Press Releases / Alerts

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Hosts the World’s Largest Fire Truck Pull Benefiting Special Olympics Texas

 

DALLAS COUNTY – The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office invites you to attend the 15th Annual Fire Truck Pull benefiting Special Olympics Texas on Saturday, May 25th at 10 am.  This event is sponsored by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Duncanville Police Department.  This year the event is being called the Largest Fire Truck Pull in the World benefiting Special Olympics Texas.  This Fire Truck Pull has been the largest in Texas for more than ten years based on the number of teams participating and the money raised.

Fire Truck Pull is a Law Enforcement Torch Run® event. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Special Olympics athletes and Law Enforcement Torch Run® officers carry the “Flame of Hope” at the Opening Ceremonies for Special Olympics competitions around the world.

The Fire Truck Pull is where teams of 12 people pull a fire truck 75 feet. This is a timed event to see which team can pull the fire truck the fastest.  We have four categories to compete in First Responders, Civilians, Youth, and Financial Institutions.  Registration starts at 9 am and the first pull is at 10 am after the opening ceremonies. Bring your family and friends out to Armstrong/Kidsville Park 100 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville, on Saturday, May 25th, for the awesome event.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation of Basic Correctional Officers

 

DALLAS COUNTY – The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite you to attend our Basic Correctional Officers Course Class #348 graduation ceremony, on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 1 pm.  The graduation ceremony will be at the George Allen Court Building, Central Jury Room.

Twenty-three graduates attended the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Basic Corrections Officer four-week training academy course. This course includes but is not limited to Mental Health, De-escalation Techniques, Suicide Prevention, Inmate Health Care, and Facility Security Protocols.

Upon completing the training these graduates are licensed Detention Service Officers by the State of Texas for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.  These officers will begin their duties working in the Dallas County Jail System.

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