www.Dallas-Sheriff.com News Archive 2010 25-March-2010 Sharp Eye: DSO Hughes along with DSS Walker from the Support Services Division intercepts a bag of a white powdery substance from entering the Jail. The Dallas County Sheriff's K-9 unit was called in to confirm the drug interdiction. Good job Officers! 23-April-2010 Physical Assessment: The next phase of the Deputy process has been posted. Check the Deputy Testing Page for more information. 26-April-2010 Latest Press Release: Counterfeit sting operations. 4-May-2010 Our launch was yesterday and we are exited about our fresh new online presence. We've received several site improvement suggestions and we are working to address each of them quickly. Thank you for helping to make this site the premiere law enforcement website on the net 5-May-2010 The Sheriff's Citizens Academy is now underway, visit our Citizens Academy page to find out how you can become part of the Citizens Support Team! 6-May-2010 Fallen Deputy Memorial Ceremony Come join us as we remember the 19 men and women who have given their lives protecting the citizens of Dallas County. Wednesday May 22, 2010 at 12:00pm. Location: Founders Plaza (Elm St. at Market St.) 7-May-2010 Deputies from the Posse, Bicycle Unit along with the Citizens Support Team Provide Security for the Cinco de Mayo parade in Dallas. Parade went off with out a hitch, good job! 7-May-2010 Deputy Vines of the George Allen Jail received a Letter of Appreciation for supporting PES/CIS and warrants personnel during a burglary investigation at the County Administration Building. Thank you Deputy Vines! 11-May-2010 Press Release: Fallen Deputy Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. in Founders Plaza (Elm St. at Market). Please take this opportunity to pay tribute and honor to the nineteen Deputy Sheriffs who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 15-May-2010 The Dallas County Sheriff's Department has teamed up with El Centro College to offer classes to all County Employees to be held at the Lew Sterrett North Tower Facility. 19-May-2010 Mothers Day was very special this year for two members of the Dallas County Sheriff's Department family. DSO Rue Mayweather, assigned to the George Allen Jail, is currently serving as a Command Sgt. Major in the United States Army. Her son, 1st Lt. Kenieth Mayweather is also serving in Iraq. Mom was able to travel to her son's location in Iraq to surprise him on Mothers Day. Both were thrilled to be able to spend some quality time together on such a special day. 19-May-2010 On Sunday May 16th, the sheriff's department participated in the 2010 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival on Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas. The team came in 3rd place in the Men's Premiere Division and 5th place overall out of about 36 teams. More details in the up-coming news letter. 21-May-2010: The Dallas County Sheriff's Department Honored 19 of our Fallen Deputies on May 12th 2010. Established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Ceremonies are held in Washington, DC, and in communities across the country. 21-May-2010 Honor 19 "We Ride to Remember" benefit will be held this Saturday at Dallas Harley Davidson from 11:00am to 4:00pm. 26-May-2010 New Honor19 wallpaper has been added to our downloads page. 26-May-2010 We would like to thank all the motorcyclist who made all of the Honor19 fun runs a success. Because of you, our Memorial to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice has been built. 26-May-2010 Chief Mona Birdwell. Birdwell is retiring after 30 years with the Dallas Sheriff’s Department. She is an icon at the dept. and will be sorely missed. 27-May-2010 Memorial Day Weekend is coming up and it's one of the deadliest weekends for drinking and driving fatalities. As we head into the summer months with vacations, boating at area lakes, July 4th and other celebrations, we want to urge everyone to NOT drink and drive. We will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. 4-June-2010 On May 13, 2010 during shift change, Detention Services Officers Scott and Blade who are stationed at the Decker Detention Facility helped to prevent the loss of life. Their quick thinking saved the life of a suicidal inmate. These two officers are just another example of Dallas sheriffs employees making a difference. 4-June-2010 New Press Release has been posted for the media. An 18-wheeler became a major headache for the sheriff's department today. The overturned truck's cargo spilled out into the median causing passersby to stop and try to scoop up some free boxes of graham crackers. 8-June-2010 Press Realease:Dallas County, Texas–The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has completed the expansion of its livestock center located in Hutchins. Press Realease: Dallas County, Texas–The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is offering “Virtual” welding classes to inmates currently serving time in jail. This is a new program which offers inmates a chance to learn a skill in hopes that they will not re-offend. Asst. Chief Wilson along with DSO David and Deputy Hines welcomes 11 new Detention officers to the Dallas Sheriff's Department. Their help is greatly needed. If you would like to start a career in law enforcement check out our careers page. 9-June-2010: Inmates take part in a Virtual welding Class as part of the Sheriff's Department effort to reduce recidivism among the inmate population. 10-June-2010 A rededication ceremony was held on Thursday for the Kennedy Livestock Arena located in Hutchins. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has completed the expansion of the center with no cost to taxpayers. Crews have been cutting and laying pipe, tearing down and putting up new fences and adding new animal pens as part of the rebuilding project. These pens will hold more than twice as many animals, up from 9 to 21. Chief Joe Costa oversaw the project along with Capt. J. Hartgraves. Special recognition goes to Lt. Paul Patterson Deputy Frank Lemaire and Deputy Paul Stroud for the efforts in upgrading and completing this massive project. The facility was in serious need of repairs and upgrades and much of the work was completed with donations and volunteer labor from inmates from the state jail facility. We are so grateful for the materials that were donated. The work done on the facility is around $150,000 dollars but again it was all accomplished with no cost to taxpayers. The sheriff’s department plays a large role in caring for abandoned and neglected animals. The citizens of Dallas County can take comfort in knowing that all animals are well cared while in our possession. 21-June-2010 Deputies enforce no parking around the Frank Crowley Courts building.. 23-June-2010 The Dallas Sheriff's Department Mourns the tragic loss of a Lancaster Police Officer. 25-June-2010 Inmate Programs: The office of Inmate Programs is accepting applications from non- profit community agencies that would like to volunteer their services in the Dallas County Detention Facilities. 25-June-2010 Free Vin Etching see the Auto theft page. Also download the free wallpaper from the North Texas Auto Theft Task Force from our downloads section of the site. 25-June-2010 Third Quarter training schedule has been posted click 28-June-2010 The Dallas Sheriff's Honor Guard helps The Lancaster Police Department lay to rest one of their own, Officer Craig Lamont Shaw.28-June-2010 29-June-2010 Detention Service Training Officer C. Brown gives instruction to new Officers on proper technique when searching an inmate. The Sheriff’s Department will be honoring employees at a special awards ceremony this afternoon. 6-July-2010 Check out our downloads page for you new wallpaper. 6-July-2010 New updated Academy Training Schedule has been posted. Don't forget to stop by Kroger Store #545 at 1001 N. Interstate 35 East in Desoto, Texas 75115 on July 8th 2010. The North Texas Auto Theft Task Force will be conducting free vin etching for your vehicle. 9-July-2010 Chief Deputy Marlin Suell welcomes new Detention Officers to the Dallas Sheriff's Department. The Dallas Sheriff's Office is now seeking Detention Officers to staff our detention facilities. 12-July-2010 www.Dallas-Sheriff.com has hit the ground running. In just six weeks we have have over 20,000 visitors. 13-July-2010 The owner of the stray goat, nicknamed Menelli, has come forward and decided to donate it so that it can be reunited with the great dane, nicknamed Judy. Menelli left the sheriff's livestock center this afternoon and was taken to the East Lake Pet Orphanage. So, Judy and Menelli are together again. Read more of this story "Here" and "Here". 14-July-2010 New employee spotlight has been added. Read all about Deputy Earnest Williams, who is featured this month. 16-July-2010 Detention Service Officer Ivy supervises laundry trustees at the Decker Jail Facility. The laundry department does over 3.5 million pounds of laundry per year! If you are a good problem solver with good communication skills, the Dallas Sheriff's Department is looking for you. 19-July-2010 Press Release: The Dallas County Sheriff's Department will be participating this year with the DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) program for at-risk youth. 20-July-2010 The inmate visitation page has been updated. The Dallas County Sheriff's Department Civil Service rules are now online. 20-July-2010 Sheriff Valdez hosted a pot-luck luncheon for the Officers of the North Tower Jail at her home. Officers from the Special Response Team as well as supervisors and officers from 3rd Watch attended. 21-July-2010 Visit our Fallen Deputy Memorial Page (Honor19), pictures have been added of our Deputies who have been killed in the line of duty. 23-July-2010 New memos posted in the employees section. 26-July-2010 Detention Service Officer East conducts a search of inmates returning from court. Inmates are to be searched whenever they leave or enter their housing unit. The officers do this to ensure contraband does not make it inside the secure area of the jail. 27-July-2010 The North Tower Jail received a preliminary walkthrough of the newly installed smoke evacuation system by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The Commission was very complimentary after having run a smoke test on the six floor. The Commission will do actual inspection on August 9th. 28-July-2010 Did you know that the Dallas County Sheriffs Office has been around for 164 years? Check out our "History page" too learn more. 30-July-2010 New memos posted in the Employees section. 30-July-2010 These part time Bailiffs (Pool Bailiffs) are gearing up to take the state Jailors exam. This is Dallas County Sheriff Academy's first pool bailiff class. Even though most part time Bailiffs are certified police officers from other agencies, the state requires them to have the same training/license as our county jailers. 2-Aug-2010 New memos posted in the Employees section. 3-Aug-2010 During this weeks triple digit heat wave, lets take care of each other. Make regular checks of the elderly and stay indoors as much as possible. The Salvation Army has opened 15 cooling stations in the DFW area. 4-Aug-2010 Sheriff Valdez welcomes her staff into her home for a "Thank You for your hard work" Potluck luncheon. Staff members from the West Tower Jail, Fugitive and Internal Affairs where treated to some great food. 9-Aug-2010 Read all about Capt. Donald Pressnell in our updated spotlight section. 10-Aug-2010 Dates and Times for the new Citizens Academy have been posted. 11-Aug-2010 The Sheriff's Tactical Team held a mock hostage scenario in Sunnyvale. Training is vital to maintain a constant state of readiness. 11-Aug-2010 ****Notice**** Promotional testing dates and times have been changed. Check the Employee Only Section for more information. 11-Aug-2010 Look for the upcoming special from the National Geographic cable network featuring our departments finest. Women in a Correctional setting, to be aired later this year. 11-Aug-2010 The Texas State Jail Commission completed it's inspection today and found the jail to be in compliance. 16-Aug-2010 New memos have been posted in the Employees Section. 17-Aug-2010 Detentions Service Officers East and Scott conduct a daily inspection on equipment used in the Jail day to day operations. Items such as life safety equipment, cells, showers and lavatories just to name a few. 17-Aug-2010 Applications have been posted the 2011 Kids and Cops Trading Cards. Visit the Employees Only section for more info. 19-Aug-2010 Check out the North Texas Auto Theft Task Force page for tips to protect your car. There's information about what to do if your vehicle is stolen. 24-Aug-2010 Detention Service Officer Prince going over her count at the North Tower Jail. 27-Aug-2010 New addition of the Sheriff's most wanted, cold case file. Gandarilla, Lamberto wanted for murder. 3-Sept-2010 The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is hosting a Free Identity Theft training Summit presented by the FBI and Live stock on Tuesday September 14. Breakfast and lunch are provided TCLEOSE training credit will be provided through the host agency. Please enroll using the attached enrollment form or contact Candace Freeman or Jeanette Brown, Dallas Sheriff's Academy at 214-565-1184. More Info Here. 3-Sept-2010 Media Advisory: Dallas County Sheriff's Deputies out in force this Labor Day Weekend. Press releases here. 10-Sept-2010 Promotional Testing Scores are in. Check out the employees only section. 10-Sept-2010 Operation Results from Labor Day DWI operation. 25 DWI arrests 2 Warrant Arrests 3 Narcotic Arrests 3 Pubic Intox Arrests 1 Other Misdemeanor Arrest 17-Sept-2010 Meet Detention Service Kimberly Barnes for this months Employee Spotlight. 10-Sept-2010 Join Sheriff Lupe Valdez and her staff on 11-Sept-2010 in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk at Victory Park near the American Airlines Center. "More info here.” 24-Sept-2010 ***Revised*** New Training schedule for the Dallas Sheriff's Academy has been posted. 24-Sept-2010 Detention Service Training Officer/Fire Warden (DTO/FW) Aubrey David of the West Tower Jail assembles the jail's fire fighting gear. This gear aids officers in fire suppression and inmate evacuation. Officers train regularly in full gear and are ready at a moments notice. 1-Oct-2010 Check out the Discovery Page learn about the Deputies of the Reserves. The Dallas Sheriff's Academy Training Schedule has been revised and reposted. 8-Oct-2010 Final promotional test scores have been released. Click the appropriate section for your score. Lieutenant, Sergeant, Detention Service Manager, Detention Service Supervisor. 8-Oct-2010 The latest addition of the Sheriff's Newsletter has been posted. 15-Oct-2010 The mobile mammogram unit from UT Southwestern is here to give free breast cancer screening (mammograms) at no cost for the employees. DSO 's Deborah Freeman and Tara McElwee (Pictured with Capt. Shelia Carter- Bass) spearheaded getting the mobile unit here in honor of friends and employees who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. 22-Oct-2010 New page added: The Prostitution Diversion Initiative has been added to the Discovery Page. 25-Oct-2010 Sheriff's Video Message has been posted for the month of October. 29-Oct-2010 Check out the Most Wanted by the Dallas Sheriff's Department. 29-Oct-2010 Sgt. Charles Bailey is retiring after 31 years of dedicated service to Dallas County! Have fun in your retirement! 29-Oct-2010 Members of our leadership team have been invited to speak to the International Leadership Association in Boston. The topic: our collaborative efforts to bring about positive change in inmate healthcare. Our efforts have centered on changing the “culture” regarding the care and treatment of inmates. We went from, “Who care about inmates to how to best care for inmates.” We are proud of the accomplishments we have made and continue to make in leading the way in providing better healthcare for inmates. Pictured: Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Dallas Co. Commissioner John Wiley Price and Sharon Phillips with Parkland Memorial Hospital. 5-Nov-2010 New employee spotlight has been posted, meet Investigator Cheryl Stanton. 5-Nov-2010 The Sheriff's newsletter has been posted. 22-Nov-2010 Members of the Sheriff's Dept. will be out in force this holiday season looking for drivers who illegally park in handicapped parking spaces. Those who violate the law will pay with the price of a hefty fine. Be kind, obey the law and don't deprive a handicap person of their parking space. The Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept. is again partnering with MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Drivers) to kickoff it's national campaign to help prevent drunk driving accidents and fatalities. Join us at 10:00am on Monday, November 22, at DPD Headquarters as we launch, "Take The Wheel". We are working together to help save lives. 6-Dec-2010 The Sheriff's newsletter has been posted. New schedule has been posted for the Training Academy. 7-Dec-2010 Media Advisory Dallas County, Texas—Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies make one of the largest cocaine busts in recent years. 9-Dec-2010 Dallas County, Texas—the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will now begin posting seized livestock on our website. A recent change in state law allows for the posting of notifications either by newspaper of through an agencies website.
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