PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW 02/23- SHERIFF WILES ANNOUNCES JOINT EFFORTS WITH THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Eileen Lopez
Acting / Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
Pager: (915) 533-0733 (#5038)
“We Serve With Pride”
EVENT: PRESS CONFERENCE
WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Downtown Detention Facility
601 E. Overland, El Paso County, TX
SHERIFF Richard D. Wiles and Mr. Victor A. Flores will hold a press conference to speak on the joint operation with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit and the Enforcement Division of the County Tax Office.
EL PASO, TEXAS- On June 13th 2011 Sheriff Richard Wiles and the County Tax Assessor Collector signed a memorandum of understanding where the sheriff recognized the Enforcement Division of the County Tax Office as a joint Auto Theft Unit for the County of El Paso which consists of peace officers and employees of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Crimes Against Property Unit and the Tax Office Enforcement Division.
Due to the joint effort of the Sheriff’s Department and the Enforcement Division of the County Tax Office, additional revenue has been collected with the Enforcement Division conducting 68-A vehicle inspections. Through our 68-A inspections we have noticed that approximately 85 % of the stolen vehicles recovered have been purchased from Mexico.
Since June 13, 2011, when the Enforcement Division of the County Tax Office officially started conducting 68-A as part of the Sheriff Auto Theft Unit, through February 15, 2012 the Enforcement Division has conducted 449 inspections which has brought in an additional revenue of $17,960.00 dollars to the County’s General Fund.
Members of the media & the community are invited to attend.