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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office ‘CSI Workshop’ set for January 21

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit will be hosting Crime Scene Investigation Workshop with special guest Dr. Alejandro Cardenas, world-famous Forensic Odontologist.

The workshop, set for January 21 – 24, is open to interns, forensics and law enforcement students to review Crime Scene procedure topics such as collection and provide participants with an overview of the Crime Scene Investigator career path.

Dr. Cardenas is a forensic doctor at the prosecutor’s office in Ciudad Juarez who has developed a special technique to rehydrate corpses to help identify them. Dr. Cardenas’ technique is so innovative that in 2016, the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property granted him
a patent for his secret formula.

Through the rehydration process, the body can regain most it not all of its original condition. Cardenas has used the process on more than 800 sets of remain since 2013.

Dr. Cardenas has been featured on National Geographic, different news outlets, and has presented his findings many forensic conferences. His attendance at the Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Workshop will make this his first time presenting in the United States.

Interns, Forensics and Law Enforcement students interested in attending can contact CSI Ashley Rosiles at arosiles@epcounty.com or at (915) 546-2292 ext. 2742

Sheriff’s Office National Night Out recognized by the National Association of Town Watch

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) hosted its 9th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th of this year, now organizers are being recognized for their event.

On Monday afternoon EPCSO officials announced that the National Association of Town Watch awarded the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office 13th place in Category 1, which is the award category for cities/areas with a population of 300,000 +.

“On behalf of Sheriff Wiles, we want to recognize and thank the Community Service Section for their hard work and commitment to the Sheriff’s Office,” EPCSO officials shared via a news release.

Following the event, a post-project report was submitted to the National Night Out Award Committee at National Night Out headquarters in Wynnewood, PA.

The post-project report was over 100 pages that included:  a project narrative, organizational structure, agenda, sampling of printed material, photos, and video from the day of the event. Proofs of weather conditions, community attendances, and media coverage were also included as part of the report.

“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,” EPCSO officials added.

In 2019, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations, and local, state, and federal officials from over 16,000 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S territories, and military bases worldwide joined forces to celebrate National Night Out.

View the National Night Out photo album by clicking on this link.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office annual ‘Santa with a Badge’ toy drive kicks off

Every year the Sheriff’s Office and the community come together to provide over 2000 toys to children in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County who might otherwise miss out on opening gifts on Christmas morning. 

Members of the EPCSO are again reaching out to community members for their support via the donation of a new unwrapped toy or monetary donation to make Christmas morning a memorable one.

Toys and monetary donations can be dropped off with the Community Services Section at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at 3850 Justice Drive.

 For more information please contact Deputy Adrian Gonzales at (915)342-2409.

Last day for donations is December 13, 2019.

EPCSO will be partnering with 104.3 HitFM for live remote toy donation broadcasts at the following locations:

12820 B Edgemere Dec 2nd / 4p – 8p
2385 Lee Dec 4th  / 4p – 8p
12235 Pellicano Dec 6th  / 4p – 8p
2200 N. Yarbrough Dr. Ste D-2 Dec 9th  / 4p – 8p

EPCSO is also partnering with the following car clubs for toy runs, and donations can be dropped off during these events.

Viejitos Car Club Toy Run – Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 11:00am – 4:00pm, at 9486 Dyer St.

Majesty Christmas CarShow – Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 8:00am – 12:00pm, at 8889 Gateway Blvd West.

Residents wishing to participate can donate toys at the following Family Dollar Locations:

5120 Montana Ave.
160 N. Cotton
4200 N. Mesa St.
12820 B Edgemere
1045 N. Zaragoza Rd.
425 N. Yarbrough Dr. Ste B
401 S. Yarbrough Dr.
2200 N. Yarbrough Dr. Ste D-2
2385 Lee
12235 Pellicano
9612 Montana Ave
13800 Eastlake

EPCSO invites residents to use department’s incinerator April 27

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is again allowing the community access to it’s incinerator for the secure disposal of personal documents.

“In an effort to assist citizens of El Paso County from being victimized by identity theft, Sheriff Richard Wiles has authorized the use of the Sheriff’s Office incinerator by members of the public to destroy personal documents no longer needed,” EPCSO officials shared via a Monday morning news release.

The incinerator, which is normally used to burn narcotics, will be available to the public on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  There is no cost to the public.

“The Sheriff’s Office understands citizens save documents that can accumulate and might not have the ability to safely dispose of them,” officials added.  “Access to the incinerator will enable citizens of our community to feel secure knowing that information in their documents will not get into the wrong hands.”

The incinerator has a capacity of how much can be burned during each use.  Officials say that one 30 gallon trash bag will be accepted per household, and may only contain paper, as no plastic or metal will be accepted.

Personal documents will be accepted on a first come first served basis, a Sheriff’s Office employee will be present to ensure all documents are completely destroyed.

The Sheriff’s Office incinerator is compliant with rules and regulations set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; and is located at 12501 Montana, behind the Montana Patrol Station and the Region VIII Training Academy.

Law Enforcement, Community Set to Honor Fallen Deputy Peter Herrera Friday

On Friay, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be honoring Fallen Sheriff’s Deputy Peter J. Herrera #4928 and to that end have released information regarding his services, the procession and the attendant road closure that will occur.

The community can expect an influx of law enforcement activity in the areas near and around St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church located at 12200 Vista Del Sol Drive.

Via a news release EPCSO officials shared, “The public can expect a large procession and for the roads near and around the above mention, areas to be closed for the duration of the procession. Normal traffic flow will resume once the end of the procession passes through the area.”

The Sheriff’s Office will be closing all thru traffic on Vista Del Sol Drive between Bob Hope Drive and Peter Cooper Drive. That area will remain closed from about 9:00am until approximately 1:00pm.

EPCSO officials add, “This is being done to accommodate the overwhelming amount of law enforcement vehicles who are expected to attend in a show support for our fallen deputy.”

For any member of the public who wishes to attend the services the only entry into St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church will be the entrance of Peter Cooper Drive.

At the conclusion, the Sheriff’s Office will escort Deputy Peter J. Herrera to his final resting place.

The route is as follows:

  • Depart 12200 Vista Del Sol DR
  • Eastbound on Vista Del Sol DR
  • South on S Joe Battle BLVD
  • Enter State Loop 375 S
  • Exit Americas Ave (Exit 45A)
  • West on North Loop DR
  • North on Bordeaux DR
    • Pass Del Valle High School (Deputy P. Herrera’s Alma Mater)
  • West on Betel DR
    • Pass Harmony School of Excellence
  • South on Burgundy DR
    • Pass Le Barron Park Elementary School
  • East on North Loop DR
  • North on North Americas AVE
  • Enter State Loop 375 N
  • Exit 35 Montana AVE (US 62 / 180)
  • N Joe Battle BLVD
  • East on Montana AVE (US 62 / 180)
  • Enter Evergreen Cemetery (12400 Montana AVE)

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office: County-wide Crime Down 17%

According to data released by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, crime in El Paso County dropped 17% from 2017 to 2018.

“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,” EPCSO officials shared via an emailed news release Friday evening.

End-of-year Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for 2018 reveal a 17% decrease in crime in our County compared to 2017.

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

“This significant decrease is a result of the commitment of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies,” EPCSO officials stated. “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.”

Additionally, since Sheriff Wiles and his administration took office in January of 2009, UCR reports indicate a 71% decrease in crime.

EPCSO officials added, “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 partnership between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.”

Below is a graphic, courtesy EPCSO, comparing crime statistics from 2017 to 2018; and 2009 to 2018.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Partners with Horses Unlimited Rescue

In an effort to enhance awareness and education of our equine companions in El Paso, Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Horses Unlimited Rescue and Education Center, Inc.

Horses Unlimited works with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Animal Welfare Unit by housing and rehabilitating abused and neglected horses.

Under the care of Horses Unlimited, rescues are kept up to date on their immunizations and they are nursed back to healthy weight. The center also trains or retrains the horses to be docile around other animals and rideable for children and adults.

Additionally, the center offers many programs and events throughout the year for members of our community to enjoy.  This week, center will be kicking off their Barrels, Poles and Flags practice events for 2019, on February 23, 2019, at 9:00 am.

The event is free for spectators and prices for participants are as follows: Entry Fee $25 for Non-Members / $20 for Members. Practices $4 for Non-Members / $2 for Members. Member fee is $40, renewal fees are $20.

All events will be hosted at the center located at 15415 Buck Wheat Street. For more information, residents can contact Horses Unlimited at (915) 491-7653

Teen Donates Over 200 Stuffed Animals to El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a special delivery of new fluffy equipment on Friday, thanks to a local teen and her friends.

Amanda Hernandez, a Girl Scout and Senior at Valle Verde Early College, stopped by the Sheriff’s Office with donation of over 200 stuffed animals for deployment in special situations.

According to EPCSO officials, Amanda recalls being assisted by a Sheriff’s Office deputy during a call for service and how she felt safe with the help of the deputy, all the while she couldn’t help but feel like having her favorite stuffed animal could have helped her be more at ease.

Through Facebook and the help of her friends and family, she collected over 200 stuffed animals that will be distributed among all of the  Sheriff’s Office patrol units.

Her hope is that the stuffed animals she donated will provide comfort to a child involved in a tough situation that may require the Sheriff’s Office response or assistance.

EPCSO Officials added, “On behalf of Sheriff Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, we thank Amanda for thinking outside the box and putting together this amazing donation to benefit children in our community.”

Photo courtesy EPCSO

EPCSO’s Explorer Post Trains for National Conference

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) Explorer Post 2005 held a training session on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in preparation for the 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference.

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.

EPCSO officials said “We will provide the explorers with sound information on which to base their decision on pursuing a career in law enforcement…(basically) 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 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference will be held  at Purdue University, from July 16 through 20.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Announces January Free Spay, Neuter Program

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office continues FREE Spay and Neuter Program for residents of the El Paso County.

The spay and neuter program is NOW open to residents of Horizon City, Vinton, Socorro, Anthony, Clint, San Elizario, and residents of other unincorporated areas within El Paso County.

From September through November the service has spayed and neutered 266 animals. Felines spayed 49, felines neutered 27 for a total of 76. Canines spayed 76, canines neutered 114 for a total of 190.

The following is the schedule for January, AM sessions begin at 7:00 a.m., PM sessions begin at 2:00 p.m.

Note to Residents:

 Arrive early to ensure that they reserve a spot for surgery.

 Tell the veterinary staff that they are participating in the El Paso County Spay and Neuter Program at time of registration.

 Have proof of residency in one of the above-mentioned areas. (Valid ID, DL, Utility Bill, etc.)

 Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officers will be on-site to verify the address is within the areas of eligibility.

 As always residents living within the eligibility areas are able to attend any event so long as they do not reside within the City of El Paso.

Wednesday, January 3rd , 2018

Historic District of San Elizario 1400 Main St. San Elizario,

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Friday, January 5th , 2018

Walmart (Parking Lot) 13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City, Texas

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Wednesday, January 10th , 2018

City of Socorro Recreations Department 900 N. Rio Vista Socorro

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Thursday, January 11th , 2018

Anthony Town Hall 401 Wildcat Dr. Anthony,

AM Session begins at 7:00 am PM Session begins at 2:00 pm

Friday, January 19th , 2018

Walmart (Parking Lot) 13900 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Dr. Applegate Park 7966 Quejette Rd. Vinton

AM Session begins at 7:00 am

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Operation H.O.P.E Deliver Gifts to Tornillo

In partnership with Operation H.O.P.E., Sheriff Richard D. Wiles, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office brought “Trunk of Hope” to the children in Tornillo, Texas on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

The Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section, Sheriff’s Office Explorers, El Paso County Constables, and Operation H.O.P.E. superheroes distributed over 500  toys to the children in Tornillo.

The Trunk of Hope distribution was done in a caravan style as we drove and walked through the streets of Tornillo,  giving out toys to the children and spreading some holiday cheer.

It is with the help of this and other community partners that every year children in the unincorporated areas of El Paso County don’t miss out on opening gifts on Christmas morning.

View the photo album by clicking on this link.

Clash of the Titans Returns this Weekend

It’s time for an action-packed weekend of “Clash of the Titans IX” boxing. Once again, the men and women of local area law enforcement agencies will come together and battle it out in the ring.

This sweet science showdown will feature twenty bouts between Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Correctional Officers and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The event will also feature exhibition fights from local area youth boxing leagues. While the fighters may not be household names in the boxing world, they really give it all they have.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Foundation.

Join us in cheering on your favorite fighter representing: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office , El Paso Police Department, El Paso Fire Department, Las Cruces Fire Department, Deming New Mexico Police, Border Patrol – El Paso, San Antonio, Otero Federal Prison,  West Texas Corrections, White Sands Missile Range Fire Dept., Federal Parole Division, La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, FBI, ICE Camp & Homeland Security, Albuquerque Police Department and U.S. Armed Forces.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Buchanan’s Event Center – 11540 Pellicano Dr.

Doors Open: 4:00p.m.  | First Bout: 5:00p.m.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Annual Haunted House

Sheriff Richard Wiles, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 will be hosting their 8th Annual Haunted House this Halloween season.

The haunted house will be held at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at 3850 Justice Drive, just off of Montana in Far East El Paso.

The following is the scare schedule for the haunted house:

  • GRAND OPENING WEEKEND: October 13th & 14th from 6 pm – 12 am.
  • October 20th & 21st from 6pm – 12am and October 22nd from 6pm – 10pm.
  • October 26th from 6pm – 10pm and October 27th -31st from 6 pm – 12 am.

The Sheriff’s Office will also have educational community service hours opportunities for those interested in being part of the “BEST HAUNTED HOUSE” in El Paso.

For more information on becoming a volunteer please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at 915-479-1678.

Tickets prices are as follows: $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. There will be a $1 off admission with the donation of a can food item.

Proceeds will benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 – a non-profit organization 501(C)(3).

Registration Open for El Paso County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Citizens’ Academy starting Wednesday, August 16th.

The twelve-week Academy will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will be held at various Sheriff’s Office locations.

The Academy will offer participants a broad overview and unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a ride- along with deputies to observe first hand the variety of calls handled by the Sheriff’s Office.

A tour of the Detention Facilities will be conducted to demonstrate the daily duties of our detention staff. Other topics of discussion will include criminal investigation, the investigative process, and other Sheriff’s Office specialized units such as S.W.A.T and Crisis Negotiation.

There is no charge to attend the Citizens’ Academy; however, seating is limited. Applications must be submitted by August 7, 2017.

Residents interested in attending the Citizens’ Academy can obtain an application by contacting Public Affairs Director, Chris Acosta, at 915-538-2223.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to Host ‘National Night Out’ Tuesday

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 7th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.

EPCSO Officials say, “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.”

Sheriff’s Office officials add, “Together, we are making that happen.”

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

National Night Out will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters building located at 3850 Justice Drive.

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 Fire Department
 Socorro ISD Police Department
 Fabens Fire Department
 Montana Vista Fire Department
 West Valley Fire Department
 EPCC Police Department
 Anthony Police Department

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