Kim Howell began her career with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in January 1989. She currently maintains her Master Jailer License, Master Peace Officer License, and Instructor License through the State of Texas.  She has almost 3,000 hours of TCOLE credit for continuing education in the law enforcement and correction fields. She has been utilized as an instructor for both the State of Texas as well as the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.  She has promoted from a Corrections Officer, through Major and now to her current position as Assistant Chief Deputy of Detention. She has worked in all aspects of the Detention Division.  She received the Destination Dignity Award from Star Care and Disability Rights of Texas.  She is currently serving as the President of the Texas Jail Association and is a Certified Jail Manager as recognized by the American Jail Association.

She is married to Reg, and has four children and two grandchildren. She is active within the community and has enjoyed her participation with Southwest Little League Baseball and Lubbock Marine Parents.


Summary of Qualifications
1989-Present Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office: Hired January 1989 as Corrections Officer. Promoted in March 2003, to Administrative Sergeant in Support Operations. Promoted in September 2003, to Lieutenant-Shift Commander. Promoted April 2009, to Director of Logistics. Promoted September 2009, to Assistant Jail Administrator.
Relevant Experience
2001-2003 P.O.N.I. Team: Was a member of the Team tasked with the design of the Detention Center
2004-2008 Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office: Detention Response Team-Commander
 2014-Present National Jail Leadership Command Academy Advisory Council Member
1979-1983 Grace M. Davis High School: High School
1983-1984 Diablo Valley College: Junior College
1985 Modesto Junior College: Junior College
2005 National Institute of Justice-Institute of Technology for Corrections
2009 National Jail Leadership Command Academy
2010 CMIT-Senior Level Leadership and Development
2011 National Institute of Corrections Jail Administrator Program
 2014-Present President of the Texas Jail Association
Professional Memberships &Committees
2006-Present Texas Jail Association-Lifetime Member, served on the Board of Directors
2007 American Jail Association-Certified Jail Manager Certification Item Review
2008-Present American Jail Association
2010-Present State of Texas County Corrections Advisory Council         Sheriff’s Association of Texas
Crisis Intervention Team International                              Texas Chief Deputies Association
National Alliance of Mental Health
National Memberships & Speaking Opportunities

Member of the National Jail Succession and Leadership Development Project (by invitation only: Assisted in creating core competencies for jail leadership.)
Presenter for the National Institute of Justice-Institute of Technology for Corrections