1. First elected Dallas County Sheriff in 2018 after being appointed Interim Sheriff by the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court
  2. Prior to becoming Sheriff, worked as a Dallas County Sheriff Chief Deputy
  3. Holds a Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  4. Graduate of the International Law Enforcement Institute’s Command College and the FBI National Academy Associates’ Command College
  5. Trained in Special Investigative Topics, Crime Prevention, Hostage Negotiations and holds an Instructor Certification
  6. Began her law enforcement career in 1988 with the Duncanville Police Department, where she was the city’s first African American female officer
  7. Her police experience includes servicing as a first-line supervisor; formulation and supervising the Community Oriented Policing Unit; Crime Prevention/Community Relations Supervisor; Patrol Watch Commander; Criminal Investigations Commander; and Assistant Chief of Police
  8. Longtime Dallas County resident with her husband and children, and a lifelong Democrat