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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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

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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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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

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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

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

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RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO THREE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

February 16th, 2017

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Transmountain at mile marker 21 in reference to a three vehicle accident at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

A tractor trailer combo, a pickup truck and a passenger car collided as they traveled westbound on Transmountain.

As a result of the collision, two people were transported to local area hospital.

Special Traffic Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators were requested at the scene.

The westbound lanes of Transmountain will remained closed for approximately 3 more hours.

The investigation is ongoing no other information is available at this time.

RELEASE: RECAP - EPCSO TO HOST USA BOXING SHOWCASE

 

RELEASE: EPCSO RECAP OF USA BOXING SHOWCASE

February 21st, 2017

El Paso, Texas – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy hosted the USA Boxing Border Association 2017 J.O. Showcase on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.

The event consisted of 26 female and male bouts with fighters ranging in ages from 8-16, the fighters represented various boxing organizations from El Paso and other neighboring cities.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages our local youth to advance to state by hosting these types of events. The showcase allows for fighters and coaches to test their skills as they fine tune their craft, and keep advancing to next level competitions.

Congrats to all the winners and those moving on to next level competitions.

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RELEASE: EPCSO TO HOST USA BOXING SHOWCASE

February 14th, 2017

El Paso, Texas – Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy will be hosting the USA Boxing Border Association 2017 J.O. Showcase on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.

The event will consist of bouts with female and male fighters ranging in ages from 8-16, the fighters will represent various boxing organizations from El Paso and other neighboring cities.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages our local youth to advance to state by hosting these types of events. The showcase allows for fighters and coaches to test their skills as they fine tune their craft, and keep advancing to next level competitions.

The Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section and Explorer Post 2005 will also feature a concession stand to raise funds for the Explorer Post. 

Join the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the USA Boxing Border Association for this fun afternoon of boxing.  The showcase will be held at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Region VIII Academy, 12501 Montana Ave., the first bout will begin at 3:00 p.m.

RECAP NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: EPCSO AND CANUTILLO HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

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February 21st, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section along with the Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association hosted a neighborhood watch meeting on Saturday, February 18th, 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.

Neighbors and the Community Service Section discussed items of interest or concern for the neighborhood and as well as upcoming neighborhood events. During the meeting, members also expressed interest in a future neighborhood clean-up initiative.

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.

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RELEASE: NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: EPCSO AND CANUTILLO HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

February 14th, 2017

El Paso, TX – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section along with the Canutillo Heights Neighborhood Watch Association will be hosting their next neighborhood watch meeting on Saturday, February 18th, 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.

Neighbors will report any neighborhood issues to the Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section; who in turn will provide direction to the proper resources to fix the issues and help their community prosper.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

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.

Media partners please contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Public Affairs Office if you wish to attend this meeting.

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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