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.

 

Mission

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.

Since taking office in 2009 and with the help of Ellis County citizens, we have reduced major crime in Ellis County by 55 percent (figures reported through 2013). Your Sheriff's Office has the only active narcotics unit in the county to attack local drug issues. We have more marked units 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. And we have done all this with the same budget the retired sheriff had in 2008.

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 issues scam alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ECSO issues scam alert

Waxahachie, Texas – Nov. 26, 2014

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is warning people to beware an unidentified male suspect who is calling elderly residents and trying to scare them into sending him money. The suspect has called at least four people in recent days and told them he is with the ECSO Civil and Warrants Division. The suspect then tells them he has a warrant for their arrest on a charge of contempt for failing to show up for jury duty.

The suspect tells them that, unless they send him a prepaid PayPal card in the amount of $497.57 to cover the warrant’s fine, he will show up at their house and arrest them. The suspect has used the name of ECSO personnel and also told residents he is working with the District Clerk’s Office.

“This is an outright scam,” ECSO Criminal Investigation Division Sgt. Phil Slaughter says. “We know of four people so far who have been contacted by him. Fortunately, none of them sent him any money. They all contacted us first.”

The investigation has determined that the calls from the cell phone being used in the scam are originating out of the state of Georgia. “We want to get the word out that this is a scam. We don’t want anyone to be victimized,” Slaughter says. “The Sheriff’s Office doesn’t call people to tell them they have a warrant – and we never try to collect money for a warrant. That’s not our practice.”

Anyone who may have received a phone call from the scam artist is asked to contact Slaughter at 972-825-4965.


Media contact: Jo Ann Livingston

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Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in new Deputy

Waxahachie, Texas – Nov. 16, 2014

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in James Chad Raney as a Deputy Sheriff. His prior service includes working as a reserve peace officer with Ellis County Constable Pct. 2 Office. He will be assigned to the Patrol Division.


Media contact: Jo Ann Livingston

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