Hays County


Sheriff - Chief Deputy Jamie Page



Jamie R. Page

Austin, Texas 




Currently: Chief Deputy Sheriff, Hays County Sheriff’s Office San Marcos, Texas. November 2010 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 $30.4M budget and has 325 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, pretrial 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 and efficient delivery of the aforementioned services, especially during our prolonged recession and rapid population growth.


During the past six 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 impromptu 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 (TCSO) 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 1978-2010


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

                                   Macomb, Illinois 

                                   Bachelor of Science Law Enforcement Administration February 1978    

                                   TCOLE Training Hours: 5221

                                   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

                                   TCOLE Continuing Education Six thousand plus hours

                                   USMC Marksmanship Instructor School Quantico, VA. 1976

                                   TXDPS Academy Executive Protection School 1986

                                   Austin Police Department Firearms Instructor Course 1988



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

                                     PR-24 Instructor 1984 Louisiana State Police Academy



 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

                                     Hays County Service Award- Five Years



References:                 Available upon request