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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

Mountain Lion Captured in Far-East El Paso County

It was a very different call and capture for El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) Deputies Monday, as a mountain lion was spotted in the backyard of a far-East El Paso County home.

According to EPCSO Officials,  Sheriff’s Office deputies and Animal Control Officers responded to an animal call in reference to a possible mountain lion in the Mountain View area, east of El Paso city limits.

Deputies arrived at a residence located along the 14100 block of Seattle Slew Avenue and spotted a mountain lion in the backyard of the home.

The deputies then called for back up from Texas Parks and Wildlife, the El Paso Zoo and the State Veterinarian for the El Paso area.

The veterinarian tranquilized the mountain lion without any injury to the animal or the first responders; the mountain lion was then transported to the El Paso Zoo where it will be quarantined and released in the days to come.

EP County Sheriff’s Office Starts Youth Academy Registration

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office invite local teens ages 13-18 with an interest in law enforcement to participate in the upcoming 2017 Youth Academy.

The purpose of the Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy is to introduce 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 various Sheriff’s Office departments.

The academy is open to anyone between the ages of 13-18 who have not completed high school. EPCSO officials add, “Space is limited so please submit your application early.”

Registration packets can be picked up at the following locations:

Sheriff’s headquarters – 3850 Justice Dr. / 538-2119

Montana station – 12501 Montana Ave. / 856-4875

Clint station – 190 N. San Elizario / 851-3287

Vinton station – 436 E. Vinton / 886-2724

All applications must be returned to the Sheriff’s headquarters by June 26th, 2017. For more information please contact Public Information Officer Leslie Antunez at 915-538-2119 or lantunez@epcounty.com

Gallery+Story: EPCSO Detention Officers help Train Counterparts in Brazil

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office had three detention officers who specialize in special response tactics traveled to Curitiba, Brazil to host a Special Response Team school.

The week-long training, held from May 15 through 18, focused on Cell Extractions, Mobile Field Force, Jail Room Clearing, Handcuffing and Hostage Rescue. A total of 50 students from all over South America attended the week long course.

This Special Response School is a continuing relationship between the Sheriff’s Office, and the correctional staff in Brazil as well as other law enforcement agencies who take part in these instruction courses.

Sheriff’s Office detention officers and officers from the Emergency Service Unit out of Arizona, trained with South America’s elite Prison and Patrol Tactical forces,- BOPE elite Unit Brazilian Military Police, ROTAM & Local and State units inside the state and federal prisons in Curitiba, Brazil. The school will also provide Sheriff’s Office officers with additional training and techniques for implementation in future courses.

In previous years, the Sheriff’s Office has hosted two yearly Special Response Schools in El Paso, Texas, with attendance from law enforcement staff from Arizona, Florida, and Brazil. In the past, the Brazilian correctional staff has used the Special Response training in Riot/Civil Disturbance in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Gallery courtesy EPCSO

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