Thank you for your interest in my re-election campaign for Collin County Sheriff. I have served as your Sheriff since January 1, 2017. I have over three decades of experience in nearly all major aspects of state and local law enforcement. I am also a former prosecutor and currently a member of the Executive Committee of the National Sheriffs’ Association. I’m asking the citizens of Collin County for the privilege of continuing to serve as your Collin County Sheriff.


In August 1978, two days after my nineteenth birthday, I started my law-enforcement career as a police officer for the City of Harker Heights, Texas. One week later, I was standing post as an Honor Guard over the casket of a friend and fellow officer who was murdered by a fugitive child rapist. My friend’s death had a profound impact on me. As I stood beside his body, I swore that I would pursue a life of service in the law, protecting the innocent and catching predators who would prey upon and harm our citizens.

We are fortunate to live in the best county in the State of Texas, and with your trust and support, we have worked closely together these past six-plus years to keep it that way. We will continue to protect our Collin County communities, where we choose to live and raise our families. I thank God for affording me the opportunity to serve as your Sheriff and to lead the brave men and women of the Collin County Sheriff’s office during this time of explosive growth and prosperity in our county.

Our Collin County public-safety apparatus faces many challenges as a result of being one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. With prosperity and growth come various challenges, including congestion, crime, and public-safety and public-health demands. We must remain vigilant to protect and defend our families and property. I continue to be committed earnestly to that end, and I am asking for your help. I hope that you will take some time to examine my qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as your Sheriff.

Thank you,