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Charles D. "Doug" Whitehead

January 15, 2004 to December 31, 2004

Sheriff Whitehead was Chief Deputy under Sheriff Phil Ryan and was appointed Sheriff on January 15, 2004. Doug had been with the Sheriff's Office since 1988, serving a total of three Sheriff's. 

Sheriff Whitehead holds a Master's certification in law enforcement, a degree in Criminal Justice, and a teaching certificate, instructing four years at North Central Texas College.  He began his law enforcement career in 1975 at Bridgeport Police Department, later to work for Chico P.D. and Montague County Sheriff's Office.  He was also Wise County Constable Pct. 2. Since 1988, he has served as Deputy, Investigator, both Lieutenant and Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division, Administrative Captain and Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy, and Sheriff.

Among his numerous awards and accommodations, he received special recognition for his assistance in the investigation of the Ricky Lee Green case.  Married over 40 years to wife Beverly, he is father of two daughters and three grandchildren.

As an appointee, Sheriff Whitehead stepped down at the end of 2004 and became Chief Deputy under the newly elected Sheriff, David Walker.    


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