500 W. 10th St. Austin Texas 78701 (Map)

(512) 854-9345 |  [email protected]


Highlights & Achievements:

  • President, Texas Jail Association (2015-2016)
  • President, Texas XIII Chapter, Blue Knights Int’l LEMC
  • Graduate, FBI National Academy, Session 244
  • Graduate, National Jail Leadership Command Academy, Class 18
  • Graduate (Trilogy Award), FBI-LEEDA Program
  • TCOLE Master Jailer, Master Peace Officer
  • VFW Officer of the Year, 1995
  • 90th Army Reserve Command NCO of the Year, 1995
  • TCSO awards to include Commendation, Sheriff Wayne Barton, Unit Citation and several others.
  • TCOLE Academic Recognition Award

Captain Shane Poole grew up in and graduated high school in Smithville, Texas and joined the Travis County Sheriff’s Office on October 19, 1987. Prior to joining TCSO, he worked in his family’s real estate and home building business. After joining TCSO, Shane achieved a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Criminal Justice) from St. Edward’s University and went on to receive his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward’s in 2002.

Captain Poole promoted to sergeant in 1991 and has worked in or supervised several operational, support and special program areas over the years promoting to lieutenant in 2008 and captain in 2015. His passion is instructing and mentoring the future leaders of the Department through the SHeriff’s Institute for Ethical Leadership Development (SHIELD) which he co-founded and coordinates. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Texas State School of Criminal Justice.

Captain Poole also served 21 years in the United States Army Reserve, retiring in 2004, with his last four years assigned as the Senior Enlisted member (Sergeant Major) of the Southwest Asia Contracting Command. He was activated for both Desert Storm and the Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom campaigns.

Shane and his wife of 29 years have lived in Austin for 24 years and are active in supporting their children’s academic and extracurricular activities, as well as the community through TCSO and the Blue Knights.

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