A THRIVING CAREER
In 23 years of overseeing the Detention Division operations for the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, I have gained tremendous hands-on experience in creating, developing, and implementing strategic initiatives within the office. I have a proven track record of leadership within the Sheriff’s Office.
The first opportunity for me to serve in a leadership role within the Sheriff’s Office came in 1991. I was tasked to lead the transition into the Minimum Security Jail and later became the first Sergeant to supervise operations at the new jail. I helped coordinate the construction of the maximum security expansion of that same facility in 2000. We added another building in 2004 specifically to hold the back-log of prisoners sentenced to state prison. With the support of Commissioners Court, Sheriff Kirk and I developed a long-term plan for the future of Brazos County that included a $55 million jail expansion of the facility on Sandy Point Road. I directly supervised the planning, design, construction, and transition into a world-class direct supervision facility.
As the Jail Administrator, I serve in a command level position. This means that I am directly responsible for the direct supervision and management of more than 180 Sheriff’s Office personnel and an annual budget of $15 million dollars. During my tenure I have supported our involvement in State and National organizations to ensure we are on the cutting edge of innovation. I have served as President of both the American Jail Association and the Texas Jail Association. And in 2010, I was recognized by my law enforcement peers as the recipient of the Jerry Baggs Leadership Award from the Texas Jail Association.
I firmly believe that we must cultivate the next generation of criminal justice leaders.
I have devoted countless hours serving as an instructor, commissioner, and board member to several professional law enforcement organizations in an effort to teach others; to promote professional growth; and develop best practices.
As you review my credentials and learn more about me, I believe that you will find that I am the right choice to lead the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office into the future. I have the leadership skills and the experience necessary to lead a large organization, manage change and solve problems. I have worked with elected officials and department heads throughout Brazos County to make our community safer and stronger.
I would truly appreciate your vote on March 3, 2020 in the Republican Primary.