4x6WebSized9447Johnny Jaquess was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1975. He began his Law Enforcement career with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 and has worked his way through the ranks to his current position as the evening Watch Commander in the Lubbock County Detention Center. During his employment with the Sheriff’s Office, he also served as a Commissioned Officer with the Army National Guard. In addition to his regular duty assignment, he is an academic and firearms instructor and serves as the Honor Guard Commander.

Johnny Jaquess attended high school at Muleshoe High School prior to entering the military. In 2000, he attended the Peace Officer Academy at South Plains Association of Governments. In 2004, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Human Services. He holds Master Jail, Master Peace Officer, and Mental Health Peace Officer licenses and is a Certified Jail Manager by the American Jail Association. In October of 2009, he graduated from the National Jail Leadership Command Academy. He has two children, Chris and Dusty.


Summary of Qualifications
1989-Present Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office: Currently assigned as the evening Watch Commander for the Detention Center, he began his career as a detention officer. He has been a member of the Detention Response Team and is currently the Honor Guard Commander. As a Watch Commander, he is responsible for a shift of up to 105 Detention personnel, including both sworn officers and civilian staff members, and the safe operation of the facility during his watch. In 2010, he assisted in the supervision of the Transition Team to include hiring and operational planning and moving to the new Detention Center from the downtown facility
Relevant Experience
1995-2006 U.S Army:Served in the 413th Civil Affairs BN as a Civil Affairs Specialist and 36th Infantry Division as Executive Officer, Security Manager, and Tactical Intelligence Officer. Graduated from Officer Commissioning School (OCS) in 2004.
1994-1995 South Plains College:Studied Electrical Utilities and Law Enforcement
2002-2004 Wayland Baptist University:Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Education with a major in Human Services and a specialization in Criminal Justice.
1997-2011 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE):Almost 5,000 continuing credit training hours in Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Leadership/Supervision; Received the Academic Achievement Award.
Professional Memberships &Committees
2001-Present Texas Jail Association
2008-Present American Jail Association
2006 Lubbock Area Regional Public Safety Memorial Committee
2003-2006 Sheriff’s Association of Texas
2010 Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.: Johnny Jaquess was invited to apply and selected to serve as a Career Review Rater to evaluate candidates for promotion to Lieutenant within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Corrections Bureau.