Sheriff’s Lists & Tips

Loren Brand Reviews Responses, Offers Safety Precautions for Holidays

Sheriff Loren Brand works closely with This is one of his regular updates on the ongoing work of the Carson County Sheriff’s Department.

The Carson County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1/Dispatch received 134 calls over the last week. There were 11 traffic accidents – one fatal car pedestrian accident near White Deer,  6 cattle calls, 5 domestic violence matters, 12 fire calls, 3 jail incidents, 4 motorist assists, 19 EMS calls, 4 suspicious persons,  2 shots fired calls, 2 threats-made calls and 6 welfare checks. There were 25 arrests/bookings listed in the Carson County Jail and we currently have 28 persons in custody.

Many of you will be shopping in Amarillo, Lubbock, Oklahoma City and other larger cities this holiday season. These are some safety tips while in or enroute to your vehicle:

  • Don’t drive without first locking your doors and closing your windows;
  • When walking out to your car, try not to do it alone. Go with a friend, or when there is another group walking out as well;
  • Walk to your car with a purpose;
  • Do not exit your car if you see a suspicious situation. If you are in doubt, or are approached, drive away;
  • If you are being followed, go to a populated public place and call the police; Do not let anyone approach you on foot, while in the drive through ATM machine;
  • Avoid shortcuts that take you through unfamiliar or unsafe areas;
  • When stopped in traffic, leave enough room between your car and the one in front of you, in the event you need to pull away quickly.

Be alert and stay safe.

Sheriff Loren Brand

Carson County Sheriff’s Office

201 US HWY 60 Law Enforcement Center

PO Box 972

Panhandle, TX 79068

806.537.3511 Office

806.537.2120 Fax

[email protected]