Local law enforcement officers will be joining their counterparts from across North Texas in a task force designed to address crimes which stretch across the area.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Thursday that his office joined the newly formed Joint Intelligence and Operational Interagency Task Force, following a ceremony at the Homeland Security North Central Texas Fusion Center in McKinney.
Meeks said the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office will join forces with at least 16 other law enforcement agencies.
The Hunt County Commissioners Court approved a funds transfer Tuesday, which will allow the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office to receive an armored personnel carrier from federal surplus.
But the commissioners wanted to discuss the issue for a while before taking a vote.
The commissioners voted during Tuesday’s regular session to approve the transfer of $2,600 from the equipment line item of the Federal Forfeiture Account to pay for the delivery of a 2012 Mine Resistant Vehicle, which will be used by the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012 officers with the Greenville Police Department with the assistance of Lt. Tommy Grandfield and deputies from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 3816 Spencer Street in Greenville, Texas.
Three persons were taken into custody by the Hunt County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division working with the Terrell and Greenville Police Departments in the 5300 block of Highway 34 South around noon Thursday.