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Joint-Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team Development

In 2015, members of the FBI’s National Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) team began developing local child abduction teams modeled after the FBI’s CARD team. These JCARD teams are comprised of law enforcement officials from local, state, and federal agencies within a specific area of responsibility. These teams receive specialized training by members of the FBI CARD team and are utilized as a first responder for the national CARD team. These teams deploy at the request of the Chief or Sheriff to assist the respective agency, can be on scene in a short period of time, assist with command post operation, neighborhood, road block, and video canvasses, and providing guidance based on the Child Abduction Response Plan (CARP). They also provide the National CARD team real-time updates to determine if a full deployment is required. Formation of a JCARD team serves as a force multiplier and results in substantial cost savings for the requesting agency and the FBI. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that we, along with other agencies, have joined the FBI’s National Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team.

ICE 287(g) Steering Committee Meeting Notice

The first Immigration 287(G) Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Conference Room, 508 S. Rock Street, Georgetown, TX at 10 a.m. Those wishing to address the panel must contact Commander Watts at 512-943-1407 at least ten days before this meeting. Speakers will be limited to two minutes. The public is welcome to attend, but fire code limits do apply, and when reached, access will be limited. Rules for the meeting are as follows:

1. Doors will be opened at 9:50am and closed at 10:00am

2. No signs will be allowed into the building.

3. No outburst or offensive language will be tolerated.

4. No offensive language that is printed on shirts will not be tolerated.

WCSO Correctional Officer Arrested

On March 26, 2019, detectives with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Williamson County Corrections Division that Flournoy was introducing tobacco products into the jail and exchanging the products for cash with several inmates housed in the jail.

After an investigation conducted by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Flournoy was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office Joins "Neighbors" By Ring To Provide Users With Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide Williamson County with real-time, local and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

WCSO Warns Drivers and Passengers to Buckle Up or Face Fines, Tickets

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies throughout Texas to increase seat belt use in anticipation of the busy summer driving season that starts Memorial Day weekend.

Stepped-up enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws between May 20 and June 2 is a key component of the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual Click It or Ticket safety campaign. Safety officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a car crash by 45% and up to 60% in a pickup truck.

According to recent TxDOT crash data, 982 people who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in crashes on Texas roads. Nighttime is a particularly deadly time. In 2018, there were more than 2,000 fatalities and almost 7,000 serious injuries between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.

State law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up or face fines and court costs of up to $200. Children younger than 8 years must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they’re taller than 4 feet 9 inches. To learn more about Click It or Ticket, visit texasclickitorticket.com.

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