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 completes July 4 DWI STEP enforcement; next initiative slated for Labor Day


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR RELEASE:

ECSO completes July 4 DWI STEP enforcement; next initiative slated for Labor Day

Waxahachie, Texas – Aug. 5, 2014

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recently wrapped up its summer holiday travel period increased enforcement initiative. From June 27 to July 7, the agency used state grant funding to put additional Deputies on the road to keep a lookout for DWI and DUI offenders.

DWI Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation covers all costs related to the extra enforcement.

“The DWI STEP grant funding helped us place additional manpower on the roads around the July 4 traveling season,” Sheriff Johnny Brown said. “We will have an increased enforcement presence again over the Labor Day holiday period. These extra Deputies on duty are helping us to keep our roadways clear of unsafe drivers.”

The public is reminded that Ellis County is a no-refusal county, which means blood samples are drawn in any suspected DWI/DUI offense.

The DWI STEP program also has provided funding for additional activities including community outreach and education.

This is ECSO’s second DWI STEP grant; the agency previously was awarded a grant in 2011.


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

 

ECSO to participate in DWI STEP over July 4 holiday travel period


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ECSO to participate in DWI STEP over July 4 holiday travel period

Waxahachie, Texas – June 27, 2014

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office will have an increased enforcement presence on the roads during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period. From June 27 to July 7, additional Deputies will be on the lookout for DWI and DUI offenders.

Funding for the initiative is provided through a DWI STEP (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant covers all costs related to the extra enforcement, including payroll and administrative costs, vehicle usage and fuel expense.

“We are taking advantage of this grant opportunity to put additional manpower on the roads during the holiday season,” Sheriff Johnny Brown said. “More Deputies on duty means more unsafe drivers can be removed from behind the wheel.”

Brown reminds the public that Ellis County is now a no-refusal county, which means a blood sample will be drawn in any suspected DWI/DUI offense.

This is the first of two holiday travel periods this year that ECSO will have an increased enforcement presence to address DWI/DUI offenses. The next will be over Labor Day. Additional activities being conducted under the grant program include community outreach and education.

This is ECSO’s second DWI STEP grant; the agency previously was awarded a grant in 2011.


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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