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Red Flags/Listening To Victims Discussed At 2014 Domestic Violence Conference

On Wednesday June 18, County Attorney George Silva and the victim services department held the 2014 Domestic Violence Conference in the Sonora Ballroom at the Esplendor Resort. The theme of the event was End the Silence, Stop the Violence with various law enforcement officials and domestic violence experts speaking on the subject. Among the speakers was our very own Chief ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Domestic Violence Conference

On June 12, 2013 the SCC Attorney’s Office hosted a domestic violence conference at the Americana Hotel in Nogales, AZ. The event began at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. The conference topics included illusion of movement, child abductions, primary aggressor, strangulation investigation, when I reach out for help and understanding the impact of domestic violence. Speakers included ... Read More »

Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools

The meeting provides support, resources, & training to support school emergency management efforts for local educational agencies and institutions. Representatives from various organizations were in attendence such as SCC Sheriff Office and Nogales Police Department. Read More »

Education and Family

BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS Alfredo I. Velasquez has served as Santa Cruz County School Superintendent for the past six years, an elected position he earned after a long and successful educational career. The mission of the Arizona County School Superintendent is to provide quality administrative fiscal and educational services in partnership with schools, educators, and communities to effectively improve student achievement. ... Read More »

SCC 911 department

CONTRIBUTED In these times, we are met with many conveniences that most never think twice about, essential services that seem to have always existed but have not, as it is with one of the most important, life saving divisions at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 department. It is hard to believe that the department was created in ... Read More »

Proclamation National Correctional Officer’s Week

Whereas, May 6th through May 12th, 2012, will be celebrated across the United States as National Correctional Officer’s Week, and Whereas, the week will be devoted to increasing the public awareness of the excellent job performance by the Santa Cruz County Correctional Officers and Staff, and their efforts to protect the public safety, and Whereas, other criminal justice agencies and ... Read More »

BP Academy educates public on security

(Border Echo Magazine was invited by the Border Patrol to take part in a 7 week academy that details most of the duties that the agency is responsible for. The first class detailed the history of the agency. The following is report from the second week.) Day 2 of the Border Patrol Citizens Academy took place on Wednesday, February 29, ... Read More »

New deputies at SCC Sheriffs Department

The prestigious Santa Cruz County (SCC) Sheriff’s Department has added three new deputies to its patrol division. The three new deputies went through rigorous training over a 17-week program that tested the limits of these individuals mental and physical competency. The new deputies are all locals that aspire to a long and successful career in law enforcement. Joining one of ... Read More »

5th year anniversary

Jovanna Mendoza recently celebrated her 5th year anniversay with the Santa Cruz County Recorders Office. She was thanked for her hard work and dedication at a public meeting with the Board of Supervisors. Read More »

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