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.

 

ECSO recognizes two for their years of service


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ECSO recognizes two for their years of service

Waxahachie, Texas – Dec. 23, 2015

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office recognized two members for their years of service upon their leaving the agency during the month of December.

Peter Steuer (shown above left) served with the Sheriff’s Office from 2003 to 2015. He was previously with the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he started his law enforcement career in 1979. Steuer has returned to service with the DPS, where he will work as a Special Ranger.

After 14 years of service with the Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Investigator Glen Smith (shown above right) has joined the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office.

Going away parties were held for both, with their Ellis County colleagues dropping by the main station to visit and swap stories – and wish them well with their future endeavors.


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

 

Sheriff warns about scam targeting elderly residents


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff warns about scam targeting elderly residents

Waxahachie, Texas – Dec. 23, 2015

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is advising people to be aware of a scam that is currently going around and is believed to have international ties.

These calls are primarily targeting the elderly, who are told they have to send money via Western Union or a Walmart Green Dot Bank card. Investigation of the contact phone numbers being given the targeted residents shows the calls have an international origin.

The Sheriff’s Office has received a half-dozen reports about this scam, which involves an unknown suspect calling a resident and demanding money. The majority of the demands have said the intended victim’s grandchild is in jail and needs bail money; however, one of the demands said the intended victim’s granddaughter had been taken and a ransom had to be sent before she would be returned.

All of the targets subsequently contacted their family members and learned there was no incident and their grandchildren were OK; however, one of them did not do so until after he had sent money to the scammer. The Sheriff’s Office advises that anyone who receives such a phone call to contact their family members first and before responding to the demand.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that people please spread the word that this scam is occurring and, if someone gets a phone call of this nature, to contact family members before sending any money anywhere. People need to be leery of anyone who calls and demands money, including if the voice on the phone says they’re with law enforcement. Law enforcement does not call people and demand they send money via Western Union or a Walmart Green Dot Bank card – that is not how law enforcement operates.

Again, if you receive such a call – before you do anything – you need to contact family members and determine their whereabouts. If they’re OK, you can ignore the call as having come from a scammer. If there is a reason you believe the call is legitimate, you need to contact your law enforcement agency and get them involved.

 

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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