Who is Sheriff Cutler?
A native Texan, I was raised in the small community of Hutchins and remain a lifelong Texan. After graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, I settled in Austin where I met my wife Carol. I am proud to say she has been my partner for 45 years. Believing in the values of small-town living, Carol and I moved to Buda with our two boys in 1987. Both boys are graduates of Hays High School and went on to receive advanced degrees from Texas Tech University.
We currently reside in Driftwood and continue to love the peace and tranquility of the county.
My life has been devoted to law enforcement in the central Texas area spending over twenty-six years with the Travis County Sheriff's Office, 3 years with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, over 6 years as a state police officer with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and currently Sheriff of Hays County. My career has been both exciting and rewarding. I look forward to continuing to apply my experience and knowledge to keep Hays County a safe place to live.
(45 years Law Enforcement)
Hays County Sheriff - Hays County Texas
11/2010 to present
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
04/2004 to 11/2010
State Police Officer, Special Investigations Unit - Investigate complex cases across the entire state including but not limited to administrative and criminal violations of the TABC Code. Other investigations include organized crime, money laundering, human smuggling / trafficking, loan fraud, and any other illegal operations in the alcohol business.
Williamson County Sheriff's Office
02/2001 to 01/2004
Lieutenant, Major Crimes Unit - supervised Major Crimes Unit (violent crimes against persons including homicide and child abuse), Crime Scene Unit, Juvenile, Narcotics, Intelligence and Victim Services.
Travis County Sheriff's Office
09/1974 to 12/2000 (Retired)
Travis County Deputy Sheriff - worked in all areas of the Sheriff's Office including Corrections Officer, Patrol Officer, Fugitive Officer, Traffic Officer, Detective (3 years Burglary and 11 years Homicide) Captain of Criminal Investigation and Training Divisions for over 4 years. As Captain was responsible for numerous details (Detectives, Narcotics, Crime Lab, Court House Security, Victim Services, Intelligence, Mental Health, Fugitive / SWAT and Training Academy). Provided upper level management. Planned and directed the multi-million-dollar budget for the division.
1979 KVET Appreciation Award for Outstanding Service
1980 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Intermediate Peace Officer
1980 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Advanced Peace Officer
1984 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor Certificate
1984 The Hundred Club of Austin- Outstanding Service as a Peace Officer
1989 Meritorious Conduct Award
1990 East Austin Optimist Club- Law Enforcement Appreciation
1991 VFW Law Enforcement Appreciation
1996 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer
1999 Commissioners Court 25 Years Service Award
2000 VFW Law Enforcement Award
2001 Meritorious Conduct Award
2014 Life Saving Commendation
1974-09 Over 50 Letters of Commendation
EDUCATION | TRAINING | LEADERSHIP
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, May 1973
TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) - Over 4707 training hours in job related fields
Over 21 years of supervision and management experience
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) - Masters and Instructors Certificates
Sheriff Cutler & Family Sworn-In Nov. 15, 2010
The Cutler Family