Archive News

FirstNet and AT&T to Deliver a Wireless Broadband Network

On September 19, 2017, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision to partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. The FirstNet network will provide Texas with modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders to boost their communication abilities on the job, helping them save lives and protect communities.

Congratulation Deputy Sam Ballew

In the near future when visiting the courthouse, you may recognize a familiar face. Deputy Sam Ballew has been promoted to courthouse security. 

Deputy Edwards Promotion

The Sheriff would like to congratulate Deputy Hamilton and Deputy Edwards for their promotion to the Transport Division.

Meritorious Service Medal

Sheriff Chris Kirk recognized Deputy Jesse Ostiguin, Jr. by awarding a Meritorious Service Medal on October 17th, 2016.

Crime Stoppers Coordinator

Sheriff Chris Kirk congratulates Deputy Shantell Collins on her appointment as the Brazos County Sheriff's Office Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer

Deputy Jerry Basey was presented with the Kiwanis Club's 'Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer' award on May 31st, 2016 by Mayor Larry Ringer.

Those also present were Sheriff Chris Kirk and Jerry's wife, Lauren.

New Crime Prevention Deputy

Sheriff Kirk and Chief Deputy Stewart offer congratulations to Deputy Nathan Dennis.

Nathan has been selected for promotion to Crime Prevention Deputy in Support Services.

Administrative Professionals Day

Sheriff Chris Kirk, Chief Deputy Jim Stewart and Jail Administrator Wayne Dicky honor the entire Administrative Staff on Administrative Professionals Day.

Sheriff's Office Honor Guard


Photo attached of the SO Honor Guard representing you at the annual Fallen Officer’s Memorial Service, hosted by the Hamilton Unit on Wednesday.

Deputy Brittany Re ~ Promotion to Patrol Deputy

Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk congratulates newly promoted Patrol Deputy Brittany Re. Brittany was promoted to the Patrol Division on January 25, 2016. She began her career with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office in October 2013 as a detention officer; after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in May of 2013. Brittany graduated as the Salutatorian from the TEEX Basic Peace Officer’s Academy in December of 2015. She previously worked in the Intake and Release Division of the Brazos County Detention Center.

Deputy Ed Frank Retirement

On Friday April 29, 2016 Deputy Edward Frank retired from the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office following 30 years of service. Deputy Frank was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to the Bryan / College Station area in 1982. He began his career with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Officer in January 1986. Ed attended the Basic Police Academy at TEEX and received his Peace Officer License in 1988.


Sheriff Kirk, with Deputies Frank and Buttgenbach, who were honored last night at the first annual Sexual Assault Resource Center Shining for Survivors Banquet.

Brazos County Drug Take-Back Program

Eliminating unused and unwanted medications from your home helps to keep your family and community safe. By properly disposing of your prescriptions, you are contrib­uting to the safety and well-being of your community’s youth: the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medi­cations are on the rise, due in part to these drugs being easily accessible. According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) more than 2.1 million teens ages 12 to 17 reported abusing prescription drugs.

SWAT school graduation

Deputies Elmore and Grissom on graduation day for their SWAT class at TEEX... Contratulations for a job well done!