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Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Cuts Ribbon on New Training Center

What: Williamson County will hold a ribbon cutting for the new Deputy A.W. Grimes Law Enforcement

Training Center. The building was designed by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, and American

Contractors was the construction manager-at-risk. The building cost was approximately $9.9 million and

was completed on time in 14 months. 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy A.W. Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center is located

next to the Sheriff’s Office shooting range in Hutto.  The main building is approximately 25,000 square

feet in size has two large classrooms, a small classroom, gym, physical demonstration area and offices for

training instructors and recruiting, as well as equipment storage rooms on site. In addition, the building

features energy efficient lighting systems.

Arson Arrest

 On July 4 at approximately 9 p.m. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 775 block of CR 270 in Leander regarding a fully involved structure fire. 

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with several witnesses that said they witnessed Garry Lee Dill approach the home with a lit tiki torch. Immediately after, the porch of the house caught on fire. 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit, SWAT and DPS helicopter arrested Dill on July 6. Dill is charged with Arson, a First-Degree Felony. 

Independence Day No Refusal Initiative

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Independence Day holiday. This initiative will be in effect from July 4 – 6, 2018 and will be operational from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. each day. 

This initiative is an effort to increase public awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated and to encourage drivers to make responsible decisions. 

The WCSO recognizes the hazards and crashes that are attributed to driving under the influence on roadways within the county on specific holidays such as Independence Day. 

WCSO is focused on reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes and incidents during the holiday. 

“One crash is too many, and one fatality is too great.  In Williamson County, a DWI equals a ride to jail because we truly care about you and our community. Drive Responsibly! Don’t Drink and Drive!” said Sheriff Robert Chody.

Sheriff Chody Offers Junior Deputy Academy for Summer 2018

  • 3 May 2018
  • Author: bawassink
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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for young people 9 -14 years old that reside in Williamson County and have an interest in law enforcement. The junior cadets will investigate mock crime scenes, collect evidence, tour the sheriff’s office and county jail, obtain Stop the Bleed training and will get hands-on experience with advanced tactical equipment and self-defense techniques.

Four sessions will be offered during the summer.

Drop off times are between 7:30 am to 8:30 am in front of the Sheriff’s Office located at:

508 Rock St., Georgetown, TX. 78626. Pick up time is 5:00 pm.

Each session is limited to 25 students and applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis. There is no cost for the program, but students will need to bring their lunch each day. A refillable water bottle is also recommended.

For more information about the program and to fill out your child’s application and release form please visit:  https://www.wilco.org/Elected-Officials/Sheriffs-Office/Community-Liaison

All applications must be delivered or mailed to the sheriff’s office no later than May 25.

Cold Case Update: Rachel Louise Cooke

  • 12 April 2018
  • Author: bawassink
  • Number of views: 2050

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody will provide an update on the progress of the Rachel Cooke case. Sheriff  Chody will be at the following location to give brief comments.

Who: Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Impound Yard – 301 SE Inner Loop Ste. 107, Georgetown, TX 748626

There will be a staging area for media.

The FBI and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office asks individuals having any information regarding Rachel Louise Cooke to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.com

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