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July 27th, 2009
Ratliff attends sheriffs conference

STAFF REPORT

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff recently attended the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas (SAT) 131st Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. The conference was held July 19-22. More than 1,500 attended.

The first SAT conference was held in 1878. Today, it is the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in Texas.

Held annually in various cities across the state, this event allows sheriffs, deputies, federal, state and city law enforcement officers to discuss different issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation.

This year, participants received training on a variety of topics, including evidence room audits, forensic hypnosis and health care in the county jails of Texas.

Participants also perused 240 exhibitor booths and familiarized themselves with the new and innovative crime fighting tools that are available for peace officers.

The SAT is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of local law enforcement in Texas. SAT provides training, legal/technical information, and other critical resources to peace officers in Texas, through the support of their members. SAT offers scholarships to peace officers and their children who wish to continue their education and honors fallen officers with their Lost Lawman Memorial.

For more information about the SAT and to find out how to join, www.sheriff’s.org or call (512) 445-5888.

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