Texas Sheriffs Today
May. 23, 2014

15 women, 3 men arrested in Harris County prostitution sting
Houston Chronicle
Fifteen women and three men have been arrested after a double prostitution sting in East Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Video and photos show deputies raiding one bar and one cantina after undercover officers highlighted potential criminal activity.More

Credit card skimming is a growing problem
KEYE-TV
In the blink of an eye, anyone can become victim to the crime called "credit card skimming." The Round Rock Police Department said it is a crime that is happening all over central Texas, and most recently in Round Rock. And all it takes is one swift swipe. More

Texas judge weigh benefits of juvenile detention vs. jail
KSAT-TV
In Texas, Bexar County District Court Judge Laura Parker said a lot of factors are considered when a judge certifies a minor to stand trial as an adult. "There would be testing done, there would be a probation report done and you would look at the seriousness of the offense," Parker said. More

Would using a reward system for safe drivers reduce traffic violations?
By Christina Nava
Porsche's biannual RoadStar contest — a road safety campaign aimed at rewarding safe drivers in the United Arab Emirates — ended a few months ago, but not before local police handed out cash incentives and certificates to 50 unsuspecting drivers. The amount totaled to 50,000 UAE dirham, or $13,600. Maybe it's time for law enforcement agencies to consider bringing this technique to the United States to reduce the amount of traffic violations that occur on a daily basis.More

Law enforcement partnerships key in combating violent crimes against children
FBI
As we approach National Missing Children's Day on May 25, we reflect on the importance of law enforcement partnerships in protecting children from becoming victims of crimes — whether through kidnappings, violent attacks, commercial sexual exploitation, sexual abuse or online predators. More

Reality training: Dealing with a resisting subject in a crowd
PoliceOne
For this training, Dave Smith reviews a confrontation between Daytona Beach, Florida, police and a suspect that draws a crowd, forcing the officers to divide their attention between the offender and bystanders.More

Which car is gaining traction with law enforcement?
Bloomberg Businessweek
When Fiat Chrysler pulled the cover off the revamped Dodge Charger recently, its positioning was simple: Behold, the company crowed, "the world’s only four-door muscle car." The perfect vehicle, in other words, for chasing down criminals and cramming them in for a speedy ride to the station.More

Credit card skimming is a growing problem
KEYE-TV
In the blink of an eye anyone can become victim to the crime called "credit card skimming." The Round Rock Police Department said it is a crime that is happening all over central Texas and most recently in Round Rock. And all it takes is one swift swipe.More

Texas city latest to take 911 by text message
The Dallas Morning News via Police One
Many North Texas public safety agencies can now receive emergency text messages — that is if people don't mistake police for fast-food delivery.More

Sheriff's office parters with University of Houston-Downtown
The Atascocita Observer
The Harris County Sheriff's Office partnered this week with the University of Houston-Downtown's Criminal Justice Training Center to prepare potential employees for hundreds of new law enforcement roles and to fill positions vacated by retiring staff.More

FBI: National Police Week 2014 in pictures
FBI
Thousands of law enforcement officers honored their fallen colleagues during the annual National Police Week observances in Washington, D.C. Events centered around the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and included the arrival on May 12 of thousands of officers on bicycles who traveled hundreds of miles to raise money for the memorial. More

Boston Globe discloses officer names involved with Marathon probe
WGBH-TV
We're going to be hearing a lot about The Boston Globe's decision to publish the names of the FBI agent and State Police troopers who were involved in the Florida shooting death of Ibragim Todashev, the Tamerlan Tsarnaev associate suspected of being involved in a triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts.More