Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward recently attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 136th Annual Training Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, July 26-29, 2014. Over 1,550 were in attendance including 180 Texas Sheriffs.
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 Texas law enforcement across the state.
This year, participants received training on a variety of topics including: Crimes in Texas/Border Violence, Criminal Profiling, Homicide Investigations, Mental Health Issues in Jails, Active Shooter Response, State Agency Updates, Public Safety Broadband Program, School Safety, Legislation, Policies, Civil Process and Human Resources.
Participants also had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest in crime fighting tools and technology at more than 200 exhibitor booths.
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 Sheriff’s Association of Texas and how to join as an associate member, visit www.txsheriffs.org or call 512-445-5888.