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 or
TCOLE. 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 TCOLE
instructor and has been a firearms instructor for over
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 TCOLE 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."
"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."