Jail Administrator placed on leave

Freestone County’s jail administrator has been placed on leave after an HR assessment found she is not licensed as a jailer, Sheriff Jeremy Shipley announced at last week’s commissioner’s meeting. Sheena Wimberly has been the jail administrator since Dec. 3, 2017. She is the third administrator since Shipley took office.

“It was an oversight on my part because TCOLE said I could designate anybody as a jail administrator,” Shipley explained.

“She didn’t work in the jail so I didn’t realize she had to have a jailer license.”

TCOLE – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement – is the regulating agency for all peace officers in the state.

The dilemma came up when Texas Association of Counties (TAC) performed a Human Resources assessment on newly elected County Treasurer


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