Sheriff, Williamson County, TX
Mike Gleason was elected on November 3, 2020, as the Sheriff of Williamson County, Texas and on January 1, 2021, became the 36th Sheriff of Williamson County, Texas, where he and his family are longtime residents. Mike started off in Corrections while attending school and after being sworn in as a licensed peace officer, spent over 23 years at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. He rose through the ranks holding numerous high-ranking command positions in every division within the bureau. Mike served under 5 different Williamson County Sheriffs throughout his career. During his final 15 months of service at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, he was the Assistant Chief Deputy in charge of jail operations, overseeing close to 300 corrections employees, approximately 700 inmates, and an annual budget of approximately $23.6 million. Mike retired from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office as an Assistant Chief Deputy. Mike completed his undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice while being the first ever to receive the Dr. M. James Moritz Scholarship from the 100 Club of Texas, graduated from the 217 Session of the FBI National Academy Quantico, Virginia, attended Sam Houston State University, and graduated from the Correction Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) program at Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), and complete his MBA at Charter University. Additionally, he holds numerous certifications including Firearms Training Instructor, Master Peace Officer License, Mental Health Officer, Secret Security Clearance, and Advanced Accident Investigation and Reconstruction. Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center (WCCAC), and on the Board of Trustees, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS).