The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

August 29, 2013

Sheriff asks county residents to file ACSO reports from home, business

Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Need to file a report with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office? Don’t leave your house.

Sheriff Greg Taylor is reminding county residents that they do make house calls, and in fact, the process is beneficial for both the officers and residents filing a report.

“We have patrol deputies assigned to specific areas in the county to respond to the needs of our citizens,” Taylor explained. “As much as possible, I require the deputies to stay in their areas of assignment in the county so they can be visible, deter crime and respond to our citizens’ needs when they arise.”

In order to keep those officers on the street, the sheriff is asking that those who need to make a report of a crime or incident remain at their residence, business or wherever the incident occurred.

“This would allow my deputies to remain in their areas of assignment and more quickly respond to your needs,” he said. “This would also save fuel, which saves tax dollars, and improve response times.

“I realize there are going to be exceptions, but as a general rule I would appreciate your cooperation.”

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is located at 1200 E. Lacy St. in Palestine.

For more information or to file a report, call the ACSO at 903-729-6068.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at