Southwest Law Enforcement

Blackwater used the pseudonym "Southwest Law Enforcement" on the permits for the Blackwater Otay training facility. This is an interesting approach. In the past, they said they would be training only "Military and Law Enforcement." A convenient way around that restriction would be to name a subsidiary with the term "Law Enforcement" in the name, thereby performing (illegal) paramilitary training and making it look like it is legit.

In an Internet search, most hits relate to the Southwest Law Enforcement Academy (was http://www.swlea.org), recently renamed Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (http://svcjta.com). Blackwater may have been using this name change as a way to legitimize their operation by making it sound like the academy.

The Southwest Criminal Justice Training Academy, formerly known as Southwest Law Enforcement Academy was established in 1972 to furnish the highest achievable level of professional law enforcement service to the participating jurisdictions through the development operation of Basic Recruit training, continuing In-Service programs, and numerous specialized training programs. Four counties and the towns within originally established the Academy. These local governments entered into a compact establishing a charter for the Academy. To complete the Academy's role as a training agency, it received recognition by the Criminal Justice Officers Training and Standards Commission, which is now called the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Southwest Law Enforcement Sales is apparently a gun-dealer in Texas.
2208 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79903
(915) 544-8889

This information was included in a list of dealers of another firm

Southwest Law Enforcement
P.O. Box 5984
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
714-962-6740

But this is just a residence: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=+9841+STAR+DR+%09+HUNTINGTON+BEACH+%09+CA&sll=32.780392,-116.947946&sspn=0.01252,0.018797&ie=UTF8&ll=33.664354,-117.956429&spn=0.012394,0.018797&z=16&layer=c&cbll=33.661101,-117.956478&panoid=o8qccPXtO5dvpqR5LbxwMw&cbp=1,8.451961034019519,,0,3.4897228749015037

Found this:

http://www.dickinsonparks.org/ParkBoard/RM6-11-07minutes.pdf

Pursuant to due call and order, the Board of Park Commissioners, Dickinson Park District, met for a regular meeting at the West River Community Center at 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2007.
...
The second permit is a two year permit for the Southwest Law Enforcement Pistol Range with the purpose of a shooting range at Patterson Lake. Commissioner Kelly Cooper made a motion to approve the two year permit to the Southwest Law Enforcement Pistol Range. Motion duly seconded by Carol Herauf. Upon vote, all aye. Motion carried.

Here is Patterson Lake: http://www.dickinsonparks.org/Facilities/PattersonLake.htm


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Located 3 Miles West and 1 Mile South of Dickinson, ND on Highway 10 or take Exit 59 off I-94

Patterson Lake is owned by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and is managed by Dickinson Parks & Recreation.

  • Dickenson Parks and Recreation
  • http://www.dickinsonparks.org
  • 2004 Fairway Street, Dickinson ND, 58601
  • Phone: (701) 456-2074
  • Fax: (701) 456-2073


here's what i've found on Southwestern Law Enforcement. a quick internet search showed they've hosted at least one conference with city police departments advocating the use of private contractors in conjunction with city pds for community policing. i couldn't find any financial info or anything "weird" though. i included Southwestern Security Services because they are hq'd in Brownsville and thought, given the owner's Republican leanings, he might be of interest in light of the border wall (more specifically whose land it does and does NOT [read Ray Hunt - who now has foreign intelligence level clearance] run through).

--++ Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute

D-U-N-SŪ Number:11-197-1573
Company Name:Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute

Mail Address:1778 N Plano Rd Ste 212
Richardson, TX, USA 75081-1958
County:Dallas
MSA:Dallas

Phone
972-664-3471
Location Type: Single Location
Subsidiary Status: Non Subsidiary
Plant/Facility Size: 8,600 Sq Ft
Year Established: 1947
Ownership
Private
Prescreen Score: Low Risk

Employee Count: (All Sites)30
Employment
(Individual Site) Current Year: 30
Sales
(All Sites) $1,100,000 US (Estimated/Modeled)
Sales
(Individual Sites) $1,100,000 US (Estimated/Modeled)

Executives:Mr David Ellwanger - President

SIC Code(s): 86990000 - Membership organizations, nec (Primary)

Line of Business: Membership Organization

Product(s):ORGANIZATIONS, NEC

NAICS Code(s): 813990 - Other Similar Organizations (Exc Bus, Prof, Labor & Political Org) (Primary)

Notes:
The Prescreen Score herein is furnished in confidence for your exclusive use for legitimate business purposes and shall not be reproduced. Neither Harris Info Source, D&B, nor their sources or distributors, warrant such information nor shall they be liable for your use or reliance upon it.

Southwestern Security Service Inc

D-U-N-SŪ Number:03-193-0357
Company Name: Southwestern Security Service Inc

Mail Address: PO Box 4718
Brownsville, TX, USA 78523-4718
County:Cameron
MSA:Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito

Street Address:505 E Washington St
Brownsville, TX, 78520-6023
County:Cameron
MSA:Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito

Phone
956-546-4141
Location Type: Headquarters
Subsidiary Status: Non Subsidiary
Plant/Facility Size: 3,500 Sq Ft
Owns/Rents
Owns
Year Established: 1968
Ownership
Private, Minority-Owned
Prescreen Score: Low Risk

Employee Count: (All Sites) 332
Employment
(Individual Site) Current Year: 145
Sales
(All Sites)$15,724,752 US (Actual)
Sales
(Individual Sites)$15,724,752 US (Actual)

Executives:Mr Jesse Morales - President

Executive Biographies:
Mr Jesse Morales YEAR OF BIRTH: 1933 1957-68 EMPLOYED BY MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT, MIDLAND, TX. 1968-77 EMPLOYED BY MIDLAND DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MIDLAND COUNTY, TEXAS. 1968-PRESENT ACTIVE HERE.

SIC Code(s):73810204 - Private investigator (Primary)

Line of Business: Detective/Armored Car Services

Product(s):PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR SVCS

NAICS Code(s):561611 - Investigation Services (Primary)

Jesse Morales
Political Campaign Contributions
2008 Election Cycle
Contribution Totals

2008 Contribution Count/Amount 4/$5,300
2006 Contribution Count/Amount 5/$2,900
2004 Contribution Count/Amount 6/$4,740
2002 Contribution Count/Amount 6/$8,000
2000 Contribution Count/Amount 10/$7,900

Jesse Morales Contribution List in 2008
Name Location Employer/Occupation Dollar Amount Date Primary/General Contibuted To
Morales, Jesse Mr. BROWNSVILLE, TX 78520 Southwestern Security Service Inc./ $700 07/25/2007 P NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE - Republican
MORALES, JESSE BROWNSVILLE, TX 78523 SOUTHWESTERN SECURITY SERVICES/SECU $4,600 07/20/2007 P TEXANS FOR SENATOR JOHN CORNYN INC - Republican
MORALES, JESSE BROWNSVILLE, TX 78523 SOUTHWESTERN SECURITY SERVICES/SECU $-2,300 07/20/2007 P TEXANS FOR SENATOR JOHN CORNYN INC - Republican
MORALES, JESSE BROWNSVILLE, TX 78523 SOUTHWESTERN SECURITY SERVICES/SECU $2,300 07/20/2007 G TEXANS FOR SENATOR JOHN CORNYN INC - Republican

-- Raymond Lutz - 05 May 2008
Topic revision: r4 - 2008-06-08, RaymondLutz
 

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