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


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




Scottlyn Cutler

Arrived September 2019

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