HCSO Jr. Deputy Academy Accepting Enrollment

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the 2017 Summer Junior Deputy Academy. There will be two separate Academies, one for west side Hays County residents and the other for east side residents. The academies will run Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Dripping Springs:
June 27 through June 29
Dripping Springs High School
940 US HWY 290 West
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 19, 2017

Kyle:
July 11 through July 13
Wallace Middle School
1500 W Center St
Kyle, TX 78640
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 26, 2017

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, 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 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 at 512-393-7373.

 

President’s Blog: 2016 Year In Review

Alumni,

Hope you are ready for another year with the HCCSAAA. Our first meeting of the year is on Tuesday, January 17th @ 6:30pm in the Sheriff’s Office Training room. This meeting will be a general meeting only. We will discuss 2017, review 2016 and nominate/elect the new Executive Board for 2017, per our Bylaws. Angie and I are still interested, but there are two other positions that need filling. To help explain the duties, a brief summary of the duties for each position is included below.

2016 was a good year for the Alumni. With our membership at 54 Alumni, 53 participated in 27 volunteer events and provided over 500 hours of service to the Sheriff’s Department. We provided dinner for 16 graduates of the 31st Citizens Academy, family and friends in November, and 10 joined the Alumni. Thanks for the Outreach Support we had good speakers and several volunteer opportunities. To name a few, Motor Cop Chute Out, Sunshine Kids Adventure, ALERRT Conference, Brown Santa and for the first time, the Wimberley Winter Wonderland event.

On the financial side of business, our account is over $2000, after we made a donation of about $1600 to the Sheriff’s Office for the purchase a new I.D. Badge maker. As a new idea this year for the Sunshine Kids, we asked people to “Sponsor a Kid”, to provide “spending money” to help the kids for purchasing souvenirs during their visit to Hays County. They usually receive about $20 from the organization. This year, each kid for a gift card for $75. Along with the sponsorships, we received additional donations, and the Alumni was able purchase American Flags, provide lunch at the Capitol and Sea World, Mamacitas Buffet and more great Bingo prizes.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: We already have dates for 2017 for the Motorcycle Chute out, March 1-4 and Sunshine Kids Adventure June 5-9.

Looking forward to another year of service to the Sheriff’s Department.

Wayne Kendrick HCCSAAA – President

HCA 2017 REVIEW 2
ARTICLE IV Officers: Duties and Terms

The officers of the Alumni Association shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

SECTION 2. – Officer’s term shall be for one year, beginning at the close of the Annual Meeting, January. – Any Officer may serve any number of terms, elected annually. All officers are required to attend 75 percent of all general and Executive Board meetings.

SECTION 3. President – chief executive of the Alumni Association. – preside at all meetings, and may co-sign checks, promissory notes and contracts.

SECTION 4. Vice-President – perform duties as prescribed by the President and serve in the President’s stead, when necessary.

SECTION 5. Secretary – recording, maintaining and reporting the minutes of all meetings. – submit to the membership, and serve all notices to the members. – maintain a current roster of members

SECTION 6. Treasurer – shall maintain an account at a financial institution approved the Executive Board. – shall require invoices or receipts prior to reimbursement for member expenditures.

Hays County Brown Santa: Schedule of Events

Sat, Nov 26th @ 6:00pm: Lighting of the Hays Co Courthouse Tree

Wed, Nov 30th – Sat, Dec 3rd from 5:00p – 11:00p: Sights & Sounds Booth fundraiser

Fri, Dec 2nd from 10:00a – 1:00p: Holiday Lockup fundraiser

Fri, Dec 2nd from 4:00p – 8:00p: Wimberley Winter Wonderland

Sat, Dec 3rd from 10:00a – 5:00p: Wimberley Winter Wonderland

Mon, Dec 5th from 6:00p – 8:00p: Pct 4 Christmas Party (Dripping Springs)

Thu, Dec 8th @ 5:00p: Deadline for Brown Santa applications

Fri, Dec 9th @ 5:00p: Deadline for unwrapped toy donations

Sat, Dec 10th from 9:00a – Noon: Gift Wrapping Day

Sat, Dec 10th from 9:00a – 2:00p: “Fill the Stocking” fundraisers

Sun, Dec 11th from 2:00p – 10:00p: Willie’s Joint Holiday Toy Drive (Buda)

Mon, Dec 12th @ 5:00p: Deadline for wrapped toy donations

Tue, Dec 13th from 1:00p – 5:00p: Sorting of toys and food

Wed, Dec 14th from 8:00a – Noon: Sorting of toys and food (if needed)

Sat, Dec 17th from 7:00a – Noon: Delivery of food and toys

Brown Santa Headquarters located at:
200 Springtown Way Suite 401
Springtown Center (I-35 & East Hopkins St)
San Marcos, Texas

To make a monetary donation, mail check or money order to:
Hays County Brown Santa
P.O. Box 1475
San Marcos, TX 78667

If you wish to make a cash donation or are interested in helping with any of the above events, contact:

Lt Dennis Gutierrez (512) 393-7877 or dg1203@co.hays.tx.us

 

2016 Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016 class. The course will start on August 25, 2016. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is approximately 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 our County. This free program includes 13 weeks of instruction by Hays County Sheriff’s Office staff as well as external guest speakers.

Students will have the opportunity to see demonstrations by the Hays County SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, K-9 unit, tours of the Hays County Law Enforcement Center and Corrections Complex, Communications Center, Juvenile Detention Center, and the Government Center. Students will also have the opportunity to ride along with a deputy as an observer during their regular shift.

Class hours are from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and meets on Thursdays. There are some activities that will take place on a Saturday (tactical police driving and tour of ALERRT Center). Also, a joint session with the citizen’s academy of the San Marcos Police Department will be held on Tuesday, October 11th.

You must fill out an application and consent to a background check. Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and either reside, or work, in Hays County. The application form is available on our website (http://www.co.hays.tx.us/sheriff.aspx) or may be obtained by contacting the Community Outreach Division or Deputy Stephen Traeger at 512-393-7373 or via email at stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us.

Deputy Stephen A. Traeger #6514
Hays County Sheriff’s Office – Community Outreach Unit
1307 Uhland Road
San Marcos, Texas 78666
CO Office Main: 512.393.7373
Direct: 512.393.7358
stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us

 

President’s Blog: April 2016 Newsletter

Motorcycle Shoot Out: If you provided any volunteers service during the 4 days, send the dates and hours to me. Even if you did not volunteer, I hope you had an opportunity to see the show that benefits the Sunshine Kids and the Center for Child Protection. The Hays County MotorCops Team, that reports to Lt. Jeri Skrocki, did fantastic. Deputy Daniel Duggins : 1st Place Mr. Rodeo Metric (Best over in class), 1st Place Leonard Reed Memorial Ride, 1st Place Division III Metrics Expert, 3rd Place Slow Ride. Novice Deputy Tate Puryear: 3rd Place Division III Metrics. Novice Deputy David Gamble: 5th Place Division III Metrics. Hays County Team: Deputy Daniel Duggins, Deputy David Gamble, Deputy Robert Nguyen, Deputy Tate Puryear: 2nd Place Overall Team Award. The T-Shirts they showed us in February are for sale and hope they will bring them to the meeting on Tuesday.

Sunshine Kids: The Alumni sponsored fundraiser is coming up on April 28th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Angie has pre-sale lunch tickets and sponsorships still need to be sold. If you cannot make the meeting, contact Angie and she can get you tickets/sponsorship info to sell. We will have a volunteer sign up for the lunch and also save the date(s) for the SSK Texas Hill Country Adventure June 6-12, with Thursday, June 9th @ the Embassy Suites from 6:00pm -9:00pm. Great opportunity to meet the kids and other SSK volunteers.

Alumni and Volunteer Opportunities: In 2015 we had 53 paid Alumni. Community Outreach offered 14 events to volunteer and the alumni responded by providing 1147 hours of service. Congratulations and thanks for your service. Our two biggest opportunities are still ahead of us. The SSK in June and Brown Santa in December. Not too late to join the Alumni.

Special Request: Forward questions, comments or concerns to me.

Wayne Kendrick
HCCSAAA President

Link to Newsletter (.PDF) format)

 

Advanced Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Course (Spring 2016)

Sheriff Gary Cutler is proud to announce that the Hays County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications to the second Advanced Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Course. The academy starts on February 25, 2016 and will conclude on April 7, 2016. The academy consists of seven weeks of courses designed to give those who had already gone through the Basic Citizens Academy Course more knowledge about Hays County law enforcement operations and current issues.

Participants attending the academy will have open discussions with presenters. Presentations will include information from the Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Medical Examiner’s Office and Sheriff’s Office personnel. Topics will include: Fraud and Identity Theft, Crimes against Children, Sex Crimes, Auto-Theft Investigations, Polygraphs, Active Shooter Response for Civilians, and Death Scene Investigations.

The Advanced Citizens Academy Course is also open to those that have completed the basic course. Courses will be held at the Hays County Sheriff’s Office located at 1307 Uhland Road, San Marcos on Thursdays from 6:00p until 9:00p. There will be one Saturday class. For further information or questions, contact Deputy Tom Ormsby with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Division at 512-393-7373 or via email at tormsby@co.hays.tx.us. The application can also be found on the Sheriff’s Office webpage located at: https://www.co.hays.tx.us/sheriff.aspx

Deputy Stephen A. Traeger #6514
Hays County Sheriff’s Office – Community Outreach Unit
1307 Uhland Road
San Marcos, Texas 78666
CO Office Main: 512.393.7373
Direct: 512.393.7358
stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us

 

President’s Blog: A Sad Note

Alumni,

A sad note regarding Bill Cooper, our Alumni Treasurer. Just got off the phone with his daughter Misty and was informed Bill passed away on Tuesday, December 1st from an apparent heart attack. Services are scheduled at the Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00pm.

Here is the link to Pennington’s website.
http://www.penningtonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/william-bill-cooper/

Please pass this information to anyone that knew Bill.

Regards,
 
Wayne Kendrick
 

2015 Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy

Sheriff Gary Cutler is pleased to announce that the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for the 2015 class. The course will start on August 27, 2015. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is approximately 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 our County. This free program includes 13 weeks of instruction by Hays County Sheriff’s Office staff as well as external guest speakers.

The primary objective of the academy is to build a better understanding between citizens and the Sheriff’s Office through education. It is further hoped that the academy will increase public awareness, dispel suspicions, misconceptions, and increase Sheriff’s Office and community rapport. At the same time, the Sheriff’s Office becomes aware of the feelings and concerns of the community from the participants interaction and input. The instructors of this academy are the supervisors, deputies, and correction officers who work in the areas being taught, and their instructions will give participants insight into the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. In return, class instructors receive direct feedback from the class participants on the effects the Sheriff’s Office has on their lives.

Class hours are from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and meets on Thursdays. There are some activities that will take place on a Saturday (tactical police driving and firearms). Students will have the opportunity to see demonstrations by the Hays County SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, K-9 unit, tours of the Hays County Law Enforcement Center and Corrections Complex, Communications Center, Juvenile Detention Center, and the Government Center. Students will also have the opportunity to ride along with a deputy as an observer during their regular shift.

The requirements are simple. You must fill out an application and consent to a background check. Those persons with felony convictions, or who are currently on probation, and 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.

Class size is limited to 24 people per class so it is important to get your application in early to avoid the waiting list. Applications can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office or by emailing Deputy Stephen Traeger at stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us. Applications must be received on or before August 21, 2015.

Once you graduate, you are encouraged to become a member of the Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association. Alumni members become our volunteer base and are often called upon to assist the Sheriff’s Office with special events and projects. Your successful completion can also lead to other opportunities of service through the Sheriff’s Office, including Community Emergency Response Team, Volunteers In Policing Service, Victims Assistance, and Junior Deputy Academy, just to name a few.

For questions regarding the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, please contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Division or Deputy Stephen Traeger at 512-393-7373 or via email at stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us. To apply for the Citizens Academy complete the application and mail, fax, or email it to:

Hays County Sheriff’s Office
Community Outreach Division
Attention: Stephen Traeger
1307 Uhland Road
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Phone: 512-393-7373
Fax: 512 393-7879
stephen.traeger@co.hays.tx.us

 

Donations Sought For HCSO Memorial Day Weekend Flood Victims

Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s
Academy Alumni Association

During the recent Memorial Day weekend, 6 Sheriff’s Office employees, while serving the community, also became victims of the flood. They lost homes, vehicles, and personal effects. The Alumni Association has volunteered to host an event helping these families. The event will be a BBQ lunch and Auction on Saturday, August 29, 2015 between 11:00am and 3:00pm at the VFW-1701 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, Tx

Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association is a 501c3 non-profit association that brings together graduates of the Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy to enhance relations between the community and the Sheriff’s Office. The Alumni Association assists, supports and promotes special projects that strengthen the services provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Our Tax ID# is 74-2974480.

For this event, we are asking for auction items and/or gifts of money and other items for the families, to help rebuild their lives. Please include the gift description and value. The deadline for items is Monday, August 22nd. Your donations can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office HR department, care of Rebecca Mullen, located in the Hays County Jail building at 1307 Uhland Road San Marcos, Texas. If your donation needs to be picked up, please let us. (Checks are to be made payable to HCCSAAA) .Your contributions will be recognized in our publications and at the event. Donations can be accepted Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. The contact number for the HR Department is (512) 393-7838. Or email: rebecca.mullen@co.hays.tx.us

Your consideration is very much appreciated. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly at (512) 586-0726.

Sincerely,

Angie Cruz
Vice President – Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association
angiecruz37@yahoo.com