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 members assist with Special Olympics of Texas fundraiser


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ECSO members assist with Special Olympics of Texas fundraiser

Waxahachie, Texas – July 24, 2015

Special Olympians, members of the Ellis County Sheriff's Office and Duncanville Police Department participated in a "Tip A Cop" fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics of Texas earlier this week at the Texas Roadhouse in Mansfield. The "Tip A Cop" event raised $2,600, including matching gifts and T-shirt sales, and was part of a program hosted by Texas Roadhouse restaurants around the state.

Shown with several Special Olympians and other participants are ECSO Deputy Ken Hatcher (at left) and Duncanville Crime Prevention Officer Doug Sisk (at right). Photo courtesy of Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Texas.

 

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

 

Explorers participating in summer academies co-hosted by ECSO


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Explorers participating in summer academies co-hosted by ECSO

Waxahachie, Texas – July 14, 2015

Three Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers recently completed a Basic Explorer Academy co-hosted by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Coppell Police Department, Irving Police Department and Colleyville Police Department. The two-week basic academy was sponsored by the American Legion and was held at the Irving Police and Fire Academy.

The three ECSO Explorers, Jon Anthony, Noel Campbell and Remi Gomez, were among 24 Explorers in attendance, with Campbell voted in as president of the class. Other Explorer posts represented by members were Colleyville, Coppell, Irving, Keller, Little Elm and Trophy Club.

At the academy, the each of the Explorers was assigned to one of three squads: Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. ECSO Explorer Hannah Littles, who graduated from last year’s basic academy, returned this year as a volunteer to serve as Charlie Squad leader.

The basic academy begins with team building exercises before moving into marching drills and physical training. Each Explorer is put through the Learning for Life fitness evaluation on the first day and each day begins with physical training before moving into skills training exercises. Afternoons are typically spent in classroom study.

Topics covered included the Code of Criminal Procedure, handcuffing, use of force, traffic enforcement, misdemeanor and felony traffic stops, domestic disturbances, DWI investigation, building searches, bomb investigation and crime scene investigation. Physical skills training included completion of a U.S. Marine Corps obstacle course, rappelling exercises and defensive tactics.

A special activity saw the Explorers take part in a memorial run to the Officer Aubrey Hawkins Memorial. Hawkins was serving as an Irving police officer when he was gunned down and killed by escaped convicts after responding to a report of a sporting goods store.

The co-hosting agencies also have put together an Advanced Explorer Academy that will see its inaugural class this summer. About a dozen ECSO Explorers are expected to attend the specialized one-week school from July 20-24. To attend the advanced academy, an Explorer must have graduated from the basic academy and have a minimum of one year’s experience.

The advanced academy will include participation in specialized training scenarios, high and low ropes courses, rappelling exercises and several advanced skills topics. Instructors at this year’s academy have more than 70 years of Exploring experience between them, according to ECSO Deputy and Explorer Advisor Jeff Prater, who says, “We’re helping them (the Explorers) with the knowledge that we have.”

For more information about the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Exploring Program, contact Deputy Jeff Prater by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone at 972-825-4934.


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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