The seasoned statesman will become the 76th President of NSA in June 2017. With this high honor he becomes the 5th Sheriff from Texas to serve in this position, and the first in almost twenty years. There are 3,088 Sheriffs in the United States.
Sheriff Eavenson assumes the mantle at a time when the nation needs to better engage and coordinate with the National Sheriffs Association. They serve the heartbeat of our nation. Rockwall County, the State of Texas, and the Nation all gain a respected voice.
Rockwall County citizens are very fortunate to have such a respected leader as their guardian of law and order.
Sheriff Eavenson is Chairman of the Resolutions Committee Serves on the Executive Committee
The Immigration and Border Security Committee
The Audit Committee for NSA.
He has served as Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas (SAT) for the past five years and also served on the Board of Directors of the SAT.
Eavenson has been the Sheriff of Rockwall County since January 2001, and has served in the following capacities since being elected:
President of The Rockwall County Republican Men's Club in 2014 while being a member since 2001, four years on the Board of Directors of the YMCA, one year on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), mentor at Rochelle Elementary for four years, and nine years on the Hawkes Scholarship Committee which is now coordinated by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club.
He was the recipient of the Ralph M. Hall Chairman's Award for his leadership, courage, vision and for exhibiting drive towards excellence, which sets an example for others to follow. This award was presented at the annual Reagan Day Dinner on March 21, 2015.
For the past two years, he has assisted in coordinating a fundraiser golf tournament for Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), a privately funded 501 C (3) Nonprofit Organization which builds homes for young veterans who suffered multiple serious injuries including but not limited to multiple limb amputations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
HFOT has built over 190 specially designed homes in the United States for these young veterans. These two tournaments raised approximately $13,000.00 for HFOT. It will continue to be an annual fundraiser for HFOT and will be held each year at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.
Prior to taking office in January, 2001, Eavenson managed his own consulting/investigative company for five years, after spending 16 years in the financial industry, including as Director of Security with First National Bank in Dallas.
Eavenson began his 18-year law enforcement career with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He graduated from the DPS Academy in 1961 as a Commissioned Highway Patrolman and was then stationed in El Paso, where he met and married Marcia. There he spent eight years as a highway patrolman and ten years in the Criminal Intelligence Service as an Agent and Sergeant.
He was assigned to an Organized Crime Unit of the Criminal Intelligence Service for three of the ten years. He is a graduate of the 112th Session of the FBI National Academy in 1978.
His extended education includes a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1979.
He and his wife, Marcia, have lived in Rockwall since March 1988. They have two grown children, five grandchildren and twin great granddaughters. They are members of the First Baptist Church in Rockwall. Marcia is a retired school teacher.