Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones was elected Sergeant-At-Arms of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas at their 141st Annual Training Conference held last week in San Antonio.
Sheriff Jones has served as sheriff of Franklin County since 2013. He distinguishes himself in his county and throughout the State as he assumes this leadership role in the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.
The Sheriffs’’ Association of Texas is one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the nation. Sheriffs of Texas met courthouse. The meeting was called to order by McLennan County Sheriff Sol Ross.
The Sheriffs of Texas began annual training conferences in 1878. These training conferences today are the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in Texas. Sheriffs and other county and local law enforcement officers, federal and state officers, and major industry security personnel attend.
More than 1,500 participants were in attendance at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, where they heard speakers, had opportunities for significant and timely training sessions, and visited more than 240 exhibits showcasing some of the latest technology in law enforcement.
In addition to the annual training conferences, the Association conducts training throughout the year for law enforcement officers. The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas serves as a liaison with federal, state, county, and municipal agencies and associations to promote cooperation, training, education and more efficient services to the citizens of Texas.