Public ServiceJailer Crystal A. Irvin DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office
Jail Captain Crystal A. Irvin has been a jailer with the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office for just over 4 years,and is highly motivated and community active. In April 2010, Jail Captain Irvin organized the DeWittCounty Sheriff’s Office Employee Association softball tournament and helped to raise over $3,000. A$1,000 scholarship from the tournament’s funds was given to a local senior high school student interestedin a law enforcement degree. June 2010 was hot, but not for the elderly thanks to Crystal, who coordinateda fan drive. In August, Jail Captain Irvin organized a school supply drive with matching donations of $900for four school districts, along with a $500 scholarship to an employee wanting to attend a police academy.November’s Taco Thursday provided breakfast tacos prepared by DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office personnel,which raised $965 for the Deputy Santa Program. Jailer Irvin arranged a police patch and volleyballtournament: another fund drive for Deputy Santa. After learning about a single-parent employee with anautistic child, Crystal rallied her co-workers to provide a birthday party and gifts. All the while, Jail CaptainCrystal Irvin oversaw the expanding 51 to 161 bed jail facility. It is for this driving force that theAchievement Award for Public Service is awarded to Jail Captain Crystal A. Irvin.
Senior Deputy Sheriff Derrick R. Taylor Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Senior Deputy Derrick R. Taylor, a jailer for over 19 years and a 12-year peace officer with the TravisCounty Sherriff’s Office, successfully facilitated several presentations focused on youth behavior.Deputy Taylor presents “Consequences” to inform at-risk youths of the positive and negative effects of their choices. “Shattered Dreams” is another program in which students are educated on the impact of drinkingand driving. Derrick also serves as Advisor for Explorer Post 1099, providing guidance and structure toyoung people in weekly meetings, where they learn about careers in law enforcement and valuablecommunity services. Each year Deputy Taylor arranges for boat rides at Mansfield Dam for Texas Schoolfor the Deaf students for Ranger Days. “Extravaganza” is a daylong law enforcement fun day with freefood, games, door prizes, along with access to many area nonprofits and the opportunity for citizens tomeet officers up close and personal. This “give back” to the community was to make it better known thatTravis County Sheriff’s deputies are always on duty to help. It is with deep thanks for Senior DeputyDerrick R. Taylor commitment to his community that the Public Service award is given.
Jailer Adan Maldonado Webb County Sheriff’s Office
Jailer Adan Maldonado is years ahead of his coworkers as a result of his “can do” attitude. A correctionsofficer for the Webb County Sheriff’s Office for the past year and a half, Maldonado, who also has aMaster’s Degree from Texas A&M University, received his TCLEOSE Instructor’s Proficiency Certification in2010. Jailer Maldonado is a Beta Trainer for the new pilot program “NetSmartz,” developed by the NationalCenter for Missing and Exploited Children in conjunction with the Internet Crimes against Children TaskForce in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Netsmartz got its start in Laredo and teachesInternet safety to children from kindergarten through 12
grade. The Netsmartz Program uses 3-Danimation characters such as Clicky the Netsmartz Robot to warn about online dangers and teach how toavoid them as the characters round up “Webville Outlaws.” In grades 3-6, the program introduces childrento the dangerous “Wizzywigs” and what to do about them. The teens and tweens presentation consists of