Volunteer Opportunity: Government Center Security Scenarios 2020

Hays County Government Center
712 S Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666

Monday, February 10th, 2020 – 6:00p to 10:00p
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 – 6:00p to 10:00p
(Either night or both nights)

Security Training Scenarios at the Government Center. The officers will use all their skills to resolve situations in multiple ways. The scenarios will include some force on force type training in the screening station, detention area, offices and the courtrooms.

Volunteers will be using red knifes and simulated firearms in some scenarios.

Not all scenarios should involve actual force being used.


1. Do not bring knives or weapons.

2. Everyone is encouraged to eat before or bring snacks/drinks with them.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Thank you! Sergeant Jeff Jordan

Link to Sign Up


ALERT: Suspicious Person in Buda Area

Please see the below information which was passed on by Detective Simmons of Buda Police Department:

I have been advised that there is a white male described as being in his 30’s and clean cut, driving a 4 door black passenger car around the subdivisions in the Buda area on the west side of 35. He has been seen 3 times in the last 2 weeks and has attempted to get an 8 year old and a high school aged girl in his vehicle. The areas that he was seen in was Cimarron Park in the area of Eagle’s Nest/FM1626, Whispering Hollow and again this date in Elliott Ranch. I understand that two of the subdivisions are in the county’s jurisdiction, but we need to keep an eye out for him. He is said to have asked the HS girl if he could give her a ride and then also approached an 8 year old female and “badgered” her to get in his car. I have been made aware of this from a friend in the area and have advised her to pass on any further information should she get any. I also passed it on to the SO. Better to be safe than sorry.
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ALERT: Phone Scams

809 (and other) Area Code Scams

This long distance phone scam causes consumers to inadvertently incur high charges on their phone bills. Consumers usually receive a message telling them to call a phone number with an 809, 284, 649, or 876 area code in order to collect a prize, find out information about a sick relative, etc. The caller assumes the number is a typical three-digit U.S. area code; however, the caller is actually connected to a phone number outside the United States, often in Canada or the Caribbean, and charged international call rates. Unfortunately, consumers don’t find out that they have been charged higher international call rates until they receive their bill.
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ALERT: Suspicious Solicitor(s) Identified (07/23)

Zac Slabaugh, the reported solicitor from the Dripping Springs/Driftwood area, came by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office today and spoke with Sgt. Taylor. He is with a legitimate company. He will be in the area through the 15th of August. We hope that this resolves the issue.
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ALERT: Suspicious Solicitor(s) (07/21)


There have been recent reports of door solicitors in the Dripping Springs/Driftwood areas of Hays County, Texas. As we all know, these solicitors are normally very mobile and move from town to town and county to county. I have received information back from several Neighborhood Watch groups telling me that the solicitors have been trying to sell educational materials, books, claiming to be doing work for Dripping ISD, and steaks. Below is a string of information provided by Goldenwood West off of FM1826. It appears that the solicitors are have been gathering names of children and their ages, as well as trying to find out times when people are home, work, or if they are on vacation. Please be safe.
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