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.

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.

 

Fallen officers remembered during 2016 Police Memorial


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Fallen officers remembered during 2016 Police Memorial

Waxahachie, Texas – May 13, 2016

The 2016 Police Memorial for Ellis County was held Friday, May 13, at the pocket park in downtown Waxahachie. Law enforcement agencies from around the county were represented, with members of the community also on hand for the memorial ceremony.

The ceremony was held in anticipation of National Police Week, which saw its beginnings in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week (http://www.policeweek.org/).

Every year, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office works with law enforcement agencies throughout Ellis County to put together a ceremony that honors the sacrifice made by our fellow peace officers and their families. The goal of this ceremony is to never allow a peace officer, who has been killed in the line of duty, to be forgotten.

During each ceremony a roll call is made, where every fallen officer’s name is called out by a current member of law enforcement. If a family member is not available to call “present” during the roll call, we have someone from the fallen officer’s agency call “present” for them. As part of the ceremony, an honor guard raises the flag and then lowers it to half-staff.

From August 1880 through July 2012, we have lost 14 peace officers in the line of duty here in Ellis County. This year, we held our ceremony May 13 and had three of the four families of a fallen officer present to honor their loved one and our fellow brothers by calling “present” during the roll call.

Planning for the 2017 ceremony will begin in January.

 

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

 

Spring 2016 drug take back program a success


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Spring 2016 drug take back program a success

Waxahachie, Texas – April 30, 2016

The prescription drug take back event held April 30, 2016, took in more than 900 pounds of unused medications. The six participating Ellis County drop-off points took in 860 pounds of unused or expired medications while a participating Navarro County site took in 73 pounds.

This is the seventh year the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office has assisted with this program, which brings together law enforcement and several nonprofits, including Impact Waxahachie and Impact Ennis.

The event, which is held spring and fall serves to collect unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Providing a convenient way for residents to turn in these medications helps prevent their falling into the wrong hands and getting out on the streets. It also serves to help protect the environment by providing a safe means of disposal as opposed to people flushing them down a toilet.

The public’s support is much appreciated. Since the spring of 2013, more than 4,600 pounds of medications have been turned in and safely destroyed through this community-wide effort.

 

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

 
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