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PHOTO ALBUM - EPCSO Graduation– Detention Officer Class 17-3

EPCSO Graduation– Detention Officer Class 17-3

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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 17-3 on Friday, January 26, 2018.

The following cadets were appointed as Detention Officers:

1. Mayra Adame

2. Armando Cortez

3. Andrea De La Torre

4. Jacquelyne Duron

5. Alejandro Garcia

6. Savanah Gregory

7. Jesus Hernandez

8. William Lamoy

9. Myra Martinez

10. Armando Morales

11. Anthony Ramirez

On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office; Congratulations to the Detention Officer Class 17-3. The graduation album can be viewed below.

 

EPCSO EL PASO COUNTY SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM – FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

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UPDATE - EPCSO EL PASO COUNTY SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM – FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

January 30, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office launches FREE Spay and Neuter Program for residents of the El Paso County.

The spay and neuter program is open to residents of Horizon City, Vinton, Socorro, Anthony, Clint, San Elizario, and residents of other unincorporated areas within El Paso County. Citizens who reside within the City of El Paso are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in this program.

****In order to provide a more streamline process Spay and Neuter services will now be available by appointment ONLY. ****

Please take note of the following before booking your spay and neuter appointment.

Ø Residents of the City of El Paso are NOT ELIGIBLE for the program.

Ø All spay and neuter services are available by appointment ONLY.

Ø Appointments are limited to the first 20 pets per event.

Ø To schedule an appointment call Gabby on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. at (915) 856-4875.

February Schedule:

Friday, February 2nd

7 am

Horizon City, Texas

Thursday, February 8th

7 am

Anthony, Texas

Friday, February 16th

7 am

Horizon City, Texas

Sunday, February 25th

7 am

Anthony, Texas

Monday, February 26th

7 am

Clint, Texas

Tuesday, February 27th

7 am

Vinton, Texas

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION RECAP 01/27/18

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION RECAP

January 29, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section conducted a training session on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post 2005 is preparing for the 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 16-20, 2018 at Purdue University.

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 Explorer Post and Community Service Section reviewed Pistol Shooting, Shoot Don’t Shoot, and Emergency First Aid procedures, live practice scenarios were also conducted during the training session.

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BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO IS EXTENDED–December 16, 2017

BURN BAN ORDER FOR COUNTY OF EL PASO IS EXTENDED

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El Paso, TX – On, Monday, December 11, 2017 Commissioners Court extended the County’s Burn Ban Order for an additional 90 days. 

The order will take effect on December 16, 2017, at the expiration of the prior burn ban.

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION–01/27/18

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

January 25, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section will conduct a training session on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post 2005 is preparing for the 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 16-20, 2018 at Purdue University.

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 Explorer Post and Community Service Section will review Pistol Shooting, Shoot Don’t Shoot, and Emergency First Aid procedures, as well as conduct, live practice scenarios during the training session.

Training is open to our media partners; please contact Leslie Antunez for scheduling: lantunez@epcounty.com

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EPCSO LIEUTENANT ATTENDS 270th SESSION OF FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY

EPCSO LIEUTENANT ATTENDS 270th SESSION OF FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY

The National Academy, with the FBI who serves as the host, is considered to be the most elite law enforcement training program in the world. It is estimated that less than 1% of law enforcement professionals are ever granted the opportunity to participate in the highly selective program. Since its establishment, the program has graduated over 50,000 law enforcement professionals who went back to their respective state, local or federal agencies with education and tools to improve the law enforcement profession.

From October 1st – December 15, 2017, Lieutenant Juan Carlos Wittke attended the 270th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Lt. Wittke was joined by over 220 law enforcement professionals representing 49 states and 20 countries for this academy. The National Academy consists of three pillars which are academics, physical fitness, and networking. During his time at the Academy Lt. Wittke also completed the rigorous six-mile “Yellow Brick Road” obstacle course with his classmates, earning him the coveted FBINA “Yellow Brick”.   Lt. Wittke joins the other Sheriff’s Office Lieutenants and Sheriff’s Office Command Staff that have attended and graduated from previous sessions.

Congrats!

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION–01/20/18

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EPCSO EXPLORER POST 2005 – TRAINING SESSION

January 18, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and Community Service Section will conduct a training session on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post 2005 is preparing for the 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 16-20, 2018 at Purdue University.

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 Explorer Post and Community Service Section will review Arrest and Search and Family Violence procedures, as well as conduct, live practice scenarios during the training session.

Training is open to our media partners; please contact Leslie Antunez for scheduling: lantunez@epcounty.com

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EPCSO Graduation Announcement – Detention Officer Class 17-3

EPCSO Graduation Announcement – Detention Officer Class 17-3

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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 would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming Detention Officer Class 17-3 Graduation on Friday, January 26, 2018.

This group of hard-working individuals will be honored for their many hours of study, preparation, and months of hard work to reach their goal of becoming Sheriff’s Office Detention Officers.

We would be honored with your presence to this celebration being held for these exceptional individuals. Graduation will be held at Pebble Hills High School – Auditorium 14400 Pebble Hills Blvd. at 1:30 p.m.

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EPCSO TRAFFIC VIOLATION OF THE WEEK - January 15, 2018

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January 15, 2018

El Paso, TX – The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is is continuing its initiative that focuses on a weekly basis on a specific traffic violation.

The goal is to promote driver safety and awareness throughout El Paso County.

The week of January 15, 2018 -

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Traffic violation of the Week

No Seatbelt

Chapter 545. Operation and Movement of Vehicles
§ 545.413. Safety Belts; Offense.

(a) A person commits an offense if:

(1) the person:

(A) is at least 15 years of age;

(B) is riding in a passenger vehicle while the vehicle is being operated;

(C) is occupying a seat that is equipped with a safety belt; and

(D) is not secured by a safety belt; or

(2) as the operator of a school bus equipped with a safety belt for the operator's seat, the person is not secured by the safety belt.

SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY

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SHERIFF RICHARD D. WILES & EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCE CRIME RATE DECREASE FOR EL PASO COUNTY

January 10, 2018

El Paso, TX—Under the leadership of Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues to partner with citizens of El Paso County to make our community a safer place to live, work and play. End-of-year Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for 2017 reveal a 26% decrease in crime in our County compared to 2016.

Year       Violent Crimes     Property Crime    Total

2016          267                     847                  1114

2017          217                     603                  820

Difference -18%                   -28%             -26%

Since Sheriff Wiles and his administration took office in January of 2009, UCR reports indicate a 43% decrease in crime.

Year       Violent Crimes     Property Crime    Total

2008            224                      1221             1445

2017            217                        603              820

Difference    -3%                       -50%           -43%

Violent crimes include Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Property crimes include Burglary, Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson.

This significant decrease has resulted from the commitment of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Business and community organizations such as Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch, together with local governmental entities throughout the County have furthered advanced the war against crime. The importance of citizen involvement in reporting and being proactive in countless ways, and on a daily basis, cannot be overstated in terms of the importance of the partnership between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.

Sheriff Wiles recently shared his 2018 vision with “El Paso Inc.” where he stated, “…I am committed to continue building a relationship in our community of mutual respect and service that becomes a model for others to follow.”

UPDATE - EPCSO INVESTIGATES DEADLY CONDUCT INCIDENT IN FAR EAST EL PASO COUNTY

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EPCSO INVESTIGATES DEADLY CONDUCT INCIDENT IN FAR EAST EL PASO COUNTY

January 9, 2018

UPDATE:

On Tuesday, January 09, 2018, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the Clint Patrol Station took four subjects into custody for the incident that occurred on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Through the course of the investigation Sheriff’s Office deputies took four juveniles into custody and they were all charged with 16 counts of Deadly Conduct. The juveniles all 14 years of age, were processed and referred to the Juvenile Probation Department.

No other information is available at this time.

ORIGINAL: November 27, 2017

El Paso, Texas - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the community in identifying the subject(s) involved in the deadly conduct incident that damaged several cars and injured one person on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

The wanted subject(s) threw rocks at passing vehicles traveling east on I-10 and mile marker 49, damaging at least twenty vehicles a tractor-trailer truck, and leaving one person injured.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or the identity of the wanted subjects please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408.

UPDATE- RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY

UPDATE:

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic Investigators believe the vehicle involved to be a maroon in color 2013 to 2016 Hyundai Elantra as a result of their investigation.  The vehicle involved should also have front-end damage to include a broken windshield. 

The investigation remains open and ongoing.

If anyone has any information you are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 915-832-4408.

Below is a depicted picture similar to the possible vehicle involved. (For reference ONLY)

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UPDATE:

Identity of victim is Eduardo Vasquez, 37 years of age.

ORIGINAL :

RELEASE: EPCSO RESPONDS TO HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY

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January 3, 2018

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to I-10 West and exit 2 in reference to a pedestrian accident at approximately 9:30a.m., on Monday, January 1, 2018.

The preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling west bound on I-10.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic Investigators and Crimes Scene Investigators are at the scene.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public who may have information on this accident. Investigators believe a vehicle of possible maroon color with damage to the front bumper, and headlights could be at fault. If anyone has any information you are asked to call 915-832-4408.

EPCSO RESPONDS TO HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY

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EPCSO RESPONDS TO HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY

January 1, 2018

El Paso, Texas - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to I-10 West and exit 2 in reference to a pedestrian accident at approximately 9:30a.m., on Monday, January 1, 2018.

The preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling west bound on I-10.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff’s Office Special Traffic Investigators and Crimes Scene Investigators are at the scene.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public who may have information on this accident. Investigators believe a vehicle of possible maroon color with damage to the front bumper, and headlights could be at fault. If anyone has any information you are asked to call 915-832-4408.