Ellis County Sheriff's Office Website

Welcome to the Ellis County Sheriff's Office website. This is another avenue, for me as your Sheriff, to help keep you informed of what is happening in your County and YOUR Sheriff's Office. Please visit the site often for updates.



The mission of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is to provide professional law enforcement services to citizens and visitors of Ellis County. This Office will strive to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner.

The Sheriff and his Deputies recognize that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This Office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce criminal activity and within legal limits, to assist in bringing to justice those that prey on the person and property of others.


Message from the Sheriff

When you elected me as your Sheriff I promised a new philosophy for the office and changes that would enhance county law enforcement services to you. This website is just one example of the updating we are doing. It is my goal for you to be able to learn of the services available and to provide contact information should you need help from the Sheriff's Office.

We've had a 60% reduction in the volume of Part 1 crimes from 2008 to present. Your Sheriff's Office has the only active narcotics unit in the county to attack local drug issues. We have more marked units and uniformed deputies on the county roads and highways, have initiated an air wing, marine unit, opened up 288 more beds in the jail, started charging inmates a co-pay for medical services, have put more inmates out on county roads picking up trash and started a vegetable garden (worked by inmates), to name a few.

Come by and visit. Let me know you are coming and I will have hot coffee or iced tea ready for you. My direct office number is 972-825-4901.


ECSO Explorers awarded first place overall honors at Battle of Big D


Johnny Brown, Sheriff


ECSO Explorers awarded first place overall honors at Battle of Big D

Waxahachie, Texas – April 7, 2016

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post took home first place overall honors during the third annual Dallas Police Explorer Battle at Big D competition at Fair Park on Saturday, April 2. The Battle of Big D competition is an invitation-only meet of 24, four-member teams that each took part in four skills-based scenarios. This year’s meet featured scenarios on active shooter, DWI, robbery in progress and domestic violence.

Representing the ECSO Explorers were its Green team of Capt. Gage Adams, Sgt. Shelby Snodgress, Cpl. Noel Campbell and Remigio Gomez. The Green team was awarded first place overall honors based upon its scenario scores of first place in active shooter, first in domestic disturbance, second in DWI and second in robbery in progress.

Also representing the ECSO Explorers was its Red team of Lt. Ross McRee, Tristan McQueen, Courtney Cline and Everett Bias. The Red team was honored with first place in the DWI scenario and third place in the active shooter scenario.

“I’ve seen most of these kids grow from ‘rookies’ to ‘veterans,’ ” said Deputy and Explorer Advisor Ella Pollins, who has worked with the post since 2011. “They’re very hard working and dedicated young adults and I was proud of them for accomplishing their goal. These kids are something else and they make me very proud to be their advisor.”

Added Deputy and Explorer Advisor Hunter Barnes, “I’m so proud of these kids; all the hard work has paid off. With continued training and dedication we look forward to the state competition.”

For more information on the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 972-825-4934.

Media contact: Jo Ann Livingston This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


2015 Racial Profiling Report

Public information notice: Racial profiling is not an accepted practice in law enforcement. It is not and won’t be condoned by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone who feels he or she may have been the subject of racial profiling is asked to contact Sheriff’s Capt. Chuck Laubach at 972-825-4921. Each year, the ECSO prepares an annual statistical report that includes the number of traffic stops, arrests and searches by race and ethnicity, among other information. Download a PDF of the 2015 report here.

  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »

Page 1 of 28

Burn Ban Info

Road Closure Info