Here we are in the fourth day of 2015 and our best laid plans (called New Year resolutions) are underway.  

Each of us chart out a course on the changes we want to make in the new year and sketch out in our mind how we want to accomplish those. (Now if I can just remember not to “give in” on my diet resolution this year.)  

Sometimes those changes may even involve how we participate in our community.

Ellis County government has gone through some changes.  We have two new Ellis County Commissioners comprising the 2015 Ellis County Commissioners Court (the county’s version of a city council) and I’m sure they will have new ideas to bring to the court. So, if one of your resolutions include some community participation; come and sit in on some of the commissioner court meetings.  

I think a lot of folks will be surprised just how much the court has to consider.

Community participation also involves such groups as Lions, Rotary, Toastmasters, etc. If you are part of an organized civic group and you think your group would like to learn more about the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office; please give me a call. We allow groups to tour the jail, see a K-9 demonstration, ask questions about our operations and just generally learn more about your sheriff’s office.

Bottom line; it’s all about Working Together to Better Serve You!

Y’all have a Blessed 2015.

Johnny Brown has served as Sheriff of Ellis County since Jan. 1, 2009, and is a graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute. He has been in law enforcement for 20 years and holds a Master’s Peace Officer’s Certificate with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.