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.

 

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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Text to 9-1-1 services expanded


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Text to 9-1-1 services expanded

Waxahachie, Texas – Nov. 16, 2014

Ellis County residents now have the ability to send emergency text messages to 9-1-1 at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division via any of the four major cellular telephone providers. AT&T and Sprint recently implemented the service, joining T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, which were set up earlier this year. 

Text to 9-1-1 is for emergency use only and anyone using this service is asked to follow these guidelines: 

• Call if you can, text if you can’t

• Know your location and be ready to type it in – Text to 9-1-1 does NOT provide a location to dispatchers

• Include the nature of the emergency

• Be ready to type in what help you need

• Text in plain, simple language – do NOT use abbreviations or slang

• Do NOT text and drive – pull over to a safe location and stop your vehicle before texting

Authorities anticipate the Text to 9-1-1 service will be utilized when people are unable to speak or unable to make a voice call. To send an emergency text message, do so via the texting function on a cellular telephone. Type 9-1-1 in the recipient field, compose the message and hit send.

This service is expected to allow the deaf, hard of hearing and or speech-impaired communities direct access to 9-1-1 services. It also will allow people involved in a mass incident – where cellular telephone service is tied up due to the emergency – to send a text message.

Additional uses could include circumstances such as an active shooting, domestic disturbance, home invasion or abduction – and also where a person’s safety would be compromised if a voice call were made to 9-1-1.

It does take longer when communicating with 9-1-1 via text messages and people are asked to call first, if at all possible. If the texter is in an area where the Text to 9-1-1 service is not available, a “bounce back” message will notify the texter that he or she will have to make a voice call to reach 9-1-1.

The effort to establish Text to 9-1-1 is being coordinated with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. For more information, visit online at www.thenew911.org.

 

Media contact: Jo Ann Livingston

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