Cooke County Sheriff
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 09, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019
The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. The sheriff oversees the county’s law enforcement department, including deputies and administrative support. County sheriffs typically enforce the law in unincorporated areas within a county, but they also will sometimes provide law enforcement services to municipalities that do not have their own police departments. County sheriffs are in charge of county jails. They are sometimes called upon to serve subpoenas, protection orders, and eviction notices.
Application GuidelinesIf you would like to be included on the ballot for county office, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the county elections officer or your party's county chair. The elections officer can provide information about the availability of filing papers and answer questions regarding nominating petitions and other ballot procedures. 2) Arrange to pick up required paperwork. 3) Return your completed paperwork within the designated filing window. Political party candidates file with their party's county chair. Independent candidates file with the county judge. If a party nominates a candidate who dies, withdraws, or is determined ineligible, the deadline for candidates from that party to file is extended by five days.
Submit application to:
Cooke County Judge, 101 S. Dixon, Gainesville, TX, 76240, US