Sheriff's Association of Texas 140th Annual Training
Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones and Chief Deputy Dale Pearce recently attended the Sheriffs' Association of Texas 140th Annual Training Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort Convention Center in Grapevine, July 21 - July 24, 2018. Over 1,500 were in attendance. There were over 240 exhibits at the Expo where attendees could get familiar with the latest technology and products offered to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Community.
The first Sheriffs' Association of Texas Conference was in 1878. Held annually in various cities across the state, this event allows Sheriffs, Deputies, Federal, State, and City Law Enforcement Officers to network and discuss different issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation. This year, participants received training on a variety of topics including: State Agency Updates; Mental Health Issues in Jails; Court Security; Texas Public Safety Broadband Program; Leadership; Current Civil Process Issues; Behavioral Red Flag of Church, School, Workplace Shooters; Public Safety First Response to Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents and more.
The Sheriffs' Association of Texas (SAT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of local law enforcement in Texas. Through the support of their members, SAT provides training, legal/technical information, and other critical resources to Peace Officers in Texas. SAT also offers college scholarships to Peace Officers and their children who wish to continue their education. In addition, they honor Fallen Officers with their Lost Lawman Memorial. For further information on the Sheriffs' Association of Texas and how to join as an associate member, visit www.txsheriffs.org or call (512) 445-5888.