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  • The El Paso County Sheriff's Office TRU TEAM was designed to be a direct response to patterns of unlawful activity, with the intent to reduce crime County wide.
  • The Team works both in plain-clothes and in uniform. The unit's primary function is to identify crime trends and implement a plan to investigate, deter and cease the targeted criminal activity. The unit will conduct sting operations, intelligence gathering, surveillance, and will take a proactive enforcement of the State laws. The Team will work with community members, other law enforcement agencies and non governmental organizations to combat crime and make our community safer.
  • Due to operational security the number of Deputies assigned to the unit and the hours of operation will not be revealed.  
  • HISTORY: In February 2009, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office assembled & launched a High Intensity Specialized Unit focused on reducing crime in targeted areas in our community.
  • The TRU TEAM consists of Sheriff Deputies from the Patrol Division & other various sections within the Office. The selection process consisted of experienced Deputies who had notable work achievements, certifications & had to go through an interview process for consideration.
  • The El Paso County Sheriff's Office TRU TEAM recognizes that assistancefrom the public is the key element in apprehending fugitives, clearing unsolved cases & reporting criminal activity. The TRU TEAM is asking help from the community in reporting any suspicion of criminal or narcotic activity. Working together, the Community & Law Enforcement will help prevent or hinder criminal activity in our neighborhoods.
  • If anyone suspects or knows of ongoing criminal or narcotic activity in your neighborhoods, the Sheriff's Office is urging you to contact the TRU TEAM.
  •                              Contact Information: Sergeant Juan Wittke - Targeted Response Unit Team Supervisor (915) 538- 2099
  • Submit crime tips to the TRU TEAM @ SOStrikeTeam@epcounty.com
  •                                                                      TRU TEAM SPECIALIZES IN THE FOLLOWING: 
    1.                    Burglary

                            Environmental Crimes

                                Underage Drinking


                          Fugitive/Warrant Round Up

                               Criminal Interdiction

                      Auto Theft

                      Drunk Driving Enforcement/DWI

                            Street level narcotic activity

                 Gang Suppression

                          Animal Related Offenses

                                 Other illegal activity

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