Jamie R. Page
Currently: Chief Deputy Sheriff, Hays County Sheriff’s Office San Marcos, Texas. 2011 to present.
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is a full service county law enforcement agency, jail & training academy. The agency serves a county population of approximately 200,000, which includes 34,000 Texas State University students. The Office currently operates with a $26M budget and has 315 fulltime sworn and civilian employees.
Hays County is located in south central Texas and is one of the fasting growing counties in the United States. Hays County is almost equal distance between the cities of San Antonio and Austin; the seventh and eleventh largest cities in the United States respectively.
With rapid growth and a culturally diverse community the delivery of enforcement, jail detention services, employee recruitment, basic and advanced training needs demands diverse executive leadership and management skills from the Chief Deputy. The Chief has to be fiscally conservative without stifling the agency, innovative and fluid in maximizing the effective delivery of the aforementioned services, especially during our prolonged recession.
During the past four years the Hays County Jail has passed all of its yearly regulatory Texas Jail Standards inspections with the highest rating “Passed No Discrepancies”. Additionally, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement inspected and passed our Training Academy the past four years with the same high score of “Passed No Discrepancies. The Jail kitchen has passed their last six county health inspections during this four-year period. These six inspections received an average score of 98.33%. The San Marcos Fire Marshal passed our Sheriff’s Office campus with a 100% rating the past two years.
Having served at the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Austin, Texas for over thirty-two years I have held over twenty-five diverse positions and experienced Travis County’s unprecedented growth from a 260,000 population to over 1 million residents. During my career at Travis County, I was instrumental in assisting six Sheriff’s in all facets of line, training, investigative, middle and executive management. I helped the agency grow from two-hundred employees to over sixteen-hundred.
Lieutenant Travis County Sheriff’s Office Austin, TX 1978-2012
I possess a myriad of investigative skills and experience in criminal case investigation, preparation, supervision, management, project management and problem solving. My investigative experiences are comprehensive and range from petty larceny to Capital Murder investigations. These include Texas Peace Officers wounded and or killed in the line of duty.
I have thirty-two years experience in first line, middle, and upper management that includes experience in budget preparation, management, planning, policy development and implementations in both Law Enforcement and the Corrections disciplines. I have taught in the classroom and the field for over thirty years and have held the position of Academy Director for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy from 1994-1999 and again from 2007-2010.
Additionally, I possess extensive experience as a Range Master, sniper/observer, and SWAT team entry member from 1990-1994. Prior to our SWAT team inception, I served as our incident commander on critical incidents from 1985-1990 and worked in or supervised numerous Jail units throughout my forty-one year criminal justice career.
From 2002 until 2006, I supervised the Sheriff’s Office Central Command Security force of sixty employees. These work sections included Central Records, Criminal Warrants, Fleet Management (450-500 vehicles and support equipment) and airport style security for the Austin-Travis County emergency communications center, Domestic Relations, the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Centers.
I commanded our Major Crimes section a second time in 2006-2007. I supervised a staff of thirty Detectives and civilian support personnel. Investigative responsibilities included all suspicious death investigations, Sexual Assaults, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Financial Crimes, Intelligence, Crime Scene Investigations, Sex Offender Registrations and our Victim Assistance Unit and the thirty Volunteer Advocates.
From 2007-2010 I was again the Sheriff’s Training Academy Director & Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Lieutenant. These assignments required me to supervise twenty-three fulltime employees. CIT provides MHMR consumers and their family members with statutory crisis intervention services. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the TCSO Academy for 1,625 employees who attend periodically to comply with, all Texas Commission of Law Enforcement standards for Police Academies. The Commission’s 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Academy inspections revealed “No Discrepancies” the highest standard Texas Police Academies can achieve.
Education: Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Science Law Enforcement Administration February 1978
Thornton Community College
South Holland, Illinois
Associate of Arts Law Enforcement Administration August 1973
Job Training: F.B.I. National Academy class #173- June 1993
F.B.I. Sniper School, Camp Bullis, San Antonio, TX. 1991
Six thousand plus hours of TCOLE continuing education
USMC Marksmanship Instructor School Quantico, VA. 1976
TXDPS Academy Executive Protection School 1986
Military Service United States Marine Corps 1973-76
Honorable Discharge Corporal E-4
Military Policeman & Marksmanship Instructor
Certifications: Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor Certificate
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Jailer License
Awards: Medal of Valor 1994
Meritorious Conduct 1995
Commendation Award 1994, 1995, 1997 & 2002
Travis County Sheriff’s Unit Citation Award 2006, 2008
Supervisor of the year 2002
Hays County Sheriff's Unit Citation, 2015
Deputy Sheriff of the year 1993, 2005
Critical Incident Employee of year 2004
TCSO Extra Mile award 2007
SWAT Award 1994
Twenty-year safe driving award 1998
One hundred-thirty Commendation letters 1978-2010
Travis County Service awards 20, 25 & 30 years
References: Available upon request