Administration

Sheriff Charles E. Edge

Charles Edge was appointed by Ellis County Commissioners Court to serve as Ellis County Sheriff on April 21, 2017.

Sheriff Edge served as Chief of Police for Waxahachie from 2007 - 2014, and was in charge of the departments budget, 59 police officers and support staff. One of his many accomplishments in Waxahachie include being recognized by the Texas Police Chiefs Foundation for best practices and procedures.

Sheriff Edge started his career in law enforcement in 1982 with the Baytown Police Department. He served in Baytown for 21 years with his last assignment as a field commander with the Harris County Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force. From Baytown, he served as the chief of police of the Palestine Police Department for four years before coming to Waxahachie in April of 2007. During his career, Edge took a civil service leave of absence serving honorably in the military with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and the First Armored Division. Sheriff Edge is also a graduate of the 222nd session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the Leadership and Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.


Chief Deputy Mitch Bartley

Chief Deputy Mitch Bartley graduated the South Plains Associations of Government Academy in Lubbock, Texas in 1983. Chief Bartley spent a combined 5 years with the South Plains College Police Department and Levelland Police Department before he started his career with the Waxahachie Police Department in 1988. During his 20 plus years at Waxahachie, he has served in many different roles. Chief Bartley has worked in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics and Administration. During the 9 years Chief Bartley worked narcotics; he was appointed and served as the Narcotics Task Force Commander. In June 2009 Bartley was promoted to Assistant Chief of Administration and in March 2011 he was appointed Assistant Chief over Operations.

Chief Bartley has earned a Master Peace Officers License and holds instructors certifications as a NRA & Police Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, PepperBall Instructor, Doppler Radar Instructor, and is a certified Law Enforcement Thermographer.

From August 1, 2014 until March 8, 2015 Chief Bartley served as interim Chief while the City of Waxahachie was undergoing a search for a new chief.

The Chief Deputy is responsible for the day to day operation of the Sheriff's Office. With authority granted by the Sheriff and the assistance of the Operations Captain, Administrative Captain and Detention Center Captain, the Chief Deputy manages the daily operations, budget and policies of the Sheriff's Office.


Chief Deputy Terry Ogden

After four years of dedicated service in the United States Marine Corps, Captain Terry Ogden began working for the Ellis County Sheriff's Office in August 1997 as a Detention Officer. He received his Basic Jail License on Aug. 27, 1997, and his Peace Officer License on Dec. 17, 2001. Chief Ogden holds the position of Cheif over Detention Services and holds Master Jailer and Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certificates with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Cheif Odgen also holds an Instructor Proficiency Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


Captain Chris Hamilton

Captain Chris Hamilton served with the Dallas Police Department before becoming a member of the Ellis County Sheriff's Office. He served in the Marine Corp and is still currently a reservist. The Uniform Captain is responsible for the daily operations of all uniformed personnel at the Sheriff’s Office to include the Patrol, Training/Crime Prevention as well as the Civil/Warrants Divisions.









Captain Alex Zurfas






 

Sheriff Charles E. Edge

Chief Deputy Mitch Bartley

Chief Deputy Terry Ogden

Captain Chris Hamilton

Captain Alex Zurfas