Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier spoke to the Rotary Club of Weatherford at their regular meeting on Aug. 3. Sheriff Authier spoke about his law enforcement career that spans over 30 years, including the 12 years he worked as chief deputy under Larry Fowler. The sheriff's office currently has 98 commissioned officers and 37 civilians, with an average response time is 12.5 minutes in a county of over 900 square miles.
Authier also spoke about the privately owned jail that houses 461 inmates with 90 jailers. The sheriff's office runs dispatch for the Parker County Sheriff's Office, City of Willow Park, City of Hudson Oaks, and Aledo ISD. After his presentation, Authier graciously answered questions asked by fellow Rotarians and guests.