Community of Segno Partners With Polk County Sheriff's Office in Wise Eyes Program, SEGNO, April 12, 2008 - The Polk County Sheriff's Department and citizens of the community of Segno held a meeting on April 12, 2008 at the Segno Volunteer Fire Deparment. Polk County Sheriff's Department Special Operations manager, J.R. Jones gave a presentation about the Wise Eyes Program and afterwards, Sheriff Hammack took the floor and fielded questions from the audience. One issue that came up several times during the question and answer time was THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE. The purpose of the Wise Eyes program is to have in place a program that augments Polk County public safety officials with available volunteer manpower in the case of child abduction and all crimes that are of a serious nature where suspects are being sought. Sheriff Hammack explained to citizens when deadly force should be used and stated that they have a right to defend themselves. He urged citizens to read the Texas Statute online pertaining to the use of deadly force. He also cautioned citizens to never expose themselves or anyone else to any danger and to get what information you can without any risk. He also pointed out that under no circumstances should you confront any suspects or take on the role of law enforcement. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will provide free training to Wise Eyes participants in starting and maintaining a crime watch network, narcotics and drug lab recognition, home safety and burglary prevention, identifying and reporting suspicious activities. Sheriff Hammack also urged citizens to communicate with local law enforcement and told them that any and all emails sent to the Polk County Sheriff's Department would be read and answered.