David Warren will seek another term as Sheriff of Nolan County. Sheriff Warren was elected in 2008 and took office as Nolan County Sheriff on Jan. 1, 2009. Warren has served as Sheriff for the past three years and will run for re-election in 2012. “The current Sheriff’s Office is one that is centered on service and based upon integrity and professionalism. My staff and I would appreciate the continued opportunity to work hard for the citizens of this county and see that it stays that way.” stated Warren.
Sheriff Warren was born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico and is 54 years old. Warren’s law enforcement career began in 1976 as a Reserve Deputy in his home town and then he moved to Texas in 1978 to accept a full-time position with the Plainview Police Department. Warren has over 31 years as a dedicated Texas Peace Officer with approximately half of his career in municipal law enforcement and the last half in county law enforcement with the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office. Warren held ranking positions on the municipal side, such as Patrol Division Captain in Plainview and Lieutenant with the Sweetwater Police Department. At the county level, Warren has been a Patrol Deputy, Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy for many years and is now serving his first term as elected Sheriff. While in Plainview, Warren attended Wayland Baptist University in the Criminal Justice program. Warren has attained the highest level of certification, in two different areas of licensing, with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education or TCLEOSE. Sheriff Warren holds a Master level certification as a Peace Officer and also a Master certification as a County Jailer. Additionally, Warren is a licensed TCLEOSE instructor and has been a law enforcement firearms instructor for nearly three decades.
Sheriff Warren is active in many areas. He is the current chairman of the board of directors for Gateway Family Services, a member of the Sweetwater Lion’s Club and Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club, serves on the board of directors of Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, a fourth term trustee at Broadway Baptist Church and is the second year chairman of the TCLEOSE Advisory Committee for the Sheriff’s Association of Texas. Warren is a lifetime member of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas and also remains active in the Texas Chief Deputies Association. During his years as Chief Deputy, Warren served as President of the Texas Chief Deputies Association in 2004-2005. In June of 2006, Warren was presented with the Melvin Drum award, the highest recognition and honor bestowed upon a Chief Deputy, by the Texas Chief Deputies Association. Sheriff Warren also teaches periodically at the West Central Texas Law Enforcement Academy and has been invited to do so for many years.
In 1985, Warren and his wife Kara moved to Sweetwater and Nolan County and they have made it their home for over 26 years. Kara is a paraprofessional with Sweetwater ISD and together they have two daughters; Beth, who attends the University of North Texas and Leah, a freshman at Sweetwater High School.
“Over the years, I have worked diligently to increase the level of professionalism in the Sheriff’s Office. I have also been very active personally and have helped the Sheriff’s Office from a management position, to become a leader in the investigation of illegal drug activity in the Nolan County area. I am proud of the many investigations that we have seen brought to conclusion and the relationships we have built with other state, federal and local area agencies. I view our continued fight against illegal drug activity as a top priority,” Warren said.
“I also look forward to the many new challenges ahead and take pride in the fact that we have a very competent, honest and experienced staff in place to address the law enforcement needs of Nolan County citizens. I want to see the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office continue to progress and would consider it an honor and a privilege to continue serving you as your elected Sheriff.”