Holiday SocialThe HCCSAAA Annual Holiday Social will be held at Ivar’s River Pub located at 701 Cheatham Street in San Marcos. We have a room reserved there from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift with a value of $20 – $25. An email will be sent out to all current paid members with this information once again after the Thanksgiving holiday and at that time we will be asking for members to please RSVP for this holiday event.
Citizens Sheriff’s Academy GraduationThe present Citizens Sheriff’s Academy is graduating on Thursday, November 30th and we want to show Alumni support for these new grads and talk with them about becoming members of the Alumni for 2024. The graduation ceremony is at 6:00 pm with a BBQ dinner buffet immediately following. (Thank you Andy Hentschke for smoking the brisket and sausage!)
We need six (6) Alumni volunteers to arrive at the PSB at 5:00 pm to help set up the ceremony room and the PSB Breakroom for dinner and stay for the remainder of the evening. Then at 6:00 pm, up to ten (10) additional Alumni members are invited for the ceremony and dinner, but we need to know you are coming so we can figure you in for the food. Please sign up at 5:00 pm if you can help setup or at 6:00 pm if you just want to participate in the evening.
Brown Santa Needs Helpers To Sort ToysVolunteers are needed on Monday, December 4th to help sort toys at the Brown Santa warehouse starting at 11:00am. Not sure how long you will be needed but there have been a number of toy drives with more planned and all these will need to be sorted by age to ready for gift wrapping on Saturday, December 9th.
Brown Santa Holiday LockupGreeting from the Hays County Brown Santa Program!!
This year’s “Holiday Lockup” fundraiser for Brown Santa is on December 1, 2023, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Hays County Government Center located at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, Texas in the rotunda. We are looking to raise money for the Hays County Brown Santa program that brings toys and food to families in need at Christmas time. Last year, we helped over 650 families in Hays County. The services offered extends beyond just families in need, as donations are also made to children who are receiving services through the Department of Family Protective Services, CASA, the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center, and many other organizations working withing Hays County Brown Santa. This serviced over 1500 children, helping them to have a merrier Christmas.
Brown Santa Looking For Christmas ElvesThe 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 650 families were given assistance in food and/or toys throughout Hays County.
“Adopt-A-Cop” for the Holidays is back!
Our goal is to give to over 400 officers and deputies within Hays County. Yep, over 400!
Your gifts will be going to officers at the Buda Pd, Kyle Pd, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office & Corrections. We will be stocking the lunchroom for the Hays County Constable offices along with the 911 Dispatch Operators for these Departments.
Here is how you can help:
You can adopt 1 or more officers. Once you commit we will assign you your officer(s).
Once you commit to adopting an officer, you will be sent the officers name and the drop off locations. We will need you to provide your phone & email to us when committing.
Fill an 8×10 gift-bag with at least the items on the graphic. You can do more but it has to fit in an 8×10 gift bag. No homemade food items allowed. Our officers LOVE handmade cards, especially from your kiddos!
Once you have your gift bag ready, drop it off to one of the noted drop off locations. We will have locations in Buda, Wimberley, San Marcos and Dripping Springs. Once you commit to adopting an officer, we will send you the drop off locations.
If you run a club, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church group, book club, etc., and would like your club to help, this is a great way for your club to help!
December 13th is the deadline to drop off your gift bag to one of our designated locations.
Our team will gather, sort, and deliver the gift bags to each department between December 21-December 24th.
Comment below, send me a PM with your email, or text me, if you want to adopt a cop. You can also email us at adoptacopHC@gmail.com
Your help and support are essential for this to be a successful project! Every year that we have done this it has made such a positive impact on the officers! They talk about it often and hear stories of how grateful they are, all year long!
Thank you again to everyone who helped last year! We hope and pray that this year is just as successful!
Team members putting this together:
President’s Blog (July 2023)My apologies in advance for the length of this blog, but we have had a very active first half of the year, which of course is a very good thing. I will try to cover all of it as succinctly as possible, so I hope you stay with me!
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|11/2023||HCSO Sgt. Jeff Jordan||Stop The Bleed|
|10/2023||General Meeting||(No Formal Speaker)|
|09/2023||Peggy Hipolito, Realtor & Wife of Deputy Anthony Hipolito||Insight into being the Spouse of a Law Enforcement Officer|
|08/2023||Cathy Montgomery, Medic Field Supervisor – Wimberley EMS||How the EMS supports the Hays County Community|
|07/2023||Christopher Sundholm, Supervisor – Hays County Juvenile Probation||Juvenile Probation System|
|06/2023||Summer Social Event||Hays City Store|
|05/2023||Kelly Higgins – Hays County Criminal District Attorney||District Attorney’s Office|
|04/2023||Buck Russell, Supervisor Public Safety – Union Pacific Railroad||Railroad Crossing Safety|
|03/2023||HCSO Deputy Anthony Hipolito and Janel Rodriguez||Fentanyl Awareness|
|02/2023||Hector Gomez, U.S. Marshall (Ret.)||U.S. Marshall’s Service|
|01/2023||Annual Board Election
New Year Launch
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Thu, Nov 30th starting at 6:00p
@ Public Safety Building (CSA Graduation)
Mon thru Fri – 10:00a to 2:00p (shifts)
@ Public Safety Building (Greeter)
Mon thru Fri – 10:00a to 2:00p (shifts)
@ HCSO Jail (Inventory)
Daily – 4:30a to 6:30a / 8:00a to 10:00a (shifts)
@ AUS Airport (Training Decoy)
Sunshine Kids Texas Hill Country Adventure 2023
Lackland AFB: Canine Training Session
On October 25th, eight Alumni members traveled to the TSA Canine Training Center at Lackland AFB to observe how the dogs and their handlers are trained. The TSA National Explosives Detection Canine program trains and deploys both TSA-led and state and local law enforcement-led canine teams in support of day-to-day activities that protect the transportation domain. These highly trained explosives detection canine teams are a reliable resource at detecting explosives and provide a visible deterrent to terrorism directed towards transportation systems.
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HCSO: Scam Alert!Sheriff Gary Cutler says the Hays County Sheriff’s Office has been responding to several reports of scams in the recent days. This week a citizen received a call from a local 512 number. The caller identified themselves as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office using a real employees name. Upon call back, the voice mail answers as “Hays County Sheriff’s Department Warrant and Citation Division”.
Submit an Anonymous Tip to the Hays County Sheriff’s OfficeIt it’s an emergency, dial 911. If not and you wish to remain anonymous, it is possible to submit an anonymous tip to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office via the internet or a text message.