The Sheriff’s Office answered 1,523 calls for service in August. The NCSO dispatch received 2,219 calls for assistance to 911 during the month.
Several new laws took effect on Sept. 1, 2013. The Sheriff’s Office has posted a link to view some of the new traffic and criminal laws on the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
All Navarro County schools are now in session. Be careful and use caution while driving in school zones and watch for children loading and unloading from school buses across the county.
The budget has been submitted and we await the final budget approval. The new budget will take effect on Oct. 1, 2013.
An arrest has been made in the theft of approximately $500,000 from the Dresden Cemetery Association.
We had an electrical issue with one of the original electrical panels that was installed in the jail when the facility was built in 1988. We were forced to run on emergency power by generator for a day while replacement parts were located and repairs were made. The cost of the new electrical panel and repair was approximately $7,500.
We assisted with the investigations of three separate fatality accidents throughout the county.
Thank you again to the Navarro County volunteer firefighters who tirelessly give of their time and efforts to fight numerous fires across our county. Remember that we are currently under a burn ban. The KBDI scale has reached 700 in Navarro County. Extreme caution is urged with all outdoor activities where a fire could be ignited, especially on windy days.
The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office has responded to numerous estray livestock calls throughout the county. Farm Wardens responded to 11 calls where they removed estray livestock from the property. A total of 14 donkeys, one mule, one horse and two bulls were removed and hauled to the county farm during the month.
Detention officers found inmates attempting to make illegal jail house wine also known as “Hooch.” Administrative action has been taken in reference to the jail policy violation of manufacturing/distilling or brewing alcoholic beverage.
Harris County Pct.4 Constable Ron Hickman taught a civil process update course at the Justice Center training room. We were very fortunate to have Mr. Hickman teach this important class at no cost to the agency.
One full time officer and one reserve officer separated from service this month, and three new Detention Officers were hired.
There are 13 positions now open in various departments throughout the agency. We are looking forward to hiring men and women who desire to have a law enforcement career. To apply for any of these open positions you may pick up an application at the Justice Center. Come see us!
Thirteen inmates were transported to the Texas Department of Corrections and seven other inmates were transferred to State Jail and SAFP units to serve their sentences.
The jail population averaged about 221 persons per day for August. That is an increase of 25 persons per day on average above last month’s total.
The Narcotics Task Force arrested six suspects, filed eight criminal cases, and also served 12 outstanding arrest warrants during the month.
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” — Jim Rohn.
As always, God Bless and be safe.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner
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