The mission of the Von Ormy City Marshal's Office is to fairly and impartially enforce applicable Federal, State, and local law in order to suppress crime and maintain public safety and good order; to ensure security and decorum in Municipal Court; to promptly and faithfully serve and execute warrants, subpoenas, writs, and other legal process issued from the Court; to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Von Ormy from crime, danger, and natural or man-made disasters; to promote and preserve the safety, health, and welfare of Von Ormy residents; to preserve and sustain the rights of all individuals and to efficiently and effectively investigate criminal offenses in order to expeditiously bring offenders to justice before the appropriate magistrate.
The Von Ormy City Marshal's Office was created to provide supplemental police services to the Citizens of Von Ormy. The Marshal's Office accomplishes this by engaging in three distinct areas of policing:
Criminal Law Enforcement
o The City Marshal and appointed Deputy Marshals are duly licensed and commissioned Texas Peace Officers with the authority to enforce city, state, and federal ordinances and laws. They may detain, and arrest individuals suspected of engaging in criminal activity. Von Ormy Marshal's are authorized by law to obtain and serve search and arrest warrants, and file criminal complaints against suspected offenders/violators with the court of appropriate jurisdiction.
o A large percentage of the Marshal's time is devoted to assisting citizens in there every day affairs. Deputy Marshals assist stranded motorists, and assist the Jarret Volunteer Fire Department in responding to fire and medical emergencies to provide for the public’s safety and welfare.
o The Marshal is directed to preserve the peace and good order in the City of Von Ormy. Examples of Order Maintenance include responding to noise and neighborhood disturbances as well as maintaining the flow of traffic on public roadways throughout the City.
The Marshals' Office is also responsible for providing security and keeping order during Municipal Court.
About the Marshal's Office:
Marshal Isaac Gerami serves the City in a Full-Time capacity, and acts as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Von Ormy, and Deputy Marshals are Non-Paid Officers, all Deputies provide services at no pay from the City of Von Ormy. All personnel work a separate regular full-time job, and choose to volunteer their time to serve the Citizens of Von Ormy. The Marshal's Office maintains a partnership with Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and any coverage of the City which is not met by the Marshal's Office is supplemented by Bexar County Sheriff's Office thanks to the support of Sheriff Susan Pamerleau. In the event of any emergency or if you know of a crime in progress always dial 9-1-1 to receive the quickest Law Enforcement response, both Agencies are dispatched through the same emergency communications center.
The Von Ormy Marshal's Office works closely with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on a daily basis. In the past year we have jointly investigated crimes with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office ranging from thefts to violent crimes. By combining the expertise and resources of Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies as well as Von Ormy Deputy Marshals’ familiarity and knowledge of the City we are better able to provide for the safety and security of all Citizens.
The City Marshal's Office takes a proactive role when it comes to ensuring the public’s safety. We work in concert with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the Jarret Volunteer Fire Department, the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, City Health Inspector, Animal Control Officers, and City Engineers in order to maintain a safe and secure environment. We take an All –Hazards/All Threats (AHAT) approach to public safety and Deputy Marshals are trained in a variety of emergency response disciplines such as emergency medical aid, firefighting, and law enforcement. This training allows Deputy Marshals respond to a wide variety of emergency incidents and assist in their mitigation. We encourage all Citizens to stay aware of current events, and report any suspicious activity.
The Marshal's Office is also the enforcement arm of Municipal Court, and in judicial aspects, the Marshal serves at the direction of the Court. Marshal Isaac Gerami and his Deputies, pursue individuals who fail to appear before the court, and bring these persons before the court for adjudication. If you have a Municipal Court Ticket, please contact Municipal Court at 210-910-6400 to make arrangements to dispose of your case. Failure to do so could result in a warrant for your arrest.
The Marshal's Office is proud to announce several exciting upcoming initiatives to keep Von Ormy Citizens safe:
Marshal's Explorer Program: The ongoing effort to keep youth and young adult headed in the right direction, by providing them the ability to Explorer Law Enforcement. For those who wish to enter Law Enforcement as a career, it is the goal of Marshal Gerami and his Deputies to make the tools and training that every Peace Officer practices day to day through there career available to each Explorer. This Program teaches every Explorer the responsibilities of Peace Officers and the skills to apply those tools and training. Each Explorer is required to participate in Community outreach to include City Events. Select Explorers earn the honor of representing The Von Ormy City Marshal's Office at competitions throughout the State of Texas, which they work hard to apply the lessons and skills they acquire to achieve a goal and notoriety from other Agency's and Cities. This program has become a good way for agencies to build a pool of applicants that are closely acclimated to the needs of there Agency and Community. If you are interested in Exploring a career in Law Enforcement contact the Von Ormy City Marshal's Office at (210) 910-6400. Registration is open to youth and young adults 14 Years of Age to 21 Years of Age. If you are interested in making a Donation to the Von Ormy City Marshal's Explorer Program to help provide equipment, supplies, and training opportunities, you can do so with any major credit card via the following link: DONATE NOW EXPLORER PROGRAM
Crime Prevention Surveys(Ongoing): The Marshals’ Office offers crime prevention surveys and tips for Von Ormy Citizen. Anyone wishing to have a survey done on their home or business can contact the Marshal’s Office to set one up. A Crime Prevention Survey will provide you with the information needed to make your house or place of business a less appealing target to criminals and we’ll provide you with information to help keep your family safe.
Von Ormy Child Identity Safety Kit: It is our goal to create an identification database of all the Von Ormy Children in the event that the worst where to happen. In a missing child case time is the worst hurdle to over come. The more information that the Marshal's Office has on hand, the more rapid and positive the response will be upon dissemination of the child's identity. To help us in our efforts to achieve this goal the Marshal's Office has introduced Tommy Von Ormy "The Identity Kid".Click Here For More Information
Violent Criminal Fugitive Apprehension Program (On-going): In conjunction with area Law Enforcement Agencies, the Marshal’s Office will continue to focus efforts to identify, locate and apprehend criminal fugitives who are living within our city. We will direct special attention to predatory violent and sex offender fugitives who are WANTED and are hiding within our community.
Neighborhood Watch Program (Summer 2013): We are busy planning the kick-off of a Neighborhood Watch program, for those citizens who are interested in taking a more proactive role in keeping their City safe, and in reporting suspicious activity to the Marshal's Office.
Illegal Dumping Surveillance Program: The Marshals office will begin to use electronic surveillance equipment to catch violators in the act of illegal dumping on our public roads. Violators caught dumping could face on-site arrest and/or criminal charges in Municipal or County Court for their crimes.
Law Enforcement Training Classes: The Von Ormy Marshal's Office is pleased to announce that work is underway to bring training to Von Ormy for area peace officers. Training Subjects being considered include Family Violence Investigations as well as Child Safety Seat training.
Crime Prevention Tips (Coming Soon!)
Von Ormy Marshal's Office Staff: Interim City Marshal Gerald Smith Deputy Marshal Steven Castro, Patrol Sergeant Deputy Marshal Christopher Zelinsky, Corporal Deputy Marshal Tabita Guerrero, Corporal Deputy Marshal Anthony Martinez Deputy Marshal Guy Bender, W.R.A.C. Deputy Marshal Kris Torres Deputy Marshal Tiffany Aguillen Deputy Marshal Wayne Dennis Deputy Marshal Richard Bullock
If you have any information on a crime that has been committed, a wanted person or would like to report suspicious activity please contact us at 210-910-6400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand the Von Ormy City Marshals' is not currently 24/7 and if you are in need of immediate response contact Bexar County Sheriff's Office at (210) 335-6000, in an Emergency Call 911. We are dispatched from the same system, if we are available then we will be the Agency that respond's.