Captain Bryan Carlisle leads the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Executive Division. Bryan holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He is a graduate of the 237th Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy and the Law Enforcement Management Institute Leadership Command College. Bryan is a Master Texas Peace Officer and received the Public Safety Hero’s Award from the United States House of Representatives and The Woodland’s Township in 2008. Bryan served as the lead instructor of LEMIT’s Incident Command Simulation Training Program, Basic and Advanced Public Information Officer Course, as well as LEMIT’s New Chief Development Program and Project ENCRIPT’s Media Relations Course. Bryan has instructed at several state conferences and has worked as a national core-instructor for the “Below 100” initiative to reduce police officer deaths nation-wide. Most recently, Bryan returned from Beirut, Lebanon where he served as an advisor instructor and panelist on government-media relations for the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy.
Bryan was a graduate and class President of the MCSO Class 96-1 Texas Peace Officer Licensing Academy and was selected for commission with the MCSO in 1997. He served in a variety of capacities including Patrol Deputy, Crime Scene Investigator, Academy Instructor and as the Commander of the agency’s elite Crisis Negotiation Team. In 2005, Bryan joined the Shenandoah Police Department as the agency’s Accreditation and Training Coordinator. Bryan has held the rank of Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Lieutenant and Assistant Chief of Police while leading, at various times, all facets of the agency’s operations and support functions during his tenure. Returning to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office under the leadership of Sheriff Rand Henderson, Bryan is responsible for Recruiting, Training, Human Resources, Records, Internal Affairs, Media Relations, Crime Stoppers and the Chaplaincy Program.