Volunteer Opportunity: Brown Santa Hamburger Lunch Fundraiser


Outreach is asking for volunteers for a Brown Santa event, at the Government Center.

Thursday, November 9th – Hamburger Lunch

Setup at 0900 (2 people)

Serving at 10:45 until 1:30pm (3-4 people)

Cleanup at 1:30pm (2 people)

Please contact Lt. Dennis Gutierrez (dg1203@co.hays.tx.us) if you can participate.


Wayne Kendrick
HCCSAAA President



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


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


Sponsors Needed: Sunshine Kids – TX Hill Country Adventure

On behalf of the Hays County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association (HCCSAAA), I am requesting your help in sponsoring a Sunshine Kid for their awesome Texas Hill Country Adventure in San Marcos, TX this summer.

The Sunshine Kids Foundation selects 30 patients from all over the United States to come and enjoy this Adventure, proudly hosted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Department.

Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. The organization provides positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients through a variety of programs and events free of charge. For more information on Sunshine Kids visit: http://www.sunshinekids.org.

HCCSAAA learned the foundation can only provide a small amount of souvenir money (no more than $20) to the kids during their stay. Our goal is to find community participants to sponsor a Sunshine Kid for $75.00. These monies go directly to that child for the purchase of souvenirs during their visit to San Marcos.

These children will enjoy visiting some of Central Texas’ treasures such as:

Schlitterbahn Water Park, Sea World, The State Capitol, Hill Country Motorcycle Ride, and many more.

Sponsors can be individuals or groups. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Checks can be made payable to: HCCSAAA.

If you have any questions I can be reached at 512-586-0726 or at angie.hcccsaaa@yahoo.com.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Kind regards,

Angie Cruz

HCCSAAA Tax ID number 74-2974480

Link to Sponsor Letter (.PDF)


President’s Blog: Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Graduation (Spring 2017)


I’m back in Texas and hope everyone had a great April.

Wanted to let you know, the Alumni meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 16, has been cancelled, due to the current Citizens Academy graduation on Thursday, May 18th. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 20th.

Instead of providing pizza, we are reverting to our old Alumni Pot Luck Dinner. Andy has agreed to provide the meat and we need volunteers to provide the salads, sides and desserts.

As the final numbers are still pending, an estimate of about 60 (students, guests, Sheriff Office and Alumni).

    Assuming 60 people, we need:

  • 4 salads (green, pasta, potato)
  • 8 Sides (beans, vegetable, potato, bread)
  • 6 desserts (cookies, cakes, pies)

I need to know by 12:00 Noon, on Friday, May 12, to allow time to notify those who volunteered, what to bring.

First: Are you planning on attending?
Second: What can you bring? Provide choice #1 and Choice #2 of the above?

Thanks in advance for your service

Wayne Kendrick
HCCSAAA President


President’s Blog: 2016 Year In Review


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

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.

President’s Blog: Citizens Academy Schedule


I am sending the current Citizens Academy schedule to you for several reasons.
First, to let you know what is being presented, in case you missed a class.
Second, as a reminder of their upcoming graduation on November 17.
Three, suggest Alumni presence, to answer questions and encourage them to join upon graduation.
All classes are 6pm – 9pm, except week 7b, 9am – noon at the ALLERT center.
We do not want to overload the classroom, so please contact Stephen if you plan on attending any meetings.

Wayne Kendrick
HCCSAAA President


Week 1: 08/25/2016 – Introductions (Students and Staff), CSA and Community Outreach Unit (Deputy Traeger), Emergency Communications (Dispatch)

Week 2: 09/01/2016 – Patrol Operations (Patrol Staff), Jail Operations (Jail Staff)

Week 3: 09/08/2016 – Use of Force (Deputy Watkins), Arrest, Search, and Seizure (Deputy Watkins)

Week 4: 09/15/2016 (Class Room A) – Hays/Caldwell Women Center, Victim’s Assistance (Lt. Skrocki to assign)

Week 5: 09/22/2016 (Class Room A) – Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) (Lt. Skrocki), Mental Health Unit and Warrants (Lt. Burns to assign), Animal Control (Cpl. Trinidad and ACO Staff)

Week 6: 09/29/2016 – Alcohol Laws and Texas ABC (Deputy Zuehlke), Driving While Intoxicated Investigations (Deputy Gamble)

Week 7: 10/06/2016 – Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (Sophia Mavroudas – Texas state), Evidence and Crime Scene Investigation (CID staff)

Week 7b: 10/08/2016 Saturday (Harris Hill and ALERRT Center) – Emergency Vehicle Operations (Deputies Lucio, Duggins, & Zuehlke), Tour of ALERRT Center (Deputy Lucio)

Week 8: 10/11/2016 Tuesday (@ ALERRT Center with SMPCA), Special Weapons and Tactics /Terrorism

Week 9: 10/20/2016 – Traffic Division and Accidents (Deputies Ngyuen & Puryear), K9 (Deputy Whetstone)

Week 10: 10/27/2016 (@ Juvenile Detention Center) – Juvenile Detention Center Operations (Chris Crites), Explorer Post 1911 (Members of Explorer Post 1911), School Resource Officers and Juvenile Investigations (Sgt. Carter to assign)

Week 11: 11/03/2016 – Government Center (Lt. Faulkner) (@ Hays County Government Center), Hays County District Attorney’s Office (to be determined)

Week 12: 11/10/2016 – Criminal Investigation Division (CID Staff)

Week 13: 11/17/2016 – Graduation


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)


President’s Blog: A Sad Note


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.

Please pass this information to anyone that knew Bill.

Wayne Kendrick

President’s Blog: Sunshine Kids Volunteer Opportunities (and more)

As the newly elected Alumni President. I think is was more of an appointment, I was out of town, during the January meeting. Here is a list of activities and volunteer opportunities for the Alumni.

April 7, 2015: Sunshine Kids held their kick-off meeting in preparation for the “2015 Texas Hill Country Adventure” week of events, hosted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Department. The week of activities will be June 8th – 14th, 2015. Here is a list of events in which you may be interested in volunteering:

  –   Mon, Jun 8th: Kids arrive, dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
  –   Tue, Jun 9th: Sea World, Dinner at Clear Springs.
  –   Wed, Jun 10th: Showcars for Kids, Capital with Police Escort, Sheriff’s BBQ and Swimming at the Rio Vista Pool
  –   Thu, Jun 11th: Schlitterbaun, Bingo Night, Pizza and Ice Cream Social
  –   Fri, Jun 12th: Ranch Experience, Other Activities (TBA)
  –   Sat, Jun 13th: Motorcycle Ride, San Marcos BBQ, Souvenir Shopping, Mexican Dinner, Texas Flag Ceremony, DJ, Dancing at Dick’s Custom Car.
  –   Sun, Jun 14th: Return home


Background: (from sunshinekids.org website) The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, we are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.

April 9, 2015: 13 Alumni graduated from the Third Advanced Citizens Academy. The evenings program was lead by Deputy Tom Ormsby. Representing the Sheriff’s Department was Sheriff Gary Cutler, Captain Brad Robinson, Lieutenant Jeri Skrocki and Deputy Stephen Treager. The Alumni was represented by President Wayne Kendrick and Vice President Angie Cruz provided a pizza dinner. Upcoming Alumni meeting speaker programs and volunteer opportunities were presented. All graduates were invited to become members of the Alumni. A “Certificate of Graduation” was presented by Sheriff Cutler and Lieutenant Skrocki.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Wed, May 27th thru Sat, May 30   –   2nd Annual Capital of Texas Motorcycle Chute Out (Cabelas)
Mon, Jun 8th thru Sun, Jun 14th   –   Sunshine Kids (Various Locations)
Tue, Jun 30th thru Thu, Jul 2nd   –   Junior Deputy Academy – West Side (Wimberley)
Tue, Jul 28th thru Thu, Jul 30th   –   Junior Deputy Academy – East Side (Kyle)



Wayne Kendrick


President’s Blog: ARIC Tour

Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) Tour
At our monthly meeting this past week, we had two speakers come in from ARIC (Austin Regional Intelligence Center). The Alumni has been invited to come up and take a tour. I want to see what kind of interest we have in doing that. It would have to be done during the week and during normal business hour, so if it is something you would like to do, please send me an email. Once I know who would like to go, I will get with Patty (she works for HCSO but is officed at ARIC) and we will see what needs to be done to have us vetted (it is a secure facility) and when we can set up the tour. Here’s a link to the ARIC website for those of you that missed the meeting and would like info before you decide if you want to take a tour.