Sheriff Tom Schmerber and staff played host to a Bi-National border safety forum in Maverick County last Friday. Over sixty attendees sat in on the sessions focusing on collaborative law enforcement efforts in the area and partook in discussions that helped strengthen communications between participating agencies in Mexico and the United States.
Among those joining the Sheriff were fellow peers Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar, Kimble County Sheriff Hilario Cantu, Brooks County Sheriff Urbino Martinez, and Zavala County Sheriff Eusevio Salinas. Delegates from Mexico and the State of Coahuila included Lic. Roberto Rodriguez with the PGJE, Rigoberto Raul Rodriguez, Delegado de la Procuraduria Regional, Selene Rodriguez Gonzalez, Assesora Juridica de Fuerza Coahuila, and several other Agency officials. County Judge David Saucedo was on hand to welcome attendees to Maverick County and praised those present for their roles in making public safety their top priority. Pct. 2 Comissioner Rosy Cantu, Mexican Consulate Ismael Navejas, representatives from State Rep. Alfonso Nevarez's Office, the United States Border Patrol, and the Texas Department of Public Safety were also in attendance to listen to the issues primordial to the safety in our border region.
Members of the Buddy Foundation gave a brief presentation on their mission and intentions and explained how their issues are not isolated to Maverick County and affect those in Mexico as well.
Sheriff Schmerber once again thanks those in attendance for their time and input during this important meeting and continues his commitment to working together to improve the safety and well being of the communities along the border.