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Sheriff:

Sheriff Mike Griffis was born and raised in Odessa. Mike has two grown daughters and four perfect grandsons. He is a 1983 graduate of Permian High School.

Mike worked for a local oilfield supply store right after high school, and in 1988 decided to attend the Odessa College Law Enforcement Academy. He attended the academy at night and continued to work full time as he completed the academy.

In May 1989 Mike joined the Ector County Sheriff's Office, volunteering his time as a reserve deputy. Mike worked in many area as a reserve, including the jail, patrol, and narcotics.

Mike ran for Constable Pct. 1, won the election, and was sworn into that office January 1, 1993.

Mike resigned his Constable Office and became a full time member of the Ector County Sheriff's Office in May 1995, under Sheriff Bob Brookshire.

Mike was initially assigned to patrol and worked his way up through the ranks as an investigator, patrol Sgt., and patrol Lieutenant.

On October 1, 2015, Mike was promoted to Inspector by Sheriff Mark Donaldson.

Mike is a member of the Odessa Rotary Club, board member of Project Lifesaver, board member of Ector County Children's Services Board.

Mike is proud to serve the citizens of Ector County as he has done for the last 27 years and looks forward to many more years of service.

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Chief Deputy:

Chief Deputy Roddy Eaton was born and raised in Odessa, and is a 1981 graduate of Odessa High School. He started his career with the Ector County Sheriff's Office in 1986, working in the jail. He was moved to patrol in 1988. Roddy worked his way through the ranks as an investigator, Patrol Sgt, Patrol Lt, CID Lt, Captain over the Crime Control Bureau. He was promoted to Chief Deputy in 2015.

Chief Deputy Roddy Eaton is a graduate of the 215th Session of the FBI National Academy located in Quantico, VA.

 

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Major:

Eddie Mancha was born and raised in Midland, Texas.
He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1986.

His law enforcement career began in 1990 with the Midland County Sheriff's Office, working as a jailer.

Eddie moved over to the Ector County Sheriff's Office in 1998, continuing his career as a jailer for 2 1/2 years.

He then moved to patrol. Eddie also served in the Warrant Division and CID.

Eddie was promoted to the position of Sergean in Patrol in 2009, and in 2013 became a Lieutenant.

He was transferred to Lieutenant over Support Services, overseeing dispatch, Civil/Warrants, Mental Health, Emergency Management, Animal Control, Courthouse Security, and Records.

Sheriff Mike Griffis promoted Eddie Mancha to the position of Major, making him third in command. His duties now consist of assisting the Chief Deputy and the Sheriff in all aspects of operations within the Sheriff's Office.

Major Eddie Mancha has 20 years of law enforcement experience..

 

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Law Enforcement Captain:

Captain Alan Hunt joined the Ector County Sheriff's Reserves in 1989 as a Deputy. In 1990 he started working full time for the Sheriff's Office as a detention officer and was transferred to the patrol division in 1992. Through his career at the Sheriff's Office he has held the positions of Criminal Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Crime Scene Investigations Sergeant, Special Services Lieutenant to his present position as Captain of the Crime Control Bureau. Captain Hunt was promoted to that position in 2015.

Captain Hunt has an Associate Degree in Criminology, a Master Peace Officer's License and a Master Jailer's License.

 

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Jail Administrator

Captain Steven McNeill began his career in law enforcement in 1996 with the Midland Police Department. In 2004, he came to the Ector County Sheriff's Office where he worked on patrol. Since that time, he's held positions of Criminal Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, CID Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and currently the Captain of the Ector County Detention Center.

Captain McNeill has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from UTPB, is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, holds a Master Peace Officer License, and an Advanced Jailer License.