Ruiz Building - 5555 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 (Map)

(512) 854-9348 |  [email protected]


Highlights & Achievements:

  • Certified Jail Manager – American Jail Association
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy Session 255
  • Graduate of LEMIT/INCOSIT Public Information Officer Course
  • TCLEOSE Master Jailer & Master Peace Officer Certifications
  • TCLEOSE Instructor Certification
  • Certified Corrections Executive - American Correctional Association
  • FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award Recipient 2012
  • Valedictorian of TCSO BPOC #7
  • Sheriff's Unit Citation 2009

Wes Priddy was born in Whitney, Texas in 1963 and graduated from Bruceville-Eddy High School in 1982. He attended McLennan Community College, Austin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin.

Wes joined the Travis County Sheriff's Office in 1985 as a corrections officer assigned to the "old jail" atop the historic Heman Marion Sweatt Courthouse. After working numerous assignments, he was promoted to sergeant in 1990. In 1993, he promoted to lieutenant and was privileged to serve at Complex Security, Central Booking, Professional Services, the Health Services Building and Courthouse Security. Wes’ knowledge and expertise were acknowledged in 2000 when he was appointed the agency’s director of the Training Academy. He served in this capacity until 2004. In 2009, Wes was promoted to captain by Sheriff Greg Hamilton and was assigned to the Travis County Correctional Complex.

Wes is committed to his Christian beliefs and married Erika, his lovely wife, in 1991. He enjoys spending time with his family and is a very proud father of a daughter and son.

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