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.

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 honors Air Wing’s retiring chief pilot


Johnny Brown, Sheriff


ECSO honors Air Wing’s retiring chief pilot

Waxahachie, Texas – Jan. 6, 2014

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently honored Glynn “Doc” Hall on his “retirement” from service to the agency.

Hall had served as the volunteer chief pilot for the ECSO Air Wing for more than four years. He was presented with a plaque thanking him for his “unselfish dedication to Ellis County.”

While serving as chief pilot, Hall assisted with the development of an operational manual for the Air Wing along with a curriculum and training program for tactical flight officers. TFOs are commissioned/sworn officers who are onboard the aircraft when it is in the air.

“We flew patrols and had callouts. There also were emergencies to attend to,” said Hall of the Air Wing’s responsibilities. “It was a lot of volunteer time; it was enjoyable.”

Hall received his pilot’s certificate in 1956 and has amassed more than 8,000 hours, including crop dusting, flight instructing, charter work and banner towing. He holds commercial, single-engine, multi-engine, instrument, ground instructor and flight instructor certificates and ratings.

Alongside his years as a pilot, Hall’s primary career was in higher education/academics. Hall spent 36 years in university work, primarily in graduate teaching and administration. Eighteen years were spent with the Southwestern Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, where he served as the first academic dean and later first full-time president. He moved to Waxahachie in 1996 and served as the inaugural dean of the graduate program at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

He later resigned from that deanship to work for American Airlines for a few months but was subsequently called to another deanship with SAGU, where he continued serving until his retirement four years ago.

During its December 2013 commencement ceremonies, the university honored him with the designation of Dean Emeritus.

Hall has now moved to Springfield, Mo., where he says he will continue to pilot and remain active.

“I will never completely retire,” he says with a smile.

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ECSO honors two retirees


Johnny Brown, Sheriff


ECSO honors two retirees

Waxahachie, Texas – Jan. 3, 2014

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and county employees honored retiring Deputy Clifford and Sgt. Sandra Stacks with a reception Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 31, 2013, at the Courts and Administration Building.

Sheriff Johnny Brown presented the retiring couple with their Ellis County Sheriff’s Retiree ID cards, and their Division supervisor, Lt. Michael Tobey, presented them with individual plaques for their service.

The plaques attested to their “many years of dedicated service to the citizens of Ellis County” as well as their having “set an example of hard work and professionalism for so many.”

Also recognizing Clifford and Sandra Stacks’ work was County Court-at-Law Judge Gene Calvert Jr. As part of their duties with ECSO, each had served stints as bailiffs in his courtroom.

Clifford Stacks began his peace officer career with ECSO in July 1996. His duties through the years included serving as an animal control officer and as a bailiff.

Sandra Stacks started her career at ECSO as a jailer in January 1992. In October 1995, she went to peace officer and worked as a bailiff and transport. She promoted to sergeant over Civil/CHS/Warrants/Transport/ACO in January 2012.

Photo cutline: (From left) Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown, Sandra Stacks, Chief Deputy Dennis Brearley, Clifford Stacks and Lt. Michael Tobey.

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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