More photos form the Guns Vs. Hoses softball game between the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department to raise money for “Shop with a Cop.”
The skies may have surprised everyone with a little rain and thunder but the weather did not stop any fireworks or competition on the field. Guns & Hoses, a local fundraiser, arrived in Italy on Saturday night with all the bells and whistles and there was fun for everyone—all for a good cause, Shop With A Cop.
Italy Police Officer, Tierra Mooney, is promoted to Sergeant after being with the department almost four years.
Guns vs. Hoses T-shirts are now available for sale to the public for the benefit softball game on Saturday, July 7 between the Italy Fire Department and the Italy Police Department.
Calling all fans! Calling all fans! A “Guns & Hoses” charity softball game on Saturday, July 7, will be a fundraiser for “Shop with a COP.”
Summer is upon us and Independence Day family celebrations are a big part of our community history. Food, games and fellowship will soon begin starting this weekend. The police department and the City of Italy would like everyone to have a great time… only without fireworks.
Italy Police Officer, Eric Tolliver, placed 5th overall in the Marksman Challenge Invitational held in Decatur, Texas June 9th. The competition was based on and created by a competitor of “Top Shot”, which is a shooting and weaponry competition show on the History Channel.
Italy Police Department recognizes 6 people who graduate as members of the first class of the Italy Citizens Police Academy.
On June 15th, 2012 at around 7:56pm, the Italy Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a traffic stop on a white 1999 Lincoln Towncar on I-35E (NB) at around milemarker 389.
The Italy Police Department, in conjunction with representatives from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, held a town hall meeting in Italy Tuesday night to discuss what can be done to stop illegal fireworks from being discharged within the city limits as well as public safety.
On 6/2/2012 at around 23:31 hours, the Italy Police Department along with Milford Police Department, Ellis County Sherriff’s Office and Maypearl Police Department, responded to a reported shooting at the 600 block of Hardeman Street. No one was reported to be injured in the shooting.
The Italy Police Department is extending an invitation to all Italy residents to attend a town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 to discuss plans for the community for the week of July 4th. During the meeting, the police department will also discuss their future plans to build trust and relationships between their department and the citizens. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 300 Harris Street in Italy.
The Italy Police Department invites the community for a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 300 Harris Street.
Between May 21 and June 3, including Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement throughout Texas will be working overtime to issue tickets to drivers and passengers who aren’t buckled up. Drivers with children who aren’t properly secured will get a citation, too.
The Italy Police Department would like to ask Italy residents to remember fallen police officers killed in the line of duty and the Italy Police Officers, who risk their lives everyday, during National Police Week—May 13th-19th, 2012.
On April 7, 2012 at around 12:20 pm, William Michael Trussell (63 yoa) of Frost, Texas, turned himself into Hill County authorities on a Sexual Assault of a Child Arrest Warrant. He was booked into the Hill County Jail and arraigned by Hill County Justice of the Peace Charles Jones on a $2500.00 bond. He immediately posted bond and was released.
On 3/18/2012 at around 18:42hrs, the Italy Police Department was dispatched by the Ellis County Dispatch to I-35E in regards to a stolen road grader out of Grand Prairie with an owner installed GPS tracking unit.
On March 14, 2012 at around 11:17pm, Officer Daniel Pitts, with the Italy Police Department, conducted a routine traffic stop with a Blue 2000 Ford Escort at 1020 Dale Evans Road for a traffic violation.
The Italy Police Department is extending the deadline for accepting applications for the 1st Citizen Police Academy Class to March 1, 2012. The first class will begin March 12, 2012 (instead of March 5, 2012 as stated earlier) from 6:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m. and will continue every Monday for 8 weeks. Students will also get to ride along with an officer for a partial shift.
Applications are now being accepted for the 1st CPA Class. Applications must be received by Friday, February 24th, 2012.
Now you will know her as a certified police officer.
Police Chief Diron Hill welcomed friends and family of our local police department to the 2011 Italy PD awards banquet on Saturday night. Several commendations were given and Officer Eric Tolliver was awarded Officer of the Year. Sue Lauhoff was honored as Civilian Employee of the Year.
Italy Police Department officers escorted five Stafford Elementary students to Walmart to “Shop with a cop” on Thursday followed by lunch and a Christmas gift wrapping party.
The Italy Police Department is starting their own “Shop with a Cop” program to help build positive relationships between police officers and the children of the community.
The Italy Police Department would like for every citizen to enjoy the Holidays and not be a victim of a crime that could easily be prevented. We would like to share some valuable crime prevention tips that may just keep YOU from being a victim!
Early Saturday morning many of the members of the Italy Church of Christ were up and cooking a delicious appreciation breakfast for the City Employees of Italy. The dinning hall was decorated to the hilt and delicious aromas were wafting through the air.
The Italy Police department has joined thousands of other agencies across the nation by creating its own Facebook page to disseminate information to citizens regarding issues, crime alerts, safety tips and law updates.
The Italy Police Department has two new full time officers, Shawn Martin and Michael Richardson.
On October 17th, 2011 at around 8:58pm, the Italy Police Department responded to a call of a person laying near the roadway at 386 S. I-35E (northbound) near Hwy 34.
Article updated with new information received 10/21/11-1:55pm
Italy’s National Night Out Event was held on Tuesday, October 4th. And this year Italy went all out. They had free hot dogs for everyone, games, a bounce house and even a band.
As the new Chief of Italy, I was amazed at the support of this community and making the 2011 National Night Out a tremendous success.
On Monday, October 3rd, 2011 a little after 8:00pm, the Italy Police Department assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety after they were in a vehicle pursuit on I-35E and crashed the vehicle near Chambers Road and I-35E just north of Italy. The occupants ran on foot from the vehicle. The Italy Police Department assisted by setting up a perimeter along the northern border of Italy while the Ellis County SO and DPS searched the ground. None of the occupants of the vehicle were found during the search. Guns and narcotics were found in the vehicle left behind by the suspects.
The Italy Police Department would like to invite the community in participating in National Night Out tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4th.
Did you ever wonder why the City of Italy has an ordinance for dog and cats at large?
Shelbee Landon joined the Italy Police Department August 1 as Animal Control Officer and Code Enforcement Officer. Shelbee is also part-time Animal Control Officer for the Hillsboro Police Department.