On January 1, 2009, David Warren took office as the elected Sheriff of Nolan County, Texas. Sheriff Warren ran unopposed and was re-elected in 2012. He began his second term as Nolan County Sheriff on January 1, 2013.

Sheriff David Warren was born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico. Warren's law enforcement career began in 1976 as a Reserve Deputy in his home town and then he moved to Texas in 1978 to accept a full-time position with the Plainview Police Department. Warren has over 32 years as a dedicated Texas Peace Officer with approximately half of his career in municipal law enforcement and the last half in county law enforcement with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office. Warren held ranking positions on the municipal side, such as Patrol Division Captain in Plainview and Lieutenant with the Sweetwater Police Department. At the county level, Warren has been a Patrol Deputy, Jail Administrator, Chief Deputy for many years and is now serving his second term as elected Sheriff. While in Plainview, Warren attended Wayland Baptist University in the Criminal Justice program. Warren has attained the highest level of certification, in two different areas of licensing, with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education or TCLEOSE. Sheriff Warren holds a Master level certification as a Peace Officer and also a Master certification as a County Jailer. Additionally, Warren is a licensed TCLEOSE instructor and has been a firearms instructor for over three decades.

In 1985, Warren and his wife Kara moved to Sweetwater and Nolan County and they have made it their home for over 28 years. Sheriff Warren and his wife have two daughters that have been raised in Nolan County.

Sheriff Warren is active in many areas. He is the current chairman of the board of directors for Gateway Family Services, a member of the Sweetwater Lion's Club and Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club, serves on the board of directors of Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, a fourth term trustee at Broadway Baptist Church and is vice-chairman of the TCLEOSE Advisory Committee for the Sheriff's Association of Texas. Warren is a lifetime member of the Sheriff's Association of Texas and also remains active in the Texas Chief Deputies Association (TCDA). During his years as Chief Deputy, Warren served as President of the Texas Chief Deputies Association in 2004-2005. In June of 2006, Warren was presented with the Melvin Drum award, the highest recognition and honor bestowed upon a Chief Deputy, by the Texas Chief Deputies Association. Sheriff Warren also teaches periodically at the West Central Texas Law Enforcement Academy and has been invited to do so for many years.

"Over the years, I have worked diligently to increase the level of professionalism in the Sheriff's Office. Nolan County will experience some new challenges in the near future with the expected growth in the energy industry, especially oil and gas related activity." Warren said.
"I look forward to the many new challenges ahead and take pride in the fact that we have a very competent, honest, and experienced staff in place to address the law enforcement needs of Nolan County citizens."


"The current Sheriff's Office is one that is centered on service and based on integrity and professionalism. - David Warren"

Nolan County Sheriff's Office • 100 East Third Street • Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas 79556
Phone Number: 325.235.5471 • Fax Number: 325.235.5750

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