Year: 2019

Environmental law course lets governments clean up crime

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The Regional Environmental Task Force (RETF) and CAPCOG will lead two courses on how local governments can better prosecute environmental crimes and cleanup dumpsites and hazardous materials that threaten their resident’s health and safety. A basic and an intermediate environmental

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Aging Services director addresses older adult resiliency at state conference

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The CAPCOG Aging Services Director, Patty Bordie, emphasized the importance of fostering individual resiliency in older adults in her presentation at the state-wide Aging in Texas Conference in June. She discussed the perception of health, people’s ability to cope with

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RPS updates CARTS Maps, adds them to myCommuteSolutions

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CAPCOG’s Regional Planning and Service Division partnered with the Capital Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) to update the transportation system’s interurban coach maps making them more accessible to daily commuters including myCommuteSolutions.com users. By being more inclusive of all the

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RLEA adds in-service courses to finish TCOLE training period

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) is offering more than 20 in-service courses in Austin and around the region to ensure peace officers receive their mandatory 40-hours of continuing education and other required training before the end of the

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Flood resiliency workshop to be foundation for regional plan

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The U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) and CAPCOG will conduct a Capital Area Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop that lays the foundation for developing a regional plan on the topic by bringing together local jurisdictions and state and federal agencies.

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MyCommuteSolutions.com relaunches, improves experience

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The CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services Division upgraded the Commute Solutions program by updating the commute planning and tracking tool and website, myCommuteSolutions.com. The update makes it easier for residents to determine sustainable traveling options in an effort to lower

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Prepare for wildfire season by registering for alerts at WarnCentralTexas.org

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Public safety officials and local advocates from around the region at a Warn Central Texas press conference in May urged Central Texas residents to prepare for the 2019 wildfire season by staying aware of their wildfire risk, mitigating dangers, and

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CAPCOG sends criminal justice grant priorities to governor

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The CAPCOG Executive Committee in May approved a prioritized list of recommended projects to receive funding from four Office of the Governor (OOG), Criminal Justice Division (CJD) grant programs ranking 54 applications from local governments and nonprofits. The OOG will

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Basic peace officer courses turn cadets into everyday heroes

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy will conduct a full-time, day and a part-time, night Basic Peace Officer Course in October and November, respectively, so agencies region wide can have a greater pool of licensed peace officers to support their

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New RLEA Director takes local, regional approach to training

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Mike Jennings, former director of CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy from 2007 to 2015, returned to the position on May 20. Jennings, a 48-year veteran of policing, wants to ensure local jurisdictions have their pick of top caliber peace officers

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