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Sheriff David Walker

January 1, 2005 to present

David Walker was elected Sheriff in 2004 and took office January 1, 2005. David has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1992, beginning in the Communication Division. After graduating from the police academy in 1993, David transferred to Patrol. After serving 2 years in Patrol, David was transferred to CID as an Investigator and was later promoted to Lieutenant over the Investigation Division. David was promoted to Enforcement Captain in October of 1998 and Chief Deputy in 2004. 

Walker obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1995. He currently holds an Advance Peace Officer Certification. In October of 1999, Sheriff Walker graduated from the Quantico F.B.I. National Academy. He has obtained his TCLEOSE Instructor's Certification and numerous hours of continuing education in various areas of law enforcement. Walker was named "Patrolman of the Year" in 1994 and "Officer of the Year in 1996".  He has received numerous commendations from both Federal and Area Law Enforcement Agencies.  

 


 
     

      

 

Chief Deputy Kevin Benton

Kevin Benton came to the Wise County Sheriff's Office in 2010 as Captain of Enforcement Operations. Benton began his law enforcement career in 1987 at the Montague County Sheriff's Office as a Patrol Deputy. He was later promoted to Sergeant and served as a Felony Investigator. He was appointed Sheriff and subsequently elected Sheriff of Montague County. As that term concluded he was offered a position as a Felony Investigator for the 235th District Attorney's Office. He served the next 15 years as a Felony Investigator for the 235th and 97th Judicial Districts, managing white collar crime and major felony investigations, routinely working with Grand Juries and District Courts.

Benton holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and a TCLEOSE Instructor's License. Benton graduated in 2008 from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA, where he studied Constitutional Law, Forensics, and Behavioral Sciences with emphasis on violent offenders. In 2008, Benton was sworn in as a Special U.S. Deputy Marshal and received a special deputation from the FBI for the purpose of assisting Federal Agencies on a Violent Crimes Task Force and a Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Benton has been married over 30 years to wife Cindy. He is the father of one son and one daughter.

 

  Captain Wes Wallace

Wes Wallace came to the Sheriff's Office in 2014 from the Wise County District Attorney's Office where he was a Criminal Investigator since 2010. Wallace began his law enforcement career in Bowie, Texas for the Bowie Police Department as a Reserve Peace Officer in 1989. Wallace was hired as a fulltime Peace Officer in 1990 and worked as a patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Narcotics Investigator, Sergeant over Criminal Investigations and a Lieutenant over Field Services for the next twenty years. In October 2010 Wallace retired from the Bowie Police Department with twenty years of service and that same month began his employment with the 271st District Attorney's Office covering Wise and Jack Counties.

 

 

Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff and Chief Deputy

Lydia Moseley


 

    

 

Jail Administrator Rick Denney

Rick came to the Wise County Sheriff's Office after working 24 years at the Bridgeport Correctional Center; a 520 bed minimum security facility, housing offenders for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Rick’s career began as an officer at the men's prison where he has held multiple positions such as: Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Firearms Instructor, Chemical Agent Instructor, Extortion Officer as well as many others. In 2008 he was promoted to Major. Rick brings many years of administrative experience including policies, procedures, laws, and regulations governing the operation of adult correctional facilities within the state.

         

           

 

Jail Captain Jerry Gillin

Jerry Gillin is the Wise County Jail Captain. He began his career with the Wise County Jail in 2001 as a jailer. Jerry came to the Wise County Jail with 6 years previous experience with Wackenhut Corrections; 5 of those years as a supervisor.  In 2002 he was promoted to Sergeant and was later promoted to Lieutenant, then Jail Captain. Jerry holds an Intermediate Jailers License and a TCLEOSE Instructor’s License.