Troy Massey profile

Troy J. Massey
Troy J. Massey

Your Voice, Your Vote: Troy J. Massey, Shelby Co. Sheriff candidate


Candidate's Name: Troy J. Massey

Date of Birth: September 12, 1952

Education: Stephen F Austin State University, BA, Criminal Justice

Family: Married 36 years, three children and eight grandchildren

Religion: Member First Baptist Church, Center, Texas

Contact Information: 218 Watlington, Center, Texas

BIOGRAPHY:  In 1982, I began my career as a probation officer for Shelby and Panola Counties (the 123rd and 273rd Judicial Districts). In 1984, I became a supervisor, in 1990, Deputy Director and in 2002 Director. Twenty-two years of management experience managing an excellent Department writing budgets and grants.  During my 28 year career I have had the privilege of working with some of the best probation officers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges in the state. I obtained my Master Peace Officer license in 1999. I obtained my Instructor Proficiency Certification and have taught classes for Angelina College Police Academy and SFA Police. I obtained my Firearms Instructor Proficiency in 1999.  In 2001 I was awarded the Academic Recognition Award from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).

Other Career Highlights/Law Enforcement Record/Awards Recognition:

Supervisor/Deputy Director/Director of the Adult Probation Department 1982-2006

Reserve Deputy with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department from 1982-1993

Reserve Deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department from 1985-1989 obtaining the rank of Lieutenant.

Reserve Police Officer with the City of Center from 1989-1994.

Investigator with the District Attorney's Office 1994-1997.

Investigator with the Shelby County Attorney's Office 1997-2006.

Police Officer with the Stephen F Austin State University 2007-2009 obtaining the rank of Corporal.

Over 3600 hours of Documented TCLEOSE Training 

What qualifies you for this office? 

Twenty-two years of management experience

What are your plans if elected (re-elected)?

There are many reasons Troy Massey Should Be Sheriff of Shelby County Texas My vision throughout this long campaign process has been the same.  Some of most important issues that have been facing Shelby County law enforcement for the last seven years are:  (1) drugs (2) immigration (3) traffic (4) jail overcrowding (5) declining values (6) runaway spending.  It's time to make a change and that's what I want to accomplish.  I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to a broke Criminal Justice system.

I hold strong, that once in office I will bring the following values to the Sheriff's Department:  Excellence, Commitment, and Integrity. Recruit and Train a diverse workforce of the highest caliber to protect the public.

Troy J. Massey