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Earlier this week, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) Deputy Juan R. Garcia and Deputy Jorge Alvillar held a meeting with medical and dental students at the Northwest Patrol Station.
EPCSO officials share that the students are from the Texas Tech University Health and Sciences Center in El Paso.
As part of their program they are required to visit local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and first responders to learn the type of calls the office responds to, especially medical related calls.
Among other subjects, the students asked questions in regards to the history, size and structure of The Sheriff’s Office. Students were also interested in knowing the cultural diversity of the area that patrol covers, the economic levels of the community and how COVID has affected the way calls were handled.
Deputies Garcia and Alvillar informed the students on the working partnership between other agencies for example, local fire departments, medical first responders and the protocols that are followed in medical emergency calls.
“The students were very grateful for the information they obtained saying it was very helpful in understanding the needs of the community since they will be serving in the future as doctors,” EPCSO officials added.