If you've ever had a questions concerning livestock theft or really any agricultural crime, this is for you. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a law enforcement field day in Tyler on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

The event will allow members of the East Texas community to meet their local TSCRA Special Rangers and other local law enforcement to visit with them. This will be a great resource for livestock producers and landowners.

If you've ever wondered why it's important to brand cattle or about laws on stray livestock, saddle and tack theft prevention, protecting ranch equipment and how to give the best information when reporting crimes? They will have answers to these questions and more.

According to TSCRA, branding is still one of the best ways to help recover lost or stolen livestock. To ensure producers are well informed on the subject, the event includes a live branding demonstration. Special Rangers will also be marking saddles and tack to help with theft prevention and recovery, so be sure to bring any of those items you would like marked.

"Knowledge is a tremendous tool in the fight against theft, and we hope this will be a valuable chance for the community to learn from our expertise and experience as Special Rangers,” said Special Ranger Larry Hand, who is helping organize the event. “We are excited to have this opportunity to meet the men and women we serve each day, and more importantly, make sure they know how to find us if the need arises.”

The event is free of charge to all attendees and includes a beef lunch. TSCRA does ask that attendees register in advance here, and clicking on TSCRA Law Enforcement Field Day, or by calling (800) 242-7820, ext. 192.