This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit Jan. 31, 2014

Home   About Us   Committees   CCRT   Conference   Training   Scholarships   Contact Us

 

Falls County Sheriff's Office wins employer award
The Marlin Democrat
Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas recognized the Falls County Sheriff's Office with the 2014 Falls County Employer of Excellence Award at its Annual Awards of Excellence banquet held on Jan. 16. The Annual Awards of Excellence event honors members of the Heart of Texas region who add value to their communities and have both contributed to and benefited from the services provided by the Workforce Solutions Centers, the Workforce Development Board and partners throughout the region.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  


Harris County sheriff K-9 defends deputy after highway crash
KHOU-TV via WFAA-TV
"When the dog saw his partner in the condition he was in, he became highly protective of his partner," said Capt. Darryl Coleman. Deputy Jason Denham remained in critical condition following surgery for trauma to the left side of his body
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


East Texas law enforcement attend conference on sex trafficking
KLTV-TV
Human trafficking has claimed victims worldwide and East Texas is no exception. Investigators from Washington D.C. were in Longview recently, educating police on techniques to fight human trafficking — which most often leads to forced prostitution.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Texas officer gives homeless man a helping hand
Odessa American via PoliceOne
He may have not known it when he did it, but Odessa Police Cpl. Jeremy Walsh's gesture of kindness has brought him unwanted attention — in a good way. While Walsh denies his act was something special — adding he tries to help as many people as he can — Odessa police spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said the photo was good way to show the other things that police officers do.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
Law Enforcement Consultants
Former sheriffs, including a SAT past president, help TAC Risk Management Pool member counties reduce their law enforcement operations liabilities and exposures. New territory map online. MORE
Action Target
Action Target is a leading global supplier of superior shooting range products, equipment, design, manufacturing and training for law enforcement, military, and commercial ranges. Action Target has installed thousands of gun ranges in the United States and in over 25 other countries around the world. MORE


The growing epidemic of gangs and guns in the United States
By Liz Murphy
Gang violence is a growing challenge for law enforcement agencies and lawmakers across the country. At the recent United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., mayors from across the country participated in a session to discuss this issue. Ashley Swearengin, the mayor of Fresno, Calif., acted as the chair of the session and offered her thoughts on Fresno's ongoing battle against gang violence. But this problem isn't limited to Fresno. In fact, the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment published by the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center shows how gangs significantly impact crime rates in communities.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Law enforcement and social media in 2013
BlueLine Connect via SlideShare
If there was any remaining doubt about the importance of law enforcement agencies being on social media, 2013 proved the critical nature of being active on key platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Changing our culture to keep officers safer
PoliceOne
Officer Travis Yates says: Whether our profession made the conscious decision to change or we've bent to the pressures of what society expects, the culture of law enforcement is ever-changing. By eliminating unsafe practices, we're constantly changing for the better.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Build A Powerful Online Presence
iPage makes it easy and affordable to create a powerful website for your business – no experience necessary. Add to that a 24x7 support team and tons of free marketing tools, and you’ve got the recipe for online success! You can drive more traffic and get more customers than ever before.
 


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Trusting the crosswalk button in your department
By Capt. Jeffrey Williams
Why is so much apparent anger directed toward the crosswalk button? The button will work by just pushing it once, but after repeated battering, it eventually will not work and will need to be repaired or replaced. Why don't pedestrians trust the crosswalk button?

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Cigarette trafficking: A big problem in a small package
By Liz Murphy
The circumvention of a state's cigarette excise tax may not seem like a criminal enterprise worthy of serious attention from law enforcement. But Corporal Detective Johnny Capocelli of Virginia's Chesterfield County Police Department strongly disagrees. "This isn't a tax issue. This is about the criminal activities associated with cigarette trafficking," Capocelli says.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Argyle police earn honor
Denton Record Chronicle
The Argyle Police Department recently became the fourth agency in Denton County to receive “recognized” status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


12 tips from homicide detectives
POLICE Magazine
Amaury Murgado says: I have been fortunate enough to work with some highly recognized homicide detectives throughout my career. They are well known for their expertise in and around our judicial circuit. I asked some of them to mine their experiences for a series of crossover tips that could help detectives and patrol officers alike. The following bits of wisdom apply to all investigations, regardless of the nature of the crime or who is investigating.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Facial recognition technology explored by Iowa law enforcement agencies
The Associated Press via Iowa City Press Citizen
At the Iowa Department of Public Safety, a high-ranking administrator has confirmed the state government body is researching how facial recognition technology might be leveraged by law enforcement agencies to combat crime.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


NIJ's role in predictive policing
National Institute of Justice
Today more than ever, law enforcement work is also proactive. In proactive policing, law enforcement uses data and analyzes patterns to understand the nature of a problem. The National Institute of Justice has convened two symposiums where researchers, practitioners and law enforcement leaders discussed predictive policing and its impact on crime and justice.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Texas police officer caught in act of kindness (HLN)
Rusk County sheriff, community cite success in 1st term (KETK-TV)
In reversal, FBI now emphasizes role in law enforcement (The Cable)
Websites helping Texas law enforcement (KFDA-TV)
New York City triple murder suspect captured in Texas (WLS-TV)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 

Texas Sheriffs Today
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Liz Murphy, Content Editor, Law Enforcement/Public Safety, 202.684.7166  
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of Texas Sheriffs Today was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
Jan. 31, 2014
Jan. 24, 2014
Jan. 17, 2014
Jan. 10, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063