Experience • Integrity • Fairness

HOOPER HAS IT.

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EXPERIENCE

INTEGRITY

FAIRNESS

Sheriff Hooper was appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court on November 1, 2018, becoming the top law enforcement officer in Nueces County. Prior to being Sheriff, he dedicated 35 years to the CCPD serving in many capacities. And before that he was a correctional officer for the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office also working as a patrol officer for the City of Port Aransas Police Department. 

During his tenure as Sheriff, Hooper has championed a number of programs and initiatives intended to improve the safety and quality of life for the citizens of Nueces County. He takes a hand-on approach to the County’s recruitment efforts with his ‘Path to Patrol’ program and has tackled issues like jail overcrowding and mental health treatment for inmates. 

Sheriff Hooper maintains an unblemished record for enforcing the law in an impartial and fair manner ensuring everyone is treated with compassion and dignity. Sheriff Hooper works diligently to ensure the safety, security, and State Jail Commission compliance of the Nueces County Jail, which routinely operates at a maximum capacity.

THE OFFICE

of Nueces County Sheriff

As Nueces County Sheriff, Hooper’s office is responsible for the 911 emergency and routine patrol service for the entire county. The Sheriff also oversees the operation and management of the Nueces County Jail and courthouse security and safety. Responsibly also includes forging collaborative and working relationships with the Department of Homeland Security, The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Hooper has done this succesfully since 2018 and wants to build upon the strong leadership he’s brought to the office.

INITIATIVE

Passionate about the causes and solutions of county jail overcrowding, Sheriff Hooper has been working diligently with the commissioner’s court to complete a jail expansion project that will add 96 beds by the end of 2019.  Sheriff Hooper, with Nueces County MHID, is also focused on the expansion of jail diversion programs that emphasize mental health treatment for eligible inmates in the Nueces County Jail.

A LIFE OF SERVICE

  • Nueces County Sheriff since 11/01/2018

  • TCOLE Master Peace Officer Since 2000

  • CCPD Supervisor of the Serial Offenders Unit

  • CCPD Patrol Supervisor

  • CCPD Public Information Officer

  • CCPD Crisis Intervention Officer

  • CCPD Field Training Officer

  • CCPD Crime Prevention Officer

  • CCPD Academy Defensive Tactics  and Fitness Instructor

  • CCPD Bicycle Patrol Officer and Instructor

  • CCPD SWAT Officer 

  • CCPD SWAT Training Officer

  • DPS Firearms Instructor Certification

  • CCPD Police Recruiter

  • CCPD Police Applicant Background Investigator

  • Police Emergency Driving Instructor

  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

  • DPS Criminal Investigations Certification

COMMUNITY

Sheriff J C Hooper is a lifelong resident of Nueces County. He graduated from King High School, Del Mar College, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He is the son of Delbert and Hedy Hooper and he is married to Cheryl Hooper. They have two high school-age children.