The conference was held July 20-23 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. Training included "Crimes in Texas/Border Violence," "Criminal Profiling," "Bail Bonds," "Homicide Investigations," "New Legislation," "Strength Based Leadership and Supervision," "Tracking Dogs," "Mental Health Issues in Jails," "Active Shooter Response," "Human Trafficking," "State Agency Updates," "Narco-Terrorism," "Public Safety Broadband Program," and using "Social Media as an Investigative Tool." Approximately 200 exhibitors were also present, displaying some of the latest crime fighting tools and technology.
The first SAT conference was held in 1878. Conducted annually across the state, the event allows sheriffs, deputies, federal, state and city law enforcement officers to network and discuss different issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation, according to an SAT press release.
For further information on the Sheriffs' Association of Texas, and how to join as an associate member, visit www.txsheriffs.org or call (512) 445-5888.