July 2016 - Posts

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE HOLDS CAREER PRESENTATION FOR YOUNG MARINES

EPCSO COMMUNITY SERVICE HOLDS CAREER PRESENTATION FOR YOUNG MARINES

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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 Community Service Section hosted a presentation for the Young Marines on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

                Sheriff’s Office deputies shared with the Young Marines the everyday duties a Sheriff’s Office deputy performs for the community. 

                The Young Marines were also introduced to the Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post for those interested in future law enforcement careers.

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EPCSO WELCOMES TWO NEW CANINE CADETS

EPCSO WELCOMES TWO NEW CANINE CADETS

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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, welcomes two new canine cadets to the program.

Memphis- pictured on the left, is a one-year-old male, hound mix.  He loves attention and plays well with children and other pets. Memphis has a beautiful brown and gold coat and will make a wonderful addition to any family.

McDreamy- pictured on the right, is a seven-month-old male, Sheppard Collie mix. McDreamy also plays well with kids and other pets. He has beautiful brown eyes and brown and white coat.

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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EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN CHILD CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT

EPCSO PARTICIPATES IN CHILD CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT

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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 Kohl’s Kares and the UMC Foundation checked child car seats for residents of the El Paso community on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016.

The event helps parents of the El Paso County make sure that their car seats are the proper safety seat for their child’s height and weight. The checks also help determine if the car seats are in good condition, or if they need to be replaced.

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PHONE SCAM–PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

URGENT: Please advise the public this is ongoing.

NEWS RELEASE-Public Service Announcement  July 20th, 2016

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The 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 be an employee of the “Sheriff’s Office”. The scammer claims that a jury summons was ignored and that there is a warrant for arrest. The victim is then told to buy Green Dot money cards for an undisclosed amount as a way to pay for the warrants and is asked to meet in front of the El Paso County Court House. 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.

The Sheriff’s office would like to let citizens know that they will never receive a call requesting payment for outstanding criminal warrants.  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 546-2280.

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH DON’T SHOOT INITIATIVE

RELEASE: EPCSO TO LAUNCH DON’T SHOOT INITIATIVE

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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 will launch an initiative to curb recreational shooting (target shooting) conducted in the unincorporated areas of east El Paso County that affect those residing in the immediate vicinity.

                         Although these practices might seem harmless, they do affect the safety and quality of life of the residents living in the immediate vicinities. 

· Don’t risk becoming dehydrated from the heat.

· Don’t risk becoming lost in the desert areas of El Paso County.

· Ricocheted rounds or accidently shooting a house is a possibility; don’t discharge firearms within 150 yards of residences, building, campsites or occupied areas.

· Find a safe backdrop. Shots fired across the open desert can travel more than a mile.

· Proper access to public lands must be through public roads. Crossing private lands to access public lands is not permitted unless you obtain permission from the landowner.

· Do not shoot on private lands without the owner’s permission.

· Shooting should only take place in areas well away from other concentrations of people and property.

· Shooting across a road or trail is not permitted.

· Shooting from a vehicle is not permitted.

The initiative will focus on educating El Paso County citizens on the dangers and consequences involved with recreational shooting. Sheriff’s Office deputies will increase patrols and maintain a high visibility of patrol units in the areas of Red Sands and around the Socorro Independent School District Students Activities Complex (SAC).  During this time deputies will actively enforced the laws applicable to those found shooting.  In addition, Sheriff’s Office deputies will also enforce any violations to the county burn ban, curfew, or alcohol violations and the unsafe usage of all-terrain vehicles.

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RELEASE: EPCSO AND SAFETY PUP TEACH STRANGER DANGER & MORE

RELEASE: EPCSO AND SAFETY PUP TEACH STRANGER DANGER & MORE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Section and Safety Pup visited the Peter Piper Pizza located at 10501 Gateway Blvd. West, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

                Sheriff’s Office deputies and Safety Pup met with children from ages 4-12 and taught them about Stranger Danger, 9-1-1, and anti-bullying. Children learned to identify who is considered a stranger, who are safe strangers (like law enforcement officers and first responders) and how to recognize and handle a dangerous situation. The children also learned about the everyday duties a Sheriff’s Office deputy performs for the community.

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UPDATE - RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

UPDATE:

The victim has been identified as Alejandro Rosillo Jr. age 27.

The investigation is open and ongoing, no further information is available at this time.

Thanks!

Leslie Antunez

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

 

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO FATAL ACCIDENT IN EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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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 Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to I-10 eastbound and mile marker 51 at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, July 17th, 2016.

          Upon arrival, deputies observed a passenger vehicle and tractor trailer combo had been involved in a collision.

          The preliminary investigation determined that a gold Toyota was driving westbound on eastbound lanes of traffic. The vehicle then collided with the tractor trailer traveling eastbound. 

           The single male occupant of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the collision.

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

           I-10 eastbound from mile marker 49 to mile marker 53 will be closed for approximately 4 hours. The investigation is ongoing no further information is available at this time.

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 COMPETE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

RELEASE: EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 COMPETE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

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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 Explorer Post 2005 is currently in Flagstaff, Arizona competing in the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and Competition.

The Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post and Community Section prepared and trained for the conference and competition over the last two years.  The conference and competition are currently taking place at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The week will provide Law Enforcement explorer post from across the nation with - team and individual competitions, seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, recreation and fun.

    The competition focuses on law enforcement response in various categories: arrest and search, burglary in progress, crisis negotiation, officer down, emergency field first aid, traffic accident investigation, and traffic stops.

            The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 competes in national competition every two years.

Way To Go Explorers!

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RELEASE: TEXAS TECH STUDENTS MEET WITH EPCSO

RELEASE: TEXAS TECH STUDENTS MEET WITH EPCSO

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX­ –  Every year Sheriff Richard Wiles and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office personnel meet with students from Texas Tech in a Q & A session to learn about the Sheriff’s Office and the County of El Paso.

On, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 Commander Robert Flores met with 15+ students from Texas Tech and provided them with an overview of the Sheriff’s Office.

Some of the topics discussed included; Law Enforcement/Community Relations, community & criminal issues faced as a department, as well as services provided to the community.

                Information on the programs like Sheriff’s Safety Town, Youth Academy, community meetings and school presentations was also provided to the students.

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BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO

BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO IS EXTENDED

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX – On, June 27th, 2016, Commissioners Court extended the County’s Burn Ban Order for an additional 90 days.  

The order will take effect on July 1st, 2016, at the expiration of the prior burn ban.

EPCSO TO BE FEATURED IN JAIL: BIG TEXAS

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Langley Productions worked closely with our personnel from the Detention Facility to film situations our officer’s encounter. JAIL: BIG TEXAS will air the first show Saturday July 9th at 9 pm E/P on SPIKE which is Channel 36 on Time/Warner cable in El Paso.  A segment from EL PASO Sheriff’s Office is airing in that first show.

Also segments from EL PASO will be airing on these upcoming shows:

July 23rd    Show #502

July 30th    Show # 503

August 6th   Show # 504

August 13th   Show # 505

August 20th   Show # 506

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EPCSO DEPUTIES TO ATTEND DPD FUNERAL SERVICES

EPCSO DEPUTIES TO ATTEND DPD FUNERAL SERVICES

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On Thursday, July 7th, 2016 the community of Dallas Texas, law enforcement agencies, and citizens nationwide were struck with a tragedy.  In a press conference held by Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, local law enforcement agencies, and government officials, Sheriff Wiles said,  “We need to concentrate on the victims in this shooting and their families that will forever be changed.”  Days later these families are now preparing to honor their loved ones lost the night of Thursday, July 7th, 2016.

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office stands in unity and support of all those affected by the events in Dallas. Sheriff’s Office deputies will attend the upcoming scheduled funeral services for the fallen Dallas Police Department Officers.

Services are as follows:

DPD Officer Lorne Ahrens

Visitation July 12th 6-9PM at Prestonwood Baptist Church 6801 W. Park Blvd. Plano, TX.

Funeral July 13th at 11AM at Prestonwood Baptist Church

DART Officer Brent Thompson

Visitation July 12th 12-9PM at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 1530 N. 45th Sr. Corsicana, TX.

Funeral July 13th at 10AM at The Potter’s House Church at 6777 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas, TX.

DPD Sgt. Mike Smith

Visitation July 12th 6:30-10PM at Mary Immaculate Church at 2800 Valwood Pkwy, Farmer’s Branch, TX.

Funeral July 14th at noon at Watermark Community Church 7540LBJ Frwy. Dallas, TX

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RELEASE: JOIN US THE 6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

RELEASE: JOIN US THE 6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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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 D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 6th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.

National Night Out will be kicked off with the unveiling of the El Paso County Law Enforcement Memorial. The memorial will honor the County Law Enforcement Officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

National Night Out is a FREE and open for ALL to attend, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters building located at 3850 Justice Dr.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

JOIN US FOR:

· Music

· Kids Activity Zone

· Health and Safety Awareness Booths

· Emergency Response

· Vehicle Displays & more.

· Food and Drink will be on sale during the event.

In partnership with the community to keep our neighborhoods safe:

· Department of Public Safety; Texas State Troopers

· Horizon City Police

· Socorro Police Department

· Fabens Fire Department

· Montana Vista Fire Department

· El Paso Fire Department

· U.S. Border Patrol

· West Texas Regional Poison Control Center

Others in attendance

· Miss El Paso

· Miss El Paso Teen

· Junior Miss Patriotic 2016

· Little Miss Patriotic 2016

· Mini Patriotic 2016

· Chico the Chihuahua

Media partners please join us for National Night Out, contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez at lantunez@epcounty.com or 915-479-1678 for pre-event, and event coverage.

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RELEASE: EPCSO WRAPS UP 2016 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

RELEASE: EPCSO WRAPS UP 2016 SUMMER YOUTH ACADEMY

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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 held its annual summer youth academy for local teens ages 13-18 with an interest in law enforcement July 5th – 8th, 2016.

The Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy introduced young men and women in our community to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in a positive and informative manner.

The academy consists of presentations, demonstrations, videos, and tours from the Sheriff’s Office:

· Juvenile Law/ CID

· Penal Code

· Region VIII Academy Facility Tour

· Firing Range

· Jail Annex Tour

· Special Traffic Investigation Section

· Crime Scene Investigators

· PAWs

· SWAT

· Crisis Negotiation Team

The Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is open to teens ages 13-18, who are still attending high school. Our next youth academy is scheduled for the Summer of 2017, those interested in next year’s program can contact Public Information Officer; Leslie Antunez via email at lantunez@epcounty.com .

EPCSO Graduation – Basic County Corrections Class 16-1

EPCSO Graduation – Basic County Corrections Class 16-1

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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 Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office hosted a graduation ceremony for the Basic County Corrections Academy 16-1 on Friday, July 8, 2016.

The following cadets were appointed as Detention Officers:

1. Jessica S. Avila

2. Octavio Calleros

3. Francesca M. Cortes

4. Samuel De La Riva

5. Cesario Elizaldi Jr.

6. Daniel A. Guerrero

7. Mercedes S. Jordan

8. Ryan S. Marin

9. Justin J. Martinez

10. Mathew G. McBain

11. Ivan Mota

12. Zoraida Rodriguez

13. Christina Rojo

14. Jomari Romero

15. Adrian Trujillo Jr.

16. Erick G. Vargas

Also during the ceremony, Floor Control Officers Javier E. Gonzalez and Jose J. Ortiz were honored on their recent promotions.

On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; Congratulations to the class Basic County Corrections Class 16-1.

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