Volunteer Opportunity: Work HCSO Inventory

Margaret Vieger, HCSO Inventory Specialist, is always looking for assistance in her office at the jail. Opportunities exist to help Margaret Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00a and 2:00p. You just go in the main entrance of the jail and she is the door immediately on your left. Thank you!

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Volunteer Opportunities: Sunshine Kids


For the past two years we have not been able to host the Sunshine Kids due to the pandemic. Thankfully, they will be here for The Texas Hill Country Adventure June 6th – 12th . At our Alumni meeting in February, Lieutenant Dennis Gutierrez explained the activities that are being scheduled and the dollar amount the HCCSAAA will be contributing. Therefore, the funds raised at both fundraisers shown below will be used for the Sunshine Kids in June.

On Thursday, April 28th we will be doing either a cheeseburger plate or pasta plate along with a 50/50 raffle at the Government Center. At the present time, we are working on our cost to see which one will bring us the most profit. As we have done in past years, we will have seating for those who have gone through the serving line. In addition, we will be delivering to various businesses who have placed orders with us. Last year we delivered 116 cheeseburger plates to 11 businesses. Total cheeseburger plates sold was 300 in San Marcos.

On Wednesday, May 11th at the VFW in Wimberley, we will be doing a cheeseburger plate. As we did last year, we will be delivering to various businesses who have placed orders. Last year we delivered 163 cheeseburger plates to 19 businesses. Total cheeseburger plates sold was 240 in Wimberley.

Our goal this year is to sell 700 plates between these two fundraisers, and if we meet that goal we should net a profit of $5,000. Both events are going to be heavily promoted and we feel we can generate another $1,000 in donations. Needless to say, none of this is going to be possible without your support. Before we finalize everything and start promoting both fundraisers we will need to know if we have enough volunteers. We are going to need volunteers to do various tasks from 9am to 2pm at each fundraiser. We are going to need 8 people to help set-up and serve. In addition, we are going to need 5 people to make deliveries.

Both of these fundraisers are extremely important this year and your wonderful support is greatly appreciated. If you can volunteer, please reply to this email and let me know if you can work either event or both. I would appreciate having your reply no later than March 15th so an announcement can be made at our March 16th Alumni meeting as to whether we have enough volunteers for each fundraising event.

On behalf of the Sunshine Kids, HCCSAAA and HCSO thank you.

Jack Diamond

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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 (

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HCSO Junior Deputy Academy

Dripping Springs: June 11 through June 13
Dripping Springs Middle School, 111 Tiger Ln. Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Kyle: July 16 through July 18
Lehman High School, 1700 Lehman Rd. Kyle, TX 78640

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:, The Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, or may be obtained by contacting Irene Hernandez by email: or Deputy Mark Andrews by email: or by calling 512-393-7373.

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Volunteer Opportunities


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

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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

– 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

– 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

– 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



Volunteer Opportunities: Sunshine Kids Cheeseburger Fundraiser

We have already passed out 250 pre-sale tickets. Still need help with the lunch tickets and Alumni who can help with the 50/50 raffle tickets.

Contact Angie, Kimberli or Irene for lunch tickets and Angie for the Raffle tickets. Their information is on the attached Flyer.

Also need volunteers for the lunch on April 17th
9:00am – 10:30am Setup
11:00am – 2:00pm Serve
1:30pm – 2:30pm Clean up

This maybe the largest fundraiser for the Alumni. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Please let me know if/when you can help.


Wayne Kendrick, Treasurer


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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


Volunteer Opportunities: Brown Santa


I wanted to first thank all of you for your participation in our past events. You all are a vital part of our programs in Community Outreach and we couldn’t be as successful without your help. I wanted to pass on some upcoming events that we could use some help on:

November 9 10 am to 2 pm Hamburger fundraiser at the Government Center. I have 7 volunteers so we should be okay unless others still want to come

November 17 4p-7p and November 18 1p-4p Wimberley Winter Wonderland at the Wm Activity Center: Need at least two or three volunteers to stand with Brown Santa to collect toys

November 29th through December 2nd from 5pm to 11:30pm San Marcos Sights and Sounds of Christmas food booth: Need up to 4 volunteers each night. Partial shifts okay.
December 6th through December 9th from 5pm to 11:30pm San Marcos Sights and Sounds of Christmas food booth: Need up to 4 volunteers each night. Partial shifts okay.

December 9th 10am – 1pm Fill the Stocking fundraiser. Standing with Brown Santa at Hwy 80 collecting donations

December 15 9a-2pm Brown Santa Holiday Lockup at the Government Center. Setup, serving, and clean up.

We are in desperate need of someone who can help us the next few weeks to wear our Brown Santa suit when needed. Gary Anderson is the designated Brown Santa but there are some events he cannot do or I need two Santas due to simultaneous events. If you can help, let me know!

If you can sign up for any of these events, please let me know.

Thanks again!!


Dennis Gutierrez, Lieutenant
Hays County Sheriff’s Office
Brown Santa Coordinator
P.O. Box 1475
San Marcos, TX 78667
Office: (512) 393-7877
Cell: (512) 738-1031
Fax: (512) 393-7879

Link to flyer (.PDF) listing 2017 Brown Santa activities and volunteer opportunities


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Hays County Brown Santa – 2017 Scheduled Events