The El Paso Police Department is the local law enforcement agency for the city of El Paso Texas. The mission statement of the EPPD, from their webpages at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department, is:
“It is the mission of the El Paso Police Department to provide services with integrity and dedication, to preserve life, to enforce the law, and to work in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in the City of El Paso”
The EPPD is comprised of five Regional Commands, Central, Mission Valley, Northeast, Pebble Hills, and Westside, as well as non-geographically based departments such as the Major Crimes Bureau (further divided into Crimes Against Children, Crimes Against Persons, Drive-by Shooting Response Team & Fugitive Section, Financial Crimes, and the Public Integrity Unit), Internal Affairs, Support Services Bureau, Training & Special Operations Bureau, and Administrative Services Bureau.
The city of El Paso, Texas has a population of 675,536 and has an average yearly rate of reported crimes of 28.96 per 1000 residents. Violent crime accounts for around fifteen percent of these crimes, with murder at 23 (0.03 per 1000 residents), rape at 185 (0.27 per 1000 residents), robbery at 471 (0.70 per 1000 residents), and assault at 2,187 (3.24 per 1000 residents) for a grand total of 2,866 violent crimes per annum (4.24 per 1000 residents). Property crime accounts for the other eighty-five percent of crimes, with burglary at 1,856 (2.75 per 1000 residents), theft at 13,675 (20.24 per 1000 residents), and motor vehicle theft at 1,168 (1.73 per 1000 residents) for a grand total of 16,699 property crimes per annum (24.72 per 1000 residents). Overall, there are 19,565 crimes per annum, according to current information, or 28.96 crimes per 1000 residents per year. An individual in El Paso has a 1 in 236 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 40 chance of being the victim of a property crime.
The EPPD online pages are a section of the City of El Paso, Texas official website and has a large variety of useful links and information. Information on the Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit (SORT) can be found at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department. The Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Database maintains a Sex Offenders Residence Ordinance Map at gis.elpasotexas.gov/pdsorestrictedareas/index.html. Arrest photos are divided into four different categories for viewing. Family violence arrest photos can be found at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department?charge=Assault. DWI arrest photos can be found at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department?charge=DWI. Prostitution arrest photos can be found at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department?charge=prost. Auto theft arrest photos can be found at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department?charge=auto.
The Records Division of the Administrative Services Bureau maintains a web page with information on filing or requesting reports, records, open records, and background checks/criminal histories that can be found www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department. Citations issued by the EPPD can be searched online at public.fce.elpasotexas.gov/fullcourtweb/start.do and also provides functionality for making online payments for said citations. The El Paso Police Department Alert Network can be found at www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department where they maintain a feed with all the recent alerts sent out from the EPPD.
Information on current criminal cases or currently incarcerated inmates can be found in several places, depending on the information you need to obtain. To search for a person currently incarcerated in the El Paso Downtown jail or the East Montana jail annex, go to casesearch.epcounty.com/PublicAccess/JailingSearch.aspx?ID=400 where you can search by first name, last name, and date of birth. Information on criminal case records, jail records, and jail bond records can be found at casesearch.epcounty.com/PublicAccess/default.aspx. The search the criminal case records database, you will need the case number in order to perform the search. The jail records search has the required fields of first and last name, and optional fields for middle name, date of birth, booking date and release date. The jail bond records database similarly has required first and last name fields as well as optional fields for middle name, date of birth, bond status, and posting date.