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Our next CBPOA general membership meeting is officially set for Thursday January 23, 2020 in Duval County (San Diego) and will be hosted by the Duval County Sheriff's Office. Registration starts at 6:00pm and the meal and meeting starts at 7:00pm.
Reserve your seats now by calling Sally or Krissy at (361) 279-3351 or (361) 279-6255 no later than noon on Tuesday January 21st.
The term "Bank Jugging" is used to describe suspects who sit in bank parking lots and watch customers go in and out of a bank. The suspects follow the customers they believe are in possession of cash and look for an opportunity to burglarize their vehicles for the cash or rob them directly, sometimes even violently.
Tuesday the VIctoria Police Department investigated four juggings that took place in the City of Victoria. Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Deputies responded to assist and were able to locate a license plate for the suspect vehicle.
The information was provided to the members of the Crossroads Area Taskforce in an effort to intercept the suspects should they attempt to flee the area.
A Refugio County Sheriff’s Office Deputy assigned to the Taskforce located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 77 in Refugio County.
The Refugio Sheriff’s Office arrested Chazz Davis and Jessie Lee Hubbard for various offenses, including Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity. Both defendants were from Houston.
The successful apprehensions and recovery of property in this case is another example of the benefit of having a regional Taskforce. Real-time information sharing and cross-agency cooperation has become a necessity as criminals cover greater areas in their efforts to victimize the decent citizens of our communities.
We would like to thank Refugio County Sheriff Pinky Gonzalez and his staff for their dedication to crime abatement through pro-active enforcement efforts
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office announced the death of former sheriff, Adam Munoz.
Kingsville - Adan Munoz Jr., 71, passed away on January 4, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
He was born on March 10, 1948 in Kingsville, Texas to Adan Munoz, Sr. and Josefa R. Munoz.
He is preceded in death by his parents Josefa and Adan, Sr.
He is survived by his wife Armida Munoz; three children, Albert Munoz, Andrea Munoz, and Adan Munoz III; three grandchildren, Victoria Miller, Sydney Miller, Abigail Munoz; one great-grandson, Johnothan Garza; three brothers, Abie Munoz, Tito Munoz, Hector Munoz; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Munoz served as Kleberg County Sheriff from 1988 to 1994. He was 71 -years old when he died.
According to the Kingsville Record and Bishop News, Munoz was the first Hispanic sheriff in Kleberg County. After being sheriff, he became the first hispanic executive director of Texas' criminal justice division, and the first Hispanic to serve as executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
Munoz also created the first Narcotics Task Force, and DARE program in Kleberg County.
On behalf of CBPOA President Franco, his directors and general membership, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Retired Sheriff Munoz.
The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office is offering the TCOLE Mandated Mental Health for Jailers Course #4900 on January 30, 2020. See the attached flyer for details and how to register.
Sgt. Thomas Eisman
DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office
208 E. Live Oak Street
Cuero, TX 77954
361-275-5734 ext. 210
FREE to Licensed Peace Officers
Date: February 19 – 21, 2020
Time: 8AM – 5PM
24 hours TCOLE credit
SAFVIC Instructor: Daniel Caddell
Location: Refugio Police Department Training Room
Address: 601 Commerce Street, Refugio, TX 78377
Law enforcement agencies around the state struggle to provide the training and resources to officers to allow for a consistent and effective response to victims of family violence and sexual assault. Family violence and sexual assault issues are becoming more common in Texas peace officers’ day-to-day duties. The amount of training peace officers receive to investigate these crimes is disproportionate to the number of times officers are called to deal with these issues.
The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator’s Course – or SAFVIC (TCOLE Course 3264) is designed to provide law enforcement officers around the state with the tools they need to effectively investigate and prevent sexual assault and family violence. The SAFVIC is funded by a grant from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office and the National Violence Against Women Office. This program is administered by the Texas Municipal Police Association with input from a statewide steering committee comprised of representatives from law enforcement, prosecution and victim services.
The SAFVIC consists of a comprehensive curriculum covering crucial aspects related to law enforcement’s response to these crimes, as well as the creation and use of community-based resources to assist law enforcement’s efforts. The program will utilize a network of certified instructors to deliver training on a local basis, thus enabling more officers to take part in this very important training.
Officers attending and successfully completing the SAFVIC will receive 24 hours TCOLE credit. The course is designed to satisfy the requirements of Special Investigative Topics (3232) and successful students will be eligible for a TCOLE special investigator proficiency certificate.
To register for SAFVIC please go to the SAFVIC website at www.safvic.org, click on ‘Register’ on the top right, select the course with the date and location of your choice, and then click on the green ‘Register’ button. If you have further questions, call us toll free at (800) 848-2088. In the event that this specific course does not fit your schedule, SAFVIC will be offered at various locations in Texas at different times. Please check the website, which is updated daily, for upcoming courses in your area.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity – join us in the quest to better
protect and serve our communities.
Seating is LIMITED. This course is FREE and will fill up fast. Go to the SAFVIC website and be sure to check out their catalog of courses.
Meeting to be hosted by the Duval County Sheriff's Office.
Meeting to be hosted by the Victoria County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with National Police Officers Memorial Week.
Meeting to be hosted by the Live Oak County Sheriff's Office.
Meeting to be hosted by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office.
President: Derek Franco
1st Vice-President: Sheriff Pinky Gonzales
2nd Vice-Presidnet: Adrian Rodriguez
1st Sr. Dir: John Davis
2nd Sr. Dir: Sheriff Richard Kirkpatrick
1st Jr. Dir: Danny Lorberau
2nd Jr. Dir: Lou Villagomez
Chairman of the Board: Alden Southmayd
Sgt At Arms: Roy Boyd
Secretary/Treasurer: Charity Franco
Chaplain: Rev. T. Wayne Price
Scholarship Chairman: Larry Busby
There are many truly inspiring police leaders, but there are a few who with their words become soul-crushing empty uniforms with rank.
Here are 12 examples of enthusiasm-bleeding statements made too often by “leaders.”
1. While pointing at their stripes on their sleeve, or bars on their collar they declare, “Because these say so.”
Have you ever suggested an alternative way to handle a call and had a commander point at their stripes or bars and say, “We’ll do it my way because these say so?”
End of discussion.
2. “We’ve always done it this way.”
There are times when officers come forward with a plan to solve a reoccurring problem in an innovative way and their suggestion is met with, “Why change the status quo? We have always done it this way.”
End of suggestions. The next three go together.
3. “Slow down. There is no extra pay for making the most arrests.”
4. “Big arrests, big problems, little arrests, little problems, no arrest, no problem.”
5. “If you keep that up (referring to a high volume of self-initiated activity), they are going to expect that of you every night.”
These three statements have been heard by most proactive police officers who love what they are doing and are extremely active on the street. Some supervisors look at very active officers as a problem rather than a solution and feel it’s their mission to slow them down. The sad thing is, these statements often come from peers as well.
6. “The job will never love you back.”
If any officer lets it slip that they love their job, there will be that wise old supervisor, who will point out, “The job will never love you back.”
7. "Did you make that arrest 15 minutes before quitting time just for the overtime?"
Many officers never lose sight of their duty. For example, they realize that arresting an impaired driver saves lives.
No officer motivated to aggressively pursue an impaired driver will hesitate to arrest said driver 15 minutes before quitting time. These officers eventually run into a commander who will suggest their motivation for the arrest was to “pad their check with overtime.”
8. “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Even though every leadership course in the nation says, “Don’t say this; lead by example,” there seems to be no silencing this refrain.
9. “If I’d have been there, I would have….”
Nothing irks a street officer more than when this statement is made by a commander who has maneuvered into a position where they will never have to handle a life-threatening call again. The statement is made worse when this commander does not even supervise the officers who handled the high-profile, life-threatening situation that he or she is criticizing. These personally boastful statements serve only to give officers that hear them a sense no one has their back.
When the actions of the officers are found to be justified, this unnecessary Monday morning quarterbacking will get back to the officers involved in the critical incident and it becomes a source of pain.
10. “You’re not a social worker!”
There are times in every officer’s career when they are moved to go above and beyond for a little boy, a little girl or even an entire family in need. They are motivated by the caring spirit that brought them to this profession.
An officer may take a Christmas tree to a house. They may buy a pair of shoes for a homeless man or drop off a couple of chili dogs to a down-and-out traveler. Most will see the extra effort as laudatory, but there will be that one commander who will proclaim, “You’re not a social worker!”
The truth is police officers are the only social workers who make house calls 24-7. Most of you are pretty damn good at it also, so keep up the good work!
11. “You can’t make a difference. When a cop leaves this job it’s like pulling your hand out of a bucket of water. No one will even notice you were here.”
Really? A cop can’t make a difference?
What about the officers who have dragged people out of burning cars?
What about the officers who have saved lives with Narcan and tourniquets, or delivered babies?
What about the officers who keep many women from being beaten or killed at domestics every night of the week?
What about the Dayton officers who dropped an active shooter just as he was about to enter a crowded night club?
American police officers do make a difference!
12. “Have you scheduled the lobotomy yet?”
Street officers can demoralize a new supervisor as well by asking in response to the announcement of their promotion, “Have they scheduled the lobotomy yet?” This can be especially troubling when the comment comes from a good friend.
Instead, consider saying, “Congratulations my friend. You earned it.”
The people who say these things are not being leaders. They are choosing to be bleeders. They bleed the enthusiasm out of the officers they are supposed to lead.
To supervisors who say these things, learn to be better.
To officers who these things are said to remember to not let anyone keep you from doing what you love and loving what you do. When you hear statements like these just remind yourself not all supervisors are leaders and not all leaders are supervisors.
And then, regardless of your rank, be a leader.
Lt. Dan Marcou is an internationally-recognized police trainer who was a highly-decorated police officer with 33 years of full-time law enforcement experience. Marcou’s awards include Police Officer of the Year, SWAT Officer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Domestic Violence Officer of the Year. Upon retiring, Lt. Marcou began writing. He is a co-author of “Street Survival II, Tactics for Deadly Encounters,” which is now available. His novels, “The Calling, the Making of a Veteran Cop,” “SWAT, Blue Knights in Black Armor,” “Nobody’s Heroes” and Destiny of Heroes,” as well as his latest non-fiction offering, “Law Dogs, Great Cops in American History,” are all available at Amazon. Dan is a member of the PoliceOne Editorial Advisory Board.
President Donald Trump will appoint Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor as United States marshal for the Southern District of Texas, according to a White House news release Friday.
O'Connor, a Republican, has served as Victoria County sheriff since 2005.
Previously, he filled various law enforcement positions in sheriff's offices for Refugio, Goliad and Victoria counties.
He also taught a class on law enforcement professionalism and ethics at Victoria College's Law Enforcement Academy from 2002 to 2004.
O'Connor has served as president of the South Texas Coastal Sheriff's Alliance, which includes 23 counties along the Coastal Bend, as a former President of the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association, and board chair of the Law Enforcement Alliance Project.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, where he was also a former vice chairman of the university's board of regents.
In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry appointed him to the Texas Border Security Council, which creates performance standards, reporting requirements, audit methods and other procedures for the Homeland Security Fund.
This is a developing story and additional comments and details will be added as they come available.
Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-580-6515.
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