Over 140 Officers from Across Texas Attend Law Enforcement Training in Laredo
Aug 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM CST
Aug 2, 2011
Over 140 officers and agents from across Texas took part in a law enforcement training session in Laredo. The training also included officers from Louisiana and Minnesota. The Webb County Sheriff's Office is hosting the two-day conference to allow the officers and agents to learn about the latest training techniques. The seminar focuses on patrol officers and situations they may run into involving drugs. Some participants say border authorities have the best training and wanted to learn more. Commander at the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Socrates Garza, says, “They talk about case laws. It’s important for officers to get to know about new laws that come up.” Officer Anthony Ealy, from Louisiana, says, “We live in New Orleans. It gave us an opportunity to be able to recognize different drugs and stuff like that.” The training is being put on with help from the UT Health Science Center and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.