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Adult Safety

Seniors & Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

Establishes an effective partnership between seniors and law enforcement services working toward the reduction of crime and victimization of seniors. For more information, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

Home Safety Programs

Burglary Prevention

Learn how to keep your home and property from being the target of thieves. During this presentation, citizens will be provided with informative tips and simple steps they can take to improve the security of their homes and personal property, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics for your neighborhood can be provided to you by your sector. To determine what sector you reside in, please view map. If you reside in Baker or Charlie sectors, contact the East Command (512) 854-9721 or if you reside in Adam or David sectors, contact West Command (512) 854-9728.

Home Security Surveys

No home is burglar proof if a professional burglar targets your home. Upon request, certified crime prevention inspectors provide security surveys as a public service. These surveys are intended to provide basic security precautions, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

National Night Out

Each year, TCSO and neighborhood watch groups team up with National Night Out. Known as “Americas Night Out Against Crime,” a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Neighborhood Watch Program brings citizens in a community together for the reduction of crime in their area, increasing citizen awareness through education and participation. A block captain should be selected to act as the liaison between the block group and the TCSO. For more information, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

Law Enforcement Programs

Citizens' Academy/Alumni

Provides citizens with a working knowledge of the criminal justice system as it works in Travis County. The program increases awareness about the TCSO and improves community rapport. For more information, contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989. You can also visit the Citizens' Academy Alumni Association website at www.tcscaaa.org.

Citizens On Patrol Services (COPS)

Dedicated volunteers are organized to serve as the eyes and ears of the Sheriff's Office. Each COPS volunteer has successfully completed the Citizens' Academy, as well as completed the COPS field training program. For more information, contact  Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989.

Explorers Post No. 1099

Weekly classes for those between 14-20 years of age, which provides hands-on practical training to develop a greater understanding about criminal justice and the role played by the Sheriff's Office. For more information, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589. View brochure for more information.

Personal Safety Programs

Domestic Violence Outreach

The Travis County Sheriff's Office participates in events and programs that advocate against domestic violence. You can find out more information about past events and upcoming awareness and fund raising campaigns HERE.

Gun Safety

TCSO participates in the nationwide program, Project Child Safe, to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage. The Sheriff's Office provides a cable-style gun lock. Please contact Vince Galloway (512) 854-4989  for more information.

Youth Safety Programs

Bullying Prevention

TCSO is a chapter of the national Student’s Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) organization. We provide presentations aimed at decreasing the potential for violence by educating students on ways they can ensure their own personal safety and prevent crime. Contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589 for more information or a presentation to your group.

Child ID

Child ID Events are provided to obtain fingerprints of your child for you to keep in the event your child is missing. For information regarding upcoming events or to schedule an event, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

Consequences

A very dynamic, personal and direct conversation with your group and the officer regarding the positive and negative affects of choices; this presentation includes a personal perspective to provide a true reality check for adolescents, contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

Stranger Danger

Children learn what a stranger is, why they shouldn't talk to a stranger and what steps they can take to prevent abduction. Contact Janie Vasquez (512) 854-9589.

 

 

2015 Make A Movie, Make A Difference Film Contest

The Austin Film Festival & The Travis County Sheriff's Office invite Travis County High School students registered for the 2015/2016 school year to participate in the 9th Annual "Make A Movie, Make A Difference" video competition. Travis County high school students are encouraged to create an original 2-5 minutes short film that creatively addresses the theme "Teens Making a Difference" on social issues that effect them.

Download the flyer and submission form.

OPEN TO: Travis County high school students enrolled in the 2015/2016 school year.

DEADLINE: Sumissions are currently being accepted. The Deadline is TBA.

THEME: Teens Making A Difference

LENGTH: 2-5 minutes

FORMAT: Films must be submitted on DVD (NTSC or PAL) and available for screening as a digital H.264 file (.mov or .mp4)

MAIL YOUR DVD AND COMPLETED SUBMISSION FORM TO:

Austin Film Festival

Attn: YFP

1801 Salina Street

Austin, TX 78702

Questions?

Contact Nicole Durand at: 512-854-7786 or nicole.durand@traviscountytx.org

2014 Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 winners.

30 Sec. Commercial: "Cooties" by Mallory Lovett; Hendrickson High School

Short Film: " Head Trip" by Travis Daves, Julian Guevara and Cameron Fisher; Westlake High School

The following video is a compilation from all the videos that were screened on May 14th, 2014. The final two videos are the winning films.

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