Volunteer Opportunity: HCSO SWAT Exercise

Hays County SWAT Leader Sergeant Wasko is looking for role players for Hostage Rescue training on Fri., Oct 4th. The scenario starts at 5:00a and will last until 10:00a. Participants will be provided food and drinks as of the operation.

Location and contact information is coming. If you are interested and available, please contact Wayne Kendrick (whkendri@gmail.com).

HCSO Junior Deputy Academy

Dripping Springs: June 11 through June 13
Dripping Springs Middle School, 111 Tiger Ln. Dripping Springs, TX 78620
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 5, 2019

Kyle: July 16 through July 18
Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Rd. Kyle, TX 78640
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 10, 2018

There are a limited number of seats available and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office will introduce the cadets to various functions of law enforcement including patrol, SWAT, crisis negotiation, criminal investigations, crime scene, K9 unit, and community services. Other first responders such as Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services will also be on hand to demonstrate their services and related equipment. Other presentations will be made by the Greater San Marcos Youth Council and Pedernales Electric Cooperative who will present a segment on electrical safety. The cadets will tour a local fire station and become familiar with apparatus used by different emergency agencies.

At the completion of the Academy, the Cadets will have a special graduation ceremony on the last day in which everyone is invited to attend.

The Junior Deputy Academy is open to all children between the ages of 8-10 who reside in Hays County. Applications are available on our Sheriff’s Office website: https://hayscountytx.com/law-enforcement/sheriff/, The Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or may be obtained by contacting Irene Hernandez by email: irene.hernandez@co.hays.tx.us or Deputy Mark Andrews by email: mark.andrews@co.hays.tx.us or by calling 512-393-7373.

Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni,

The Exec has worked with the Sheriff’s Community Outreach office (Mark Andrews) over the last several years to build the Alumni membership. With more members, we can meet our objective for providing support to the Sheriff’s Office. In order to achieve our goal, we requested interesting speakers and topics for our monthly meetings and more volunteer opportunities for the Alumni Association. 

If you missed our meeting this week, Mark invited Captain Julie Villalpando, from the CORRECTIONS Bureau of the Sheriff’s Department. She thanked the Alumni for the support and said she had several up-coming events that needed our participation. Here are 3 of them.

1. Promotions ceremony at the Government Center is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th at 2 pm. Request 2-3 Alumni. Arrive @ 1:30. Set up the cake table, pass out programs and serve cake and punch.

This event will be a formal event and will require an Alumni polo or business casual.

Sheriff’s Promotion Ceremony Sign Up Link

2. Basic Peace Officer Graduation at San Marcos Academy (Ranch Road 12), Thursday, April 4th. Request 8 Alumni. Arrive at 4:00pm. Three Teams: Setup 4:30-6:00pm / Serve Cake 6:30-8:00pm (2); Traffic Direction 4:30-6:30pm (4); And Parking Attendants 4:30-6:30pm to monitor lot during ceremony and direct traffic exit routing (2).

This event will be a formal event and will require an Alumni polo or business casual.

Note: Sign Up Link to be provided.

3. Corrections Officer Week / LE Appreciation Week will be held at the Sheriff’s Office on May 7th and May 8th. Request 8 Alumni. Two members for each day and time slot. Arrive at 10:30 for lunch and 4:30 for dinner. Food served between 11:30-12:30 for day shift personnel and then again between 5:30-6:30 pm for the night shift. Need help setting up and serving. If they want to bring cookies or brownies to that would be nice. If not, no worries we will purchase.

This event is casual and won’t require a dress code. 

Note: Sign Up Link to be provided.

As a reminder: these volunteer opportunities are for current members of the Alumni Association only. Dues are still $12 for 2019.

Email if you have any questions.–

Wayne Kendrick, HCCSAAA President
whkendri@gmail.com

2019 Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy

Sheriff Gary Cutler is pleased to announce the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for the 2019 class. The course will start on March 7, 2019. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is a 45 hour program designed to give the citizens of Hays County a working knowledge of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system. This free program includes 12 weeks of instruction by Hays County Sheriff’s Office staff and other guest speakers. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Class size is limited to 25 people per class so it is important to get your application in early. Applications may be obtained in person at the Sheriff’s Office, by emailing Deputy Stephen Traeger at stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us, or by downloading the application from our website, http://www.co.hays.tx.us/sheriff.aspx Applications must be received on or before February 22, 2019.

Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and either reside, or work in Hays County. Those persons with felony convictions, or who are currently on parole, probation, or anyone who has been convicted for any offense involving moral turpitude are not eligible to attend.

Brown Santa 2018

The Hays County Brown Santa program has started its annual drive for money, food, and toys to assist families in need in Hays County. The program consists of volunteers from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and members of the community. Brown Santa seeks donations from citizens and local businesses for toys, canned goods and money. Last year over 400 families were given assistance in food and/or toys in Hays County.

Brown Santa is accepting new toys for children up to the age of 16. Any toy that is already gift-wrapped needs to have a tag that identifies the toy, age group, and if it is for a male or female. Toys can also be picked up from your residence or business if convenient. Money contributions in the form of a check or money order made payable to “Hays County Brown Santa” can be mailed to:

Hays County Brown Santa
P.O. Box 1475
San Marcos, TX 78667

The deadline for accepting unwrapped toys will be December 7, 2018 and for wrapped toys December 11, 2018. All toys will be wrapped on December 8, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and on December 11th & 12th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Children are welcome in the warehouse to help out!

Deputies and helpers will be delivering the toys and food on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 7:00 am until approximately 12:00 noon. Any family requesting assistance from Brown Santa can sign up in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office or at one of the locations below. The deadline for accepting applications will be December 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Those interested in assisting in the Brown Santa program or making a cash donation may contact Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez at 512-393-7877. Brown Santa would like to wish the citizens of Hays County a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

San Marcos:
– Hays County Sheriff’s Office
    1307 Uhland Road
– Southside Community Center
    518 S. Guadalupe St
– Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union
    1203 Thorpe Ln & 1210 Wonder World Dr
– Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
    904 Bugg Lane
– Edward Jones Office
    133 W. San Antonio Street Suite 200

Kyle:
– Pct 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith
    5458 FM 2770
– Fox Pizza
    147 Elmhurst Drive
– StorQuest Self Storage
    5500 FM 2770
– Dollar General
    770 Windy Hill Rd

Buda:
– Pct 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Cary
    500 Jack C. Hays Trail
– Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
    330 Old San Antonio Rd
– Falcon International Bank
    1795 Main Street
– Randolph Brooks Credit Union
    5045 E Goforth St

Wimberley:
– Pct 3 Justice of the Peace Andy Cable
    200 Stillwater Rd Ste 104
– Ozona Bank
    100 River Rd
– ACE Hardware
    14307 Ranch Rd 12

Dripping Springs:
– Pct 4 Hays County Office
    195 Roger Hanks Parkway
– Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union
    1040 Rob Shelton Blvd

 

Civilian Response on Active Shooter Events

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hood’s office, held a successful presentation on a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) training that was held at the Dripping Springs High School on December 14th. Approximately 150 people attended this informative class. Shortly after, several churches throughout Hays County called to inquire about hosting the same presentation.

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the CRASE presentation on the following dates and locations:

January 30 6:00pm-8:00pm McCormick Middle School 5700 Dacy Lane Buda

February 1 6:00pm-8:00pm Cypress Creek Church 211 Stillwater Road Wimberley

February 5 6:00pm-8:00pm Calvary Baptist Church 1906 N IH 35 Frontage Rd San Marcos

Due to active shooting events that have occurred recently throughout the State of Texas and our nation, many places of worship, local businesses and citizens are asking law enforcement for guidance and training on how to be better prepared should an active shooter event occur.

The presentation will be made by Hays County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant David Burns, a former U.S. Army paratrooper and a veteran law enforcement officer and instructor with over twenty-five-years’ experience. Lieutenant Burns is also one of the founding members of ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) and has taught extensively throughout the country on how to respond to an active shooter crisis. This session is open to the public and everyone interested is invited to attend.

For further information or questions, please contact Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez at the Hays County Sheriff’s Office’s Support Services Division at (512) 393-7877

2018 HCSO Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Applications Open

Sheriff Gary Cutler is pleased to announce that the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Sheriff’s Academy is now accepting applications for the 2018 class. The course will start on February 22, 2018. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Sheriff’s Academy is a 45 hour program designed to give the citizens of Hays County a working knowledge of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system; as it works in Hays County. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Class size is limited to 25 people per class so it is important to get your application in early. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office or by emailing Deputy Stephen Traeger at stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us. Application may also be downloaded on our website: http://www.co.hays.tx.us/sheriff.aspx. Applications must be received on or before February 15, 2017.

Those persons with felony convictions, or who are currently on parole, probation, or anyone who has been convicted for any offense involving moral turpitude are not eligible. Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and either reside, or work, in Hays County.

 

President’s Blog: Volunteer Opportunities and Sheriff’s Golf Benefit Sponsors Needed

Alumni,

At the last meeting, Mark Andrews talked about the upcoming events for the Sheriff’s Department.

National Night Out – October 3, requests are being accepted for Sheriff office participation at your community event.

Wounded Warrior Event – October 6 – details pending.
Sight and Sounds of Christmas – San Marcos, 11/29-12/2 and 12/6-12/9, Gates Open Nightly 5:30pm-11:00pm

Brown Santa-December

Sheriff’s “Scramble Fore Kids”, Golf Benefit, Sept 22. Sponsors Needed, see below.

I have attached the brochure for the golf tournament showing the details. They are looking for sponsors. Individuals/companies are needed, as proceeds will provide Scholarships to Hays County High School Seniors, CASA, 4H, FFA and Hays/Caldwell Women’s Center.

Wayne Kendrick
HCCSAAA President

Link to Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) copy of brochure

 

Terrorism Threat Picture for Texas

Alumni:

If you were unable to attend the meeting on Tuesday (08/15), I wanted to provide a link to a report delivered to the Texas representatives and the general public in July 2017.

The presentation on “Terrorism Threat Picture for Texas” by Todd Bensman was very informative and many of the points in the report, were discussed.

His website: toddbensman.com

Texas Public Safety Threat Overview:
https://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/media_and_communications/2017/threatOverview20170115.pdf

Wayne Kendrick
HCCSAAA President