky - is a 6-month-old male German Sheppard mix rescued from City of El Paso's El Animal Control.  Lucky is deaf and missing one ear apparently bitten off by a dog attack, still loves other dogs and children.

Canine Cadet Betty – is a 2-year-old boxer female, she was found as a stray. Betty is sweet and loving towards all, as long as you’re not a cat.

Please join the PAWS in detention section on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the 8TH Annual El Paso Run Walk for Autism at the El Paso Community College – Transmountain Campus. 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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Canine Cadet Lucky                           &               Canine Cadet Betty

RELEASE: PAWS CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

RELEASE: PAWS CELEBRATE EARTH 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 Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention attended the Earth Day Celebration at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Sunday, April 24th, 2016.

Detention Officers along with Canine Cadets “Lucky” and “Betty,” showcased the function and purpose of the PAWS vocational program to the public.

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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 RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN FAR EAST EL PASO

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

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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’s Office deputies responded to the 800 block of Bolin Pl. in El Paso County in reference to a structure fire just after 1:45a.m on April 23rd, 2016.

            Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames. The Horizon City Fire Department extinguished the fire.

            The homeowner estimated the loss at $15,000, the El Paso County Fire Marshal was requested to the scene and determined that the fire was electrical and accidental.

            No injuries were reported, no further information is available at this time.

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION WALKS FOR CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION  WALKS FOR CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Child Abuse Awareness Walk on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The walk helps raise awareness about child abuse in the community, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Sheriff’s Office deputies passed out goodies and talked with attendees about the importance of reporting any signs of child abuse to the proper authorities immediately.

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EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION HOSTED MONTANA VISTA COMMUNITY MEETING

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION HOSTED MONTANA VISTA COMMUNITY MEETING

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section hosted a community meeting for the Montana Vista residents on Thursday, April 21st, 2016.

Residents of the Montana Vista area met with Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Community Service Section, Patrol Division, Narcotics Unit, and Animal Control officers. Residents presented questions and concerns on illegal dumping and burning and stray dogs in the area.

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Sheriff’s Office deputies addressed the residents questions and concerns on the issues and also advised them on how to report the incidents to the Sheriff’s Office for quicker response and resolve of the issues.

The Sheriff’s Office deputies also discussed Community Policing and Crime Prevention along with reporting to residents the 30% crime decrease in the county of El Paso in the last quarter. During the meeting brochures on identity theft, and the Tip411 service were distributed to the attendees. 

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Community Service Section looks forward to hosting more community meetings with the residents of Montana Vista and residents from the other areas of El Paso County. Anyone interested in a community meeting can contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section at 915-538-2223.

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EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION ATTENDS SAN ELIZARIO HEAD START SPRING FAIR

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION ATTENDS SAN ELIZARIO HEAD START SPRING FAIR

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Section attended the spring fair hosted by San Elizario Head Start on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Deputies presented parents, and staff with National ID Kits for their children, and reminded them of the importance of having this type of information available to provide to law enforcement officials in the case of a child-related emergency.  Deputies shared with the children everyday safety facts and tips. 

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TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 30th,

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 30th,

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, Texas – On Saturday, April 30th, 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 opportunity 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

Northwest Patrol Station – 435 E. Vinton, Suite D

This year we will accept sharps, but only if they are not used (We will accept new medical sharps that are capped or in packages).  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Since 2010, along with the participation of almost 4000 other state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, over 5.5 million pounds (2750 tons) of medication has been removed from circulation.

Last year, state and local counterparts took in more than 702,365 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted drugs at more than 5000 collection sites.

Approximately 46,000 Americans die each year from drug-related deaths. More than half of those are from heroin and prescription opioids.

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.

RELEASE: EPCSO CONDUCTS WARRANT ROUNDUP TARGETING OFFENSES AGAINST PERSONS & PROPERTY

RELEASE: EPCSO CONDUCTS WARRANT ROUNDUP TARGETING OFFENSES AGAINST PERSONS & PROPERTY

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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 Fugitive Warrants and Apprehension Unit conducted a multi- agency warrant roundup April 11th-15th, 2016 in conjunction with the Patrol Division, Target Response Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety, Department of Homeland Security, Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the El Paso County Constables Office.

The roundup targeted individuals wanted on a variety of warrants throughout the County of El Paso for offenses against persons and property. The results for the warrant round are as follows:

· A total of 115 individuals were arrested.

· A total of 85 felony warrants were executed.

· A total of 65 misdemeanor warrants were executed.

· 34 of the 115 individuals arrested had no bond for their charges.

· The total bond amount for all subjects arrested was $ 1,443,952.00. 

The El Paso Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the public that warrant roundups will continue in the upcoming year and encourage all individuals with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in or they will be arrested at the residence or place of employment.

Please contact the Fugitive Warrants and Apprehension Unit at (915) 546-2214 if you think you may have a warrant for your arrest.

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION BALLPARK DAYS

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION BALLPARK DAYS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section in partnership with the El Paso Chihuahuas participated in “Baseball in Education” on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016.

The Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section deputies met with parents, teaching staff and children from various schools during the Chihuahuas game against Tacoma. Deputies spoke with children about Anti-Bullying, and everyday safety facts and tips.  Sheriff’s Office deputies also passed out National Child Identification Kits to the parents in attendance.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will return to the ballpark on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.

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RELEASE: BEL AIR HS CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM TOURS EPCSO DETENTION FACILITIES

RELEASE:  BEL AIR HS CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM TOURS EPCSO DETENTION FACILITIES

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

            El Paso, TX – On, Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 30 students and two instructors from Bel Air High School Correction Program toured the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Detention Facilities.

            The tours of the Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities are part of the Memorandum of Understanding in 2014 entered by Sheriff Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ysleta Independent School District. During the tours of the facilities, students witness first-hand the work done by detention officers on a daily basis in their various positions and work areas.

            The goal of the collaboration is to help build a highly-qualified employable pool of potential correction officer candidates and to assist adolescents’ transition into a service-minded adult community members.

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http://videos.yisd.net/videos/Bel%20Air%20CTE%202015.mp4

            Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would like to also congratulate Bel Air High School for being the Texas Public Service Association Western Region Champions. The competition was held at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy on March 19th, 2016. Best wishes to Bel Air as they compete at the state competition April 29th-30th, 2016. 

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RELEASE: EPCSO HOSTS BASIC PEACE OFFICERS GRADUATION CLASS 15-2

RELEASE:  EPCSO HOSTS BASIC PEACE OFFICERS GRADUATION CLASS 15-2

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

            El Paso, TX – Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted a graduation ceremony for the Basic Peace Officer Academy 15-2 on Friday, April 15th, 2016.

            Sheriff Richard Wiles appointed the following as Deputy Sheriffs:

1. Jose L. Aguero

2. Daniel A. Aguilar

3. Javier J. Arroyos

4. Jose E. Calzada Jr.

5. Yolanda Campos

6. Michael J. Carrasco

7. Jose L. Ceniceros III

8. Djuan J. Crosby

9. Loren M. Dominguez

10. Roberto Gandara

11. Andres Hernandez

12. Joel D. Hernandez

13. Daniel Holguin

14. Alejandro Madrid

15. Roberto A. Madrid

16. Adriana Munoz

17. Alberto M. Orozco

18. Jesus Renteria Jr.

19. Adrian Reza

20. Chris Rillo

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Also during the ceremony, Sheriff Wiles also honored Detective Moises Gutierrez and Detention Sergeant Armando Villasana on their recent promotions.

This basic peace officer academy was held from October 26th, 2015 – April 15th, 2016.  

            On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; Congratulations to the Basic Peace Officer class “Copperheads,” on their graduation.

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EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY MEETING

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY MEETING

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section will be hosting a community meeting for the Montana Vista residents on Thursday, April 21st, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Community Service Section, Patrol Division, and Animal Control officers will be addressing any questions or concerns. To better inform and assist the community members the deputies and officers will also discuss the different services provided by each unit. 

The meeting is open to ALL members of the community and our media partners, the meeting is from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Headquarters – Cafeteria, located at 3850 Justice Dr.

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EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION ATTENDS ROBERT ROJAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAREER DAY

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION ATTENDS ROBERT ROJAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAREER DAY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Community Service Section attended the Robert Rojas Elementary School Career Day on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office deputies spent the morning with the 5th graders sharing with them what it is like to work at the Sheriff's Office. Deputies also provided the children many examples of the work that the various sections and units provide for the community on a daily basis.  Children were also reminded of everyday safety facts & tips!

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RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PASSES ITS ANNUAL INSPECTION BY TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS.

RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PASSES ANNUAL INSPECTION BY TEXAS COMMISSION ON JAIL STANDARDS.

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX - The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) completed its annual inspection of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities. 

“I am pleased to announce to the El Paso community that the El Paso County Jail has once again passed the yearly inspection conducted by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.  What makes this even more impressive is that the inspections are unannounced and the inspectors routinely comment that our jail is one of the best-managed jail in the State.  This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office as well as my management team.  I would also like to thank the El Paso County Commissioners Court, as well as other County Departments, who we rely on for support and assistance.” – Sheriff Richard Wiles

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards sets rules and procedures establishing minimum standards for the construction, maintenance, and operation of county jails; for the custody, care, and treatment of prisoners; for the number of jail supervisory personnel; and for programs and services to meet the needs of prisoners.

            The purpose of the annual inspection is to review and ensure compliance to the over 600 standards mandated by the Commission.  Safety equipment, such as fire hoses, fire alarms, smoke evacuation, and Scot Air packs were inspected and emergency drills were conducted and observed.  Inspectors reviewed booking, classification, releasing processes. Inmate files and health service records were reviewed for accuracy and compliance. Discipline and grievance records were inspected.  Visitation procedures, recreation records, religious practices policies, and correspondence policies were audited for compliance. 

A walk-through of both facilities was conducted where the inspectors verified that all facility equipment in inmate occupied areas was operational.   The facilities were inspected for cleanliness and sanitation procedures were reviewed. The Food Service sections and inmate menus were inspected and reviewed.  The Health Services sections were inspected and reviewed.

After the four-day unannounced inspection was complete, both facilities were found to be in compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

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EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION ATTENDS GLEN COVE INFORMATION FAIR

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE SECTION ATTENDS GLEN COVE INFORMATION FAIR

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

            The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section attended the Glen Clove Elementary Information Fair on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Sheriff’s Office deputies provided parents and staff with information, and brochures on the National Child Identification Program, and Emergency Identification Booklet.

Deputies also discussed the importance of having identification kits and other information to provide to law enforcement agencies in case of an emergency involving their children.

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