ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sheriff Hooper is an experienced law and order sheriff who respects the rule of law and due process and demonstrates loyalty to the oath of office and fidelity to the United States Constitution. 

Sheriff Hooper is an experienced law and order sheriff who respects the rule of law and due process and demonstrates loyalty to the oath of office and fidelity to the United States Constitution. 

Continuous 38-year commitment of employment to the vocation of public service in Law Enforcement serving Nueces County. 

  • Dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens of Nueces County, the Nueces County Jail, and the Nueces County Courthouse. 

  • Created and oversees the implementation of the enhanced Courthouse Security Initiative for the safety of all citizens and visitors of Nueces County. 

  • Awarded a successful Texas Commission and Jail Standards Inspection 2 consecutive years. 

  • Active member of the Coastal Plains Sheriff Coalition (18 Texas Sheriffs).

Sheriff Hooper has established and improved successful collaboration with regional, state, and federal law enforcement partners. 

  • Assisted the Agua Dulce City Marshall in becoming part of our Metro Com radio communications. 

  • Enhanced collaboration with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to combat Transnational crime through Nueces County such as human trafficking. 

Sheriff Hooper shows absolute respect, admiration, and support for the women and men of the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office by: 

  • Committing to the progress of increased wages and benefits for its employees

  • Acquiring and providing all equipment necessary for the safety of all patrol and correctional officers

  • Increasing the staffing of the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office by seeking support and funding from the Nueces County Commissioner and grant requests

  • Creating advancement opportunities for all employees of the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Hooper is invested in modernizing and motivating the Patrol Division of the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Purchased and equipped all Patrol vehicles with moving radar units at no expense to the County using funds from the Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund.

  • Purchased and installed four License Plate Readers in four out of five Stone Garden patrol units to work on the Human Trafficking corridor at no expense to the County using Federal Grant fund.

  • Requested and received authorization by the Court to purchase 160 new S&W, M&P 2.0 9mm automatic pistols to replace older Sig Sauer 357 pistol for officer safety and operational cost savings at no expense to the County using Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund

  • Created two, designated Deputy Positions to work in tandem with MHID on Mental Health and Crisis Intervention. These deputies will further our efforts in jail diversion and competency restoration for mental health care consumers who have entered the criminal justice system.

  • Reinstituted the “Path to Patrol” for correctional officers who have a goal of attaining Peace Officer status.

  • Provided additional training opportunities for all officers.

Sheriff Hooper enhanced and continually upgrades the Nueces County Jail Facility and Operations. 

  • Added 4 additional Nueces County Jail Intake and Release Supervisors 

  • Erected a 12’ fence in the sally-port driveway of the Jail to be used as an inmate staging area in the event of an emergency evacuation at no expense to the County. 

  • Upgraded the main server and security cameras within the Jail. 

  • Replaced two commercial grade washers and dryers at no expense to the County. 

  • Aggressively negotiated the most qualified and fiscally responsible Food and Medical contracts for our inmates in the Nueces County Jail. 

  • Adapted and improved the technology to keep the criminal justice system moving forward by implementing zoom and court call. 

Sheriff Hooper created and advanced collaborative efforts with social services agencies, ministries, and volunteer groups to maximize educational and self-improvement opportunities for our inmates. 

  • Supported a community partnership with Goodwill Industries that helps inmates find employment opportunities, fill out job applications and learn computer skills. 

  • Supported faith-based opportunities to minister to the inmates. 

Sheriff Hooper advanced and supports efforts to reduce recidivism in our juvenile offenders by collaborating with local and national social service agencies, faith-based ministries, and volunteer groups. 

  • Collaborated on the local creation and implementation of Courts in Schools that presents real life felony sentencing to audience of CCISD high school students. 

  • Expanded support for the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Volunteers who work to reduce the number of youth re-entering the Juvenile Justice System and enrich the lives of youth incarcerated or on probation. 

  • Participated in the implementation of Juvenile Justice Center tattoo removal program. 

  • Supports the local Youth Odyssey program helping at risk youth achieve opportunities to participate in positive youth development through life skills and adventure programing.