A Story of How United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association Has Helped
The following is communication written to the United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association from a Law Enforcement agency we’ve been able to assist with training and with donated safety equipment:
“On behalf of the Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office, I would like to thank the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association for the very generous donation of the FLIR Scout TK thermal imager and the Nark II narcotic test kits.
Being a rural county, with many different types of terrain, the thermal imager will be utilized by our agency during calls such as search and rescue, missing persons manhunts and other similar types of incidents.
The Nark II test kits will be utilized on a daily basis to assist the deputies in making arrests for possession of the various controlled substances that we are encountering in our community.
The United States Deputy Sheriff's Association has been a valued partner to our agency for the past several years. The support that we have received by means of quality training and the donations of needed equipment has played a meaningful role in our duties to protect our community; all without a cost to our agency.
Unfortunately, the current social environment that we must operate within dictates that my Deputies must be ready to respond to an Active Shooter incident at any time, at any of the six (6) school districts in our response area. Providing such continuing training each year can be quite costly for my agency. The U.S.D.S.A. has stepped in and provided my agency with Active Shooter and Building Search training worth thousands of training-dollars; again, at no cost to my agency.
The USDSA’s Tactical Entry / Active Shooter’s course is a very good training course for law enforcement officers in all assignments and types of organizations. It does not matter whether you are assigned to Patrol, Administration, Ancillary Services or another division; the training incorporates everyone, regardless of skill-level, and teaches them to work effectively in pairs and small units. One of the best features of the training is that is does not focus solely on one type of scenario (Dynamic vs. Stealth), but incorporates the principles of good entry and room clearing techniques that can be utilized appropriately depending upon the situation presented. I am very pleased that this course has been part of our training curriculum.
Thank you again for the generous donation of equipment to our agency and the continued support that we receive from the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association.
Brett E. McGuire, Sheriff
Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office”