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HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
HCSO is now conducting its Fall Citizens Academy Session (CLASS # 23). As an Alumni, please feel free to join a class and welcome the new class members.
NEXT CLASS TOPIC:
Week 8 (October 28) Jail Division and Correctional System
6:30-8:00pm Juvenile/ tour
8:00-9:30pm Jail/ tour
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HCSO Hero's Run
Please join us for the first Heroes Run at Strawtown Koteewi Park on October 30th, 2021! The HCSO Community Foundation is putting on this fun fall family event. You can choose to participate in the 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, or join virtually.
Everyone (civilian/sworn) who works alongside law enforcement can be a hero when they contribute to HCSO and the Community Foundation. This event will help encourage positive interactions, embrace the great outdoors and promote a healthy lifestyle.
There are a couple ways to get involved:
Volunteer to help on the morning of the event, or Register to run or walk
HCSOCAAA Meeting & Presentation
Marty Braley, President HCSOCAAA will conduct a business meeting consisting of HCSOCAAA Board of Directors, members and Citizen Academy alumni. All alumni are welcome to attend!
Guest Speaker: Jeff Schemmer CMCP, ENP
Executive Director, Hamilton County Public Safety Communications
A tour of the Hamilton County 911 Communications Center is also a possibility.
K-9 Hero Awards
The K-9 Hero Awards by Project K-9 Hero were founded with the goal of recognizing our nation's top performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes.
Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 6pm
1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20240
There are so many hero dogs that deserve honor and recognition. Although there are award programs for a broad array of hero dogs, we saw a need for an award program exclusively focused on the merits of Police K-9s, Military Working Dogs, Fire Department K-9s, and Search and Rescue K-9s.
We will be awarding K-9 Heroes in seven categories:
Patrol Apprehension | Narcotics Detection | Explosives Detection | Firearms Detection | Search and Rescue | Accelerant Detection | Tracking.
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries.
The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Day National Committee also selects a number of regional sites for Veterans Day observances throughout the country. From stirring parades and ceremonies to military exhibits and tributes to distinguished veterans, these events serve as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.
Fishers Police Department, Indiana
End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 2019
K9 Harlej was shot and killed while performing a track for a suspect who had fled on foot following a vehicle pursuit of a suspected drunk driver shortly after midnight.
K9 Harlej and his handler tracked the man into a wooded area near 131st Street and Olio Road from the point where the subject fled. Harlej was off-lead when he located the subject and ran ahead of his handler. Harlej bit the subject during the apprehension but the man fatally shot him.
His handler took the man into custody.
K9 Harlej had served with the Fishers Police Department for four years.
Thanksgiving Assistance Distribution
This year’s annual Thanksgiving Assistance for Hamilton County residents, which includes distribution of food boxes and baskets, will be held on the dates, if not privately sponsored, at this location: Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN. A “Holiday Assistance” application is required.
Applications should be completed online (www.gsnlive.org) as soon as possible, or contact the Good Samaritan Network office (317.842.2603). One application, completed annually, can be used for Thanksgiving Assistance and/or Christmas Assistance.
9am-1pm - Thanksgiving Distribution
There’s a reason Americans ranked Thanksgiving as their second-favorite holiday after Christmas. It’s a time to celebrate all the things we are grateful for and get together with loved ones for an epic feast. It’s also the start of the holiday season in the United States, providing the foundation for many happy memories and lots of fun.
The Pilgrims may have celebrated in 1620, but that wasn’t actually Thanksgiving. So when was the first Thanksgiving? That occurred in the fall of 1621 in what is now Massachusetts. But here’s a piece of Thanksgiving trivia: It didn’t become well known until Bradford’s journal was discovered and published by Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor, in the early 1800s.
Project Blue Light
As you are preparing your Holiday decorations, which many people are putting up soon, please keep in mind Project Blue Light, which asks that people put a blue bulb on a holiday display in one of their windows to show their support for law enforcement.
The tradition began in 1988 in Philadelphia, when a woman used such a light to honor her son-in-law, an officer who had been killed in the line of duty, and grew from there. The light honors all law-enforcement workers. This year far too many Law Enforcement Officers have lost their lives in the line of duty, nationwide.
To facilitate this honor we are once again asking residents and businesses to please join us in Project Blue Light. Project Blue Light participation simply involves the placing a single Christmas candle in one of your windows, with the candle to be lit by a single blue bulb.”
The purpose of the blue light is threefold:
First, the blue light is in memory of all of the men and women of law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice or have been disabled in the line of duty, this year and those before.
Second, the light is in honor of those who remain on duty and within the profession of law enforcement. Despite the threats of not returning home at the end of their shifts, they continue to report for duty daily.
Lastly, the blue lights are in appreciation of the officers who will be serving during the holidays. While many businesses are closed and families and friends gather to enjoy the holiday’s festivities, officers remain on duty to protect our families, homes and businesses.
The placing of your single blue light candle is a simple process, but it says a lot. We ask for your support and assistance by participating in Project Blue Light.”
The majority of people use one blue light in a window, but some people put up a display of blue lights. Law Enforcement workers appreciate the gesture, regardless of the number of blue lights.
2021 PAST EVENTS
We would like to express our appreciation to Matt Hyde for his informative presentation regarding HCSO Jail, S.E.R.T. and Mobile Field Force. We are grateful for his time and efforts for sharing his knowledge and experience with us!
The Atlanta New Earth Festival in Atlanta, Indiana, aims to unify the surrounding community by featuring the talents of local artists, craftsmen and restaurants. Guests can wander through the numerous vendor booths and attend any of the many concerts going on throughout the festival. This event is a family-friendly celebration that embodies Atlanta's community spirit.
We would like to express our appreciation to Jim Ginder for his informative presentation. We are grateful for his time and efforts for sharing his knowledge and experience with us!
Cop on a Rooftop
A big THANK YOU to all HCSOCAAA members that came out to support the HCSO in this years’ Cop On A Rooftop event at Dunkin' Donuts. Thanks to your efforts the HCSO will be able to make a charitable contribution to this years Special Olympics Torch Run! The HCSO greatly appreciates the support and the chance to work along side the HCSOCAAA members.
Many thanks to our HCSO Staff and the HCSOCAAA 4H Fair volunteers! Special thanks to Jim, Gary, Marty, Cathy and Scott! The SWAT obstacle course really kept us busy! We appreciate the efforts of our volunteers who make such an event possible and successful.
What a great turnout to our July Alumni Meeting and EMA Drone Presentation. We appreciate Mr. Booker's time and informative presentation. We also want to thank all of you in attendance. Please plan to join us again Tuesday, August 3, @ 6:30pm.