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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

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Set to Host Annual ‘Safety Town’

Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will host Sheriff’s Safety Town June 26th through 30th, 2017.

Sheriff’s Safety Town will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarter building, located 3850 Justice Drive, just off Loop 375 and Montana, in Far-East El Paso.

Safety Town provides children with a basic instruction in safety awareness through their own involvement in preventative procedures. A miniature town complete with streets, buildings, sidewalks, vehicles, stop signs, crosswalks, and traffic lights will be provided.

Instruction will be provided by a sheriff deputy, fire officers, and assisted by teenage volunteers.  Safety Town is open to children ages 4-7 (30 children maximum class size), from 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m

This annual event provides important safety tips and information on subjects like:

§ Stranger Danger presented by McGruff

§ Eddie Eagle presents Gun Safety

§ Safety Pup presents 9-1-1 Emergency

§ Bike, General Traffic & Pedestrian Safety presented by Deputy Dawg

Registration per child is $10 and includes daily snacks and refreshments. To register children, please contact Deputy J. Ramirez at 915-538-5300 or Deputy A. Dickerson at 915-346-5982.

El Paso County Jail passes Annual Inspection by Texas Commission on Jail Standards

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) completed its annual inspection of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities.

The purpose of the annual inspection is to review and ensure compliance to the over 600 standards mandated by the Commission.  Safety equipment, such as fire hoses, fire alarms, smoke evacuation, and Scot Air packs were inspected and emergency drills were conducted and observed.  Inspectors reviewed booking, classification, releasing processes.

Inmate files and health service records were reviewed for accuracy and compliance. Discipline and grievance records were inspected.  Visitation procedures, recreation records, religious practices policies, and correspondence policies were audited for compliance.

A walk-through of both facilities was conducted where the inspectors verified that all facility equipment in inmate occupied areas was operational.   The facilities were inspected for cleanliness and sanitation procedures were reviewed. The Food Service sections and inmate menus were inspected and reviewed.  The Health Services sections were inspected and reviewed.

 After the four-day unannounced inspection was complete, both facilities were found to be in compliance with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

“I am pleased to announce to the El Paso community that the El Paso County Jail has once again passed the yearly inspection conducted by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards,” Sheriff Richard Wiles stated, “what makes this even more impressive is that the inspections are unannounced and the inspectors routinely comment that our jail is one of the best-managed jail in the State.”

Wiles added, “This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office as well as my management team…I would also like to thank the El Paso County Commissioners Court, as well as other County Departments, who we rely on for support and assistance.”

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards sets rules and procedures establishing minimum standards for the construction, maintenance, and operation of county jails; for the custody, care, and treatment of prisoners; for the number of jail supervisory personnel; and for programs and services to meet the needs of prisoners.

Sheriff’s Office, Community College partner to “Keep El Paso Warm”

Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the El Paso Community College Professional Staff Association and Police Department kick off the “Keep El Paso Warm,” blanket and coat drive.

The “Keep El Paso Warm,” blanket and coat drive will be accepting donations through Tuesday, November 10th, 2015. The drive will be collecting new blankets, new or slightly-used coats and warm clothing.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies will identify the families in need, and then distribute to those families out in the County of El Paso.

If you wish to donate any items you can drop them off at the following locations:

  • Any EPCC Police Department Location
  • ISC locations at any EPCC campus
  • Marketing Office, room A100 in the Administrative Services Center
  • Monetary donations can be made at any EPCC campus cashier by using the code PHOF.

For more information please contact: Cheryl Bowman at 915-831-6574.

Author: EPCSO


El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to increase DWI Patrols

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing DWI patrols for the next two weeks,  including the Labor Day holiday weekend

The increased patrols began last Friday, August 21st, and will run through September 7th.  During that time period, Sheriff’s Deputies will be focusing on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. 

The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  

El Paso is a no refusal county; law enforcement officials will obtain blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and motorcyclists. Drivers convicted of DWI in Texas face costs up to $17,000 plus possible jail time, limited career prospects and loss of driver’s license.

Last year in Texas, 21 people were killed and 42 were seriously injured in 338 alcohol-related crashes over the Labor Day holiday weekend

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