Christopher "Chris" Kirk
Brazos County Sheriff
Chris Kirk has worked for the Brazos County Sheriff's Office for 38 years; he was first appointed by Sheriff Bobby Yeager as a Jail Officer in October, 1980. Kirk served in the capacity of a Patrol Deputy for a period of 2 years and was promoted to be a Criminal Investigator, a position he held for 14 years. In November, 1996, Kirk was elected to the Office of Sheriff and is currently serving his 6th four year term as the Brazos County Sheriff.
Sheriff Kirk is the Past President of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas and the Past President for the Western States Sheriffs' Association. Kirk is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Sheriffs' Association. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to a 2nd six year term on the Texas Commission on Offenders Mental and Medical Impairment (TCOOMMI) Advisory Board. Sheriff Kirk also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Scotty's House Child Advocacy Center, a position he has held for nearly 20 years.
Sheriff Kirk is married to Sheryl; they have 5 children and 17 grandchildren.