Agency Type: Sheriff's Office
Population Size, based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau: 1,850
Agency Size: 9 total - 4 sworn; 5 non-sworn
Initiative Partnership(s): N/A
Grant Focus Area(s): Intimate Partner Violence; Sexual Assault; Theft; Burglary; Narcotics Trafficking; Human Trafficking; Mental Health; Officer Safety
The Armstrong County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) has four sworn officers serving a population of nearly 2,000 individuals. Armstrong County is experiencing an increase in sexual assaults, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking incidents.
To address the increase in violent crime, the ACSO seeks to enhance its capacity to handle these types of crimes and increase public safety by providing officers with training on mental health first aid and sexual assault investigations. Using Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) funding, the ACSO is also purchasing cameras and evidence kits to expand evidence collection capabilities to aid in case prosecutions. The ACSO’s goal is to reduce the rate of intimate partner violence and sexual assaults within the Armstrong County community and increase community trust in the sheriff’s office.