Hello, Cimarron County! I'm Sheriff James Taylor, and I'm here to proudly serve and protect our wonderful community. With a decade of experience in law enforcement under my belt and a lifelong connection to this area, I'm committed to making our Sheriff's Office one that we can all take pride in.
Growing up, law enforcement was a way of life for me, thanks to my father's 5 years of dedicated service as the undersheriff right here in Cimarron County. This connection to the community and its values runs deep in my family, and I'm honored to continue that tradition.
Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with the Texas County Sheriff's Office and various other agencies in our panhandle region, gathering valuable experience that I bring to my role as your Sheriff.
During my career, I've taken on various roles, including that of a K9 handler. I'm also a certified basic instructor for law enforcement, a taser instructor, and a less lethal instructor. My commitment to ongoing training and development is unwavering.
One of my primary goals as your Sheriff is to build strong relationships within our county. Trust and collaboration between our law enforcement and our residents are essential. We're diligently working to ensure that your tax dollars are used responsibly, and we're committed to making positive changes within our agency, including modernization efforts.
As a certified CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) basic instructor, I'm eager to bring additional training opportunities to our local law enforcement area. Well-prepared and equipped officers are the cornerstone of community safety.
On a personal note, I'm a proud father of three beautiful daughters: Emily, aged 4; Delilah, aged 3; and Emberlyn, who's almost 1. They're the heart of my motivation, a constant reminder of the importance of keeping our community safe and vibrant.
I've lived in the panhandle all my life and now proudly call Boise City my home. I was born in Liberal, KS, and graduated from Arnett, OK. My roots in this region run deep, and I'm committed to making it the best place it can be for all of us.
Thank you for entrusting me with the responsibility of being your Sheriff. Together, we'll work towards a safer, more prosperous Cimarron County that we can all be proud to call home. If you ever have questions, concerns, or just want to have a friendly chat, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here for you, and I'm here for Cimarron County.