Sheriff Harold Eavenson
Prior to being elected Sheriff of Rockwall County and taking office January 2001, Mr. Eavenson managed his own consulting/investigative company for five years after spending 16 years in the financial industry.
Previous to accepting the Director of Security position with First National Bank in Dallas in 1979, he spent eighteen years with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was assigned to the Highway Patrol Service for eight years and spent ten years in the Criminal Intelligence Service, five as an Agent and five as a Sergeant. He was assigned to an Organized Crime Unit of the Criminal Intelligence Service for three of the ten years. He is a graduate of the 112th Session of the FBI National Academy in 1978. He attended the 81st Session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute in 2001.
During the time that he managed his consulting firm, he was a frequent speaker on the requirements of the Bank Protection Act, including proper response before, during and after a bank robbery. He participated in the development of a bank robbery response training video.
Sheriff Eavenson has a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) from February 2007 until June 2011. He was elected Sergeant at Arms of the National Sheriffs’ Association in June 2011. He will become President of the National Sheriffs’ Association in June of 2017. He also serves on the Immigration Border Security Committee of NSA. He serves as the Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas.
He was one of 13 Sheriffs to travel to Israel in February of 2006 to meet with and be briefed by senior command staff of the Israeli Police, military and private sector experts regarding terrorism and counter-terrorism measures. The trip was sponsored and funded by the American Israeli Education Foundation and the National Sheriffs’ Association.
He is a member of the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club. His Wife Marcia is a retired school teacher. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Rockwall YMCA. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Rockwall. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren (twin girls). They are members of First Baptist Church in Rockwall.