Dear Citizens, When I ran for Sheriff in 2012, I identified a dismal 4% solve rate for residential burglaries, an excessive amount spent on overtime for the Criminal Investigations Division, and an overuse of “take-home” cars by employees. I have reduced the issuance of take-home cars by 25% and ensured that only those that must respond to scenes or incidents have them assigned. I reduced the annual overtime expense for CID from $369,662 to $86,644 in my first three years. My priority is and always will be residential burglaries. While this is a difficult crime to solve, I put continuous pressure on CID to ensure we are doing everything possible to address this invasive crime. I am extremely proud to say that CID has improved their solve rate from 4% to an incredible 16% in 2015. We’re not finished improving this rate and will continue to focus on it.   I have also focused on improving relationships with our area law enforcement. One example of this is our acquisition of two helicopters from the US military. These aircraft were obtained at no charge and are now part of a partnership with the cities of Sugar Land, Rosenberg, and Missouri City. The helicopter is an asset to all of Fort Bend County and was utilized during the Spring floods by the cities of Simonton and Rosenberg. I am also proud of the two K9s added, Kaja and Rudy. These two K9s are assigned to Patrol and assist with searches and apprehension. They help protect our deputies and their mere presence alone is a deterrent to those that may consider fleeing from a scene. I thank you for your support and look forward to continuing to serve you. Sheriff Troy E. Nehls