FCSO promotes three from within
(Falls County, Texas) - The Falls County Sheriff’s Office has undergone a number of changes within the last two weeks, primarily the promotion of not one, but three officers from within the department.
Both Cederia Taylor and Eric Correa have been promoted from Patrol Deputy to Corporal, which is just below the Sergeant ranking. They have both been with the department for a while now and have shown themselves to be an asset to the team.
The third promotion went to Lucy Carrizales, who is now considered a Sergeant. She works within the Falls County Jail.
“Her position is extremely crucial to making sure criminal histories are recorded correctly,” Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman told reporters. “She’s done a heck of a job for us, so she got the promotion, hands down.”
An additional Deputy has been hired, to begin work on July 16. He is a Falls County native by the name of Keaton Smith.
There have been changes to the K-9 units as well. Pablo, who was a replacement for Thor after the animal went to the Jones family, is no longer placed with Rebecca Lloyd, as she resigned. He will now be placed with Jared Bonner, a recent transplant from the Rosebud Police Department. In addition, it was announced at Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting that Thor will more than likely be rejoining the force. Though the Jones family wanted to keep him in memory of the late Deputy Matt Jones, Jones’ wife came to realize that the rambunctious and active puppy needed constant activity and felt it best for him to return to work, according to Scaman. He will be placed with Corporal Correa, following a repeated K-9 training. This will cost the department about $2,500, but after completed, Falls County will have two K-9 units working for the good of the county.
Other charges are underway as well, as FCSO will be purchasing three refurbished tasers and a mower engine for the department. The tasers will run about $800, totalling $2,400 for all three. The mower engine is necessary because the old one reached the end of it’s lifespan. It will be just over $800 including shipping.
Construction on the roof is nearing completion, with the work of Flores Construction being double checked by Jim Allison, head contractor on the Falls County Courthouse project. Scaman is still looking for bids for the air conditioning units atop the building, but is having trouble finding a third bid. Same goes for vehicle repairs; there is trouble finding companies that are willing to come out to give bids on the multiple damaged vehicles. Those that can are being used in the meantime, but the insurance money has already been received on their behalf. All that is left is finding bids. Scaman told commissioners that he hopes to have these in by the next meeting.
All in all, many positive changes are happening within the department and more are projected to surface within the coming months.