El Paso, TX
2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|El Paso||Patrick Turley
In El Paso, Patrick Turley has demonstrated leadership as he works within the community to assist and protect victims of crime.
As the regional director for the Department of Family and Protective Services - Adult Protective Services (APS), Mr. Turley regularly attends the same training required by his caseworkers.
He came to the agency in 2005 at a time of statewide reform following several high-profile cases involving abuse of the elderly and disabled. With help from the Texas legislature, Mr. Turley has drastically changed the face of APS.
Recognizing that elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation are deep-rooted societal problems that must be addressed, Mr. Turley helped form the non-profit Silver Start Board to assist in raising additional funds and donations to be used for victims of abuse.
Mr. Turley also serves as the board president for STARS (Sexual Trauma and Assault Services - El Paso’s Rape Crisis Center) and the Crime Victims’ Rights Council, and is on the board of the Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso, where he works with Child Protective Services and Child Care Licensing.
Mr. Turley graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/economics in 1981. He went on to attend the Leadership Command College, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University in 1996. In 2001, he was honored by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education as a master peace officer and instructor.