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Capt. J. Saenz Biography

Captain John Saenz was promoted to Captain of the Corrections Bureau in February 2022.  He began his career in law enforcement with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a corrections officer. During his career, which exceeds 25 years of service to Hays County, he has held the positions of Corrections Officer, Shift Corporal, Shift Sergeant, Lieutenant of Jail Operations, Support Services and now Captain of Jail Operations.

As a Corrections Bureau Captain of Operations, he oversees four jail shifts comprised of 132 employees.

Additional Training, Awards and Honors

Job Training
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Continuing Education (Over 2900 hours)
Graduate of class #39 of the National Leadership Command Academy

Certifications
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Jailer’s License – 1996
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer License – 1999
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor Proficiency – 2001
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Mental Health Officer Certification – 2006
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Jailer’s Certification – 2014
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer Certification — 2015

Awards
Hays County Corrections Supervisor of the Year – 2004
Hays County Sheriff’s Unit Citation Award – 2015

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