Wichita County’s National Night Out

2017 national night out

Join us Tuesday, October 3rd from 6pm to 9pm at the Kamay Volunteer Fire Department at SH 258 West for our National Night Out Celebration.  There will be hotdogs, games, and police and fire equipment to explore.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more

Citizen’s Academy Alumni Texas Roadhouse 10% Donation Night

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Join us Wednesday October 11th, 4pm-10pm for dinner at Texas Roadhouse. 

Texas Roadhouse is helping the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Alumni raise money and reach their goal for the Fallen Officer Memorial. Come enjoy great food and help out a great cause. The Alumni are so close to getting a memorial built to honor the county officers and firefighters that have given their lives in the line of duty.


Sheriff’s Posse Fundraiser


The Wichita County Sheriff’s Posse would like to invite you to a benefit lunch.  The event will be held on Thursday July 20 on the front lawn at Wichita County Court House located at 900 7th Street.  The event will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks available.  This event is to help out the daughter of Laura Allen who works in the Wichita County Clerk’s Office.  Jessica Allen has been battling cancer and is in great need of financial assistance.

Please help us help one of our own.  If you would like to donate to this event please contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 940-716-8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 940-716-8678.

Again, join us on Thursday, July 20 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the front lawn at the Wichita County Courthouse for some great food and fellowship.


Sheriff’s Office Career Fair


The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office has positions available for Detention Officer. This position opens doors within the Criminal Justice system and can be used as a stepping stone into Law Enforcement. Wichita County offers a benefits package, opportunities for career growth, and TCOLE Certification. Please bring copies of High School Diploma or GED, College Transcripts, DD-214, Birth Certificate, Drivers License and Social Security card. Applications may be downloaded and completed prior at www.wichitacountysheriffsoffice.org under the CAREER OPPORTUNITIES page.Male and Female Veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Please Contact the WCSO Recruiter, Deputy Brien Conner, at 940-766-8100 ext.8678 or email brien.conner@co.wichita.tx.us

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K9 Team Seizes a Buffet of Narcotics


On June 20, 2017, at approximately 3:09 pm, a Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road.  The 35-year-old male driver, Robert Christopher Robinson, and a 19-year-old male passenger, Malik Eugen Ruff, were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under 400 grams, Manufacture/Deliver of a Controlled Substance PG 4 over four grams and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3 under 28 grams.  2.2 pounds of high grade marijuana, 74.24 grams of ecstasy, 6.55 grams of codeine and 1.38 grams of zanax was seized.

July 4th Jail Visitation Schedule

Happy Family Standing On The Hill And Watching The Fireworks

The Wichita County Detention center will have an amended visitation schedule for the 4th of July holiday.  Both Downtown Facility as well as the Jail Annex facility will adhere to this change.

Tuesday’s  (July 4th) visitation day will be moved to Monday July 3rd from 8-8. Normal visitation will resume Wednesday July 5th.

Large Meth Bust for Deputies

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On Thursday April 27, at approximately 2:05 pm, a Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Burnett Ranch Road.  The 30-year-old female driver, Kimberly Brown, a 40-year-old male passenger, Rosario Obera Jr., and a 30-year-old male passenger, Dimitri Sawtelle, were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four hundred grams and Possession of Marijuana over four ounces under five pounds.

Six Pounds of Methamphetamine, two pounds of Marijuana, seventy-eight grams of Liquid Methamphetamine and two handguns were seized.

2005 Facility Needs Analysis

In 2005 the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) performed a Facility Needs Analysis on the Wichita County Jail. Some of the highlights in this document from 12 years ago:

  • Wichita County currently operates at or above their current female capacity
  • the age and limited size of the intake and processing area could become costly for the county to maintain and staff intensive to operate
  • More specifically we recommend:
    • choose a site sufficient for growth
    • design a jail that is truly expandable
    • provide adequate service and support space in the initial design to allow for future expansion

In the past 12 years, the age and limited size of the intake and processing area, along with associated maintenance and staffing, has not changed. Nothing has addressed the fact that it is “not sufficient for a 625 bed jail.” None of the other items TCJS identified have resolved themselves either.

You can read the entire document below.

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2017 Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser


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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy Alumni are hosting their annual fundraiser golf tournament on June 16th. Teams of 4 costing $100 per golfer. Each golfer gets a door prize, gift bag, round of golf, and two meals are included. Prizes for closest to the pin, long drive, and straightest drive. Registration starts at noon, 1pm shotgun start, and concludes with a 6pm dinner. Call 940-642-6670 or email golf@wcsocaa.org with your questions. You can preregister by printing and returning the form below.


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Questions Related to Inmate Phone RFP

Several requests have been made for the deadline for submission to be extended. Unfortunately, this is not possible as such an act would require the approval of the Wichita County Commissioners’ Court and they do not meet prior to the deadline.

The RFP does not address how proprietary information will be protected, but requires a financial statement. As a privately held company, our financial statements are exempt from public disclosure. Could the County please confirm that, if information marked appropriately as confidential is sought for public disclosure, the County will not disclose such information, but will notify the proposer and allow a reasonable opportunity to defend the claim that such information is confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

We encourage any company to mark proprietary information as confidential. The county will comply with the Texas Open Records Act and submit any requests for information to the Attorney General as required. The proposer will be notified their information was requested and may make their arguments to the Attorney General’s Office.


Can you think of anything locally that I need to address?

We are not aware of any local requirements.

Page 7 Evaluation Criteria – it is understood that each of the six categories will receive a score of 1 to 10.  Is there any weighting difference or ranking between them?  In other words is any category more important to the county than another?

The six categories will be equally weighted.

Page 9 Length of Contract – this requirement speaks to the construction of a new jail facility.  Is this an addition to the existing jail?  If so how many beds are being added? A totally new facility?  If so, how many inmates will the new facility house? Bond election for May 2017?  Has county begun construction or are you awaiting bond results? When is the anticipated opening/population of the new jail?


The county is awaiting bond election results. If the bond election passes, one entirely new facility for all inmates would be constructed. Construction, planned opening dates, are contingent on the bond issue. The new facility would likely fall in between 650 – 750 bunks, not including a larger intake area.

Please confirm the type and quantity of telephone equipment (hardware) to be used in the proposed Inmate Telephone System.

Please confirm the # of locations that the Inmate Telephone System is currently in use.

Please provide the current inmate telephone system usage data and revenue data by call type for the period July, 2016 – Present.

Current actual count of phones and types. The RFP listed Visitation phones by station rather than handsets.

71 – inmate phones, including 2 booking phones
6 – Portable cart phones
70 – Visitation phones
2 – TTY phones

See Usage and revenue report here.