Waller County Sheriff's Office







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R. Glenn Smith



R. Glenn Smith started his career as a Correctional Officer for the now Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 1978. A year later he became a Deputy Sheriff in our neighbor county of Grimes. During this time he attended Sam Houston University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Sheriff Smith then furthered his career by working for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for ten years and then was employed by a narcotic task force that he had been assigned to. He started his administration positions by being hired as the Police Chief of Kountze,Texas in 1995. Since then, he has been a Commander of a narcotic task force, Chief Deputy of Sabine County (where he grew up) and Chief of Police of Hempstead before being elected to the office of Sheriff of Waller County effective January 1, 2009. Sheriff Smith holds a Master Peace Officer license and has graduate studies from Prairie View A & M University in Juvenile Justice.


Sheriff Smith resides in the Hempstead area with his wife, Deedee, and daughter, Baylee.




Chief Deputy


Craig Davis



Chief Davis began his criminal justice career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division.  He gained the rank of lieutenant before retiring in 1998 to begin a career in law enforcement with the City of Jasper Police Department.  Since that time, he has held supervisory positions with several agencies before becoming the Chief Deputy for Waller County.  


Chief Davis has received numerous awards including the 100 Club Officer of the Year and the State of Texas Award for Valor which was presented by Governor Rick Perry.


When not performing his duties, Chief Davis enjoys spending time with his wife and children. 


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Chief Deputy


   Brian Cantrell  



Chief Brian Cantrell began his law enforcement career at Waller County Sheriff's Office in 1999 as a Deputy Sheriff and has held various positions within the department, including Narcotics Task Force Investigator and Criminal Investigative Sergeant for Crimes Against Women and Children. He has held assignments to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Additionally, he currently serves as the Emergency Manager for Waller County. Chief Cantrell graduated from SHSU in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. In 2010, he graduated from the FBI National Academy where he earned a Masters Certificate in Police Administration. Chief Cantrell oversees the following divisions; Jail, Courthouse Security and Fugitive Apprehension.