Eric Fagan, Fort Bend County’s new sheriff, officially sworn into office

Sheriff Eric Fagan has been sworn into office and will take over as Fort Bend County Sheriff. (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office)

HOUSTON – Fort Bend County officially has a new sheriff in town. He goes by the name Eric Fagan.

Fagan was sworn into office Friday after being elected in November. He will hold a virtual swearing-in ceremony Saturday at noon.

READ: Fort Bend County elects first African American sheriff since reconstruction era

Fagan won a close race against Precinct 4 Constable Trevor Nehls, drawing 53% of the votes. He was a Houston police officer for more than 30 years and has lived in Fort Bend County for nearly 20.

Fagan also has a master’s in Juvenile Forensic Psychology.

Fagan said he wants to bridge the gap between the sheriff’s department and the community. He wants to address racial profiling, add more training for deputies especially when it comes to dealing with mentally ill residents. He wants to add more body cams for deputies and he says he has no plans to defund the police.

Click here to read more about Fagan’s goals for the sheriff’s office.

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