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El Paso Police Memorial at Chuck Heinrich Park
Star on Franklin Mountain lit Blue in May
In memory of our Fallen Heroes
El Paso "Cops Helping Kids" Back To School
"Thanks" to the members who assisted on 8/29/15!
EPMPOA President Ron Martin & A.J. Arellano
son of Fallen Officer Adrian Arellano - "Officer of the Year"
(+)Officer Adrian Arellano #2397
End of Watch: 03-18-2015...Rest In Peace
Fallen Officer: Patrolman Ernesto Serna
End of Watch: November 12, 1991 - "Forget Not His Sacrifice"
Fallen Officer: Special Officer Enrique Rivera
End of Watch: November 25, 1923 - "Forget Not His Sacrifice"

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What's New at EPMPOA
3rd Annual EPMPOA "Turkey Bowl"
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting the 3rd Annual "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament just in time for Thanksgiving!  The tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  Games will be held at XMotoball Sports Park (home of the West Texas Youth Football League)located at 14372 Loving Lane in east El Paso County. Read More...
Download: Turkey Bowl - Flag Football Rules.pdf , 2015 TB Bracket.JPG
Early Voting has begun for November Uniform Election
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association reminds you that the early voting period has begun for the November Uniform Election.  Early voting is from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 30, 2015.  Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Read More...
Download: Clint.pdf , COEP Propositions.pdf , Early_Voting_Stations.pdf , Horizon City.pdf , Mobile_Voting_Stations.pdf , TX Constitutional Amendments.pdf , Vinton.pdf , YISD Bond.pdf
Now Hiring - El Paso Police Department
Have you always wanted to be a Police Officer?  Here's your chance to become one of "El Paso's Finest."  The El Paso Police Department is currently recruiting potential candidates, men and women, for an upcoming police academy class in 2016. Read More...
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges members and eligible family members to take advantage of the services provided at the City of El Paso's wellness clinics. Please download the attached flyer for important information regarding changes to the City of El Paso Wellness Clinics - (H2U) Health to You. Read More...
Download: New Wellness Center Flyer.pdf

El Paso Police officer shortage at an all-time high

EL PASO, Texas – Thursday is the last chance for anyone who wants to become an El Paso police officer to turn in their application. The El Paso Police Department says the pressure to recruit is at an all-time high.
Traffic Safety Tips for Halloween

Traffic Safety Tips for Boys and “Ghouls” on Halloween! Halloween is creeping up on us and will be here before we can say, “Boo!”  Soon, costumed kids, dressed as courageous cartoon heroes, winsome witches, and precocious princesses will be trick-or-treating in your neighborhood.
FBI director links 'viral videos' of police to rise in violence
Recent criticism and scrutiny of police departments and viral videos of officer-involved killings might explain the rise in violent crime in some cities, FBI Director James Comey said Friday.
NYPD police union calls for boycott of Quentin Tarantino films
Director Quentin Tarantino has drawn the condemnation of the NYPD’s police union after participating in an anti-police brutality protest this weekend in New York City.
FBI's crime report to include more data on police shootings

The FBI will report more data on shootings involving police officers in the future, the head of the agency said on Monday as he released a report showing violent crime fell in 2014, continuing a 20-year trend.
El Paso Police Department faces officer shortage

According to the El Paso Police Department, its amount of sworn officers is the lowest since 1999, with 1,021 officers.  Sgt. Ron Martin added this number could get even smaller, with around 22 percent of officers eligible for retirement as early as March. “If they all decide to get tired of this job and say 'see ya,' El Paso is going to be hurt,” explained Martin.
Why 5-year old bought ice cream for police, and other pro-police acts

On Friday Isabella Gregory, age 5, used her allowance to buy ice cream for seven officers at a McDonald's in Radcliff, Ky., because she knew from a massive outpouring of public support that the police had just come from the funeral of a fallen officer.   Kentucky State Police trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder was shot to death during a traffic stop.
2015 CLEAT Convention in El Paso!

The 2015 CLEAT Convention will be held in El Paso, Texas from September 9-12. The host hotel is the El Paso Marriott, 1600 Airway Blvd., near the airport.  The overflow hotel and the hospitality suite is at the Chase Suites Hotel next door. Click here for additional information and down load the attached convention letter for addition details.
Download: 2015-Convention-letter.pdf
“This is About All the Cops You Don’t Read About”

The following is a transcript of Bob Schieffer’s weekly commentary from the April 19 broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The best training to be a reporter or anything else is to work the police beat, because every story you cover is the worst moment in someone’s life.
Public Pensions are Not in Crisis

by Mike Pruger Fiscal crisis. Pensions on the chopping block. Change is coming. We see these doomsday statements in the news on a daily basis. Nothing engenders fear like a headline suggesting personal calamity.
More growth in Far East El Paso but will that include a new police station?
EL PASO, Texas - Now that El Paso's City Council approved the annexation of 310 acres in Far East El Paso -- much of which to be dedicated to home development -- ABC-7 is asking how the city plans to address safety and police patrols on that side of town. See the report by Stephanie Valle on KVIA ABC-7.
El Paso police name man suspected of killing woman, shooting officer
El Paso police officials have identified the people in connection with the killing of a woman and a shooting that wounded a police officer earlier this week. The suspected killer was identified as Frank Aparicio, 30, of the 12000 block of Sal Rasura Court in East El Paso, police said today.
Slaying of Texas Deputy 'Senseless and Cowardly'
Authorities have arrested a man who they say gunned down an unsuspecting sheriff's deputy as he was filling up his patrol car at a gas station. It was the latest fatal ambush of a law enforcement officer in recent months, and what Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman on Saturday called a "senseless and cowardly act." Officer.
EPMPOA Online Store is Active

VISIT THE NEW & IMPROVED EPMPOA ONLINE STORE Ever wonder what happened to your beloved Novelties?  Where did they go?  Where can I purchase items?  Well,  fret no more.  The EPMPOA has been working on the Online Store.  Your beloved novelties can now be purchased online and shipped to your home.

November is the month to raise awareness of men's health issues.  Superior Customer Care Imaging (SCC) suports Movember by providing specials for men.  For more information call (915) 313-7325.  An EPMPOA Approved Provider

The 22nd Annual Salute to Fire & Police Personnel at Knott’s Berry Farm is taking place from November 30 – January 31 in Buena Park. For more information, visit

**Valid fire or law enforcement photo I.D. required**

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200

"THE CHAPLAIN'S CORNER" - Police Chaplain Sam Faraone

Having served the El Paso Police Department as volunteer chaplain since 1992, I have profound respect for each of you and the service you provide.  I treasure the opportunity to know many of you personally having responded to incidents you were working, having provided support to you and your family when you experienced personal crises, being present when tragedy visits the department and visiting with you at EPMPOA meetings.  Although I work full time as a chaplain in the private sector, my goal is to be available to provide support and encouragement to the best of my ability for the members of this department.  Please know that my intention is never to proselytize or force religion upon you, but support you in the stressful work in which you are involved and stressful incidents you encounter on a daily basis, to be a listener when you need to talk and to be a friend in whom you may confide.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns with which I can be of assistance.


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The EPMPOA website is a service set up to provide information and assistance to the men and women of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association. 
Publication of articles and letters on the website voicing viewpoints do not necessarily reflect the views of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association, the Editorial Staff or of the El Paso Police Department.  All letters and articles received must be accompanied by the author’s name and daytime phone number.
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Upcoming Events
Pioneer Group Meeting for LEO's in Sobriety
Nov 30, 2015
747 E. San Antonio Ave., #103
Public Service (1st Responders) Discount Days at Dillard's
Dec 02, 2015
Dillard's - Cielo Vista Mall 8401 Gateway West Blvd. Dillard's - Sunland Park Mall 750 Sunland Park Dr.
Blood Drive at Police Headquarters
Dec 02, 2015
Police Headquarters Chief's Large Conference Room 911 N. Raynor St. El Paso, TX 79903
Public Service (1st Responders) Discount Days at Dillard's
Dec 03, 2015
Dillard's - Cielo Vista Mall 8401 Gateway West Blvd. Dillard's - Sunland Park Mall 750 Sunland Park Dr.
Pioneer Group Meeting for LEO's in Sobriety
Dec 07, 2015
747 E. San Antonio Ave., #103
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