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  • Fagan earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Juvenile Forensic Psychology from Prairie View A&M University.

  • Obtained extensive experience in Mental Health while earning his Master’s degree.  Performed psychological evaluations on inmates under a licensed Psychiatrist before their court appearance.

  • Mental Health education and training gave Fagan the hands on experience on how to recognize mental illness and how to deescalate confrontations with the mentally ill.  As a result of these experiences, Fagan knows how important it is to have deputies get the proper training on dealing with the mentally ill and deescalating encounters without the possible use of force.

  • During Fagan’s career he worked as a background investigator in the Recruiting Division of HPD, where he traveled throughout the United States to conduct thorough background investigations on applicants.  He conducted background investigations on citizen applicants and law enforcement officers from other agencies.  This experience gave him the opportunity to investigate and stop several bad officers from becoming a part of the Houston Police Department.  He knows how to spot gypsy cops and prevent them from jumping from agency to agency.

  • Fagan was assigned to Internal Affairs Alternative Dispute Resolution Division where he personally mediated disputes between citizens and officers.  During his time he conducted over 200 mediations with a 100% rate of agreement.

  • Serving on Mayor Turner’s protection detail afforded Fagan the opportunity to gain experience in working with city, state, federal and international dignitaries while ensuring their protection and safety.  As a detail leader on Mayor Turner’s detail, Fagan was charged with overseeing the security in whatever area of the city, state or nation the mayor traveled to. He coordinated and gave directives to Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, Constables and their employees.  He also coordinated and gave directives to the media when HPD officers or HFD employees were involved in any catastrophic event that was covered by the media.  

  • Fagan was assigned to Executive Chief Troy Finner’s office as Community Liaison which gave him the responsibility to work with community leaders and religious organizations to bring the police and community closer together.  During his tenure as the Community Liaison, Fagan in Partnership with Unlimited Visions Aftercare, brought the Building a Community of Hope Summit to Southeast Houston. This summit included psychiatrists, medical professionals, attorneys, politicians and law enforcement officers and leaders who participated in panel discussions during the summit.  The play, “The Law of Parties” was written by Fagan and performed at the summit. 

  • Fagan is certified by The Texas Department of Public Safety in dignitary protection. This training taught him how to protect domestic and foreign dignitaries and how to be on alert for possible terroristic and domestic threats.  During Super Bowl LI he worked with the NFL security team, the FBI, Homeland Security, Metro, Harris County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement municipalities around the City of Houston in planning for and protecting over one million citizens and visitors who attended the festivities.


  •  In 2021 obtained a $3.00 an hour pay increase for civilian detention officers

  • Worked with commissioner’s court to negotiate a substantial increase in pay for deputies.

  • In early 2022, Sheriff Fagan’s effort to meet best police practices within the law enforcement milieu led to the Commissioners Court approving a 10-year investment in modern technology to manage fleet, body worn cameras and related technology for the Sheriff’s Office.

  • The new grant writing team for the Sheriff’s Office has reached funding pinnacles upwards of $5 million, the highest ever in the history of the Sheriff's office.

  • Published an annual report for the sheriff’s office which has never been done, providing transparency to the public on the crime stats, improvements, and accomplishments.

  • Upon taking office conducted an internal audit of existing contracts which resulted in a medical company returning $734,270 to the Sheriff’s Office

  • Created the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU)

  • Seized over five pill presses and confiscated over one million pills plus multiple grams of fentanyl and meth. The amount of fentanyl confiscated by the Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit was enough to kill every person in Missouri City, Rosenberg, and Richmond combined.

  • Collaborated with multiple departments, including the County Attorney and the DA’s office, to effectuate more than 100 arrests, rescued over 30 victims and shut down numerous human trafficking operations in Fort Bend County.


"Patrick's Project will honor the memory of our beloved son, Patrick Wayne Fagan. Patrick was actively involved in the community through Top Teens of America, Inc., the Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program and the Child Developing Center, Inc., which was the Fagan Family Community Service Project. He enjoyed giving and gave unselfishly of himself to others. The quality of leadership possessed by Patrick earned him a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do after five years of intense training. He enjoyed playing tennis and was a four-year varsity letterman and the recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award. He was a member of USTA (United States Tennis Association) and played with Femi Thomas Tennis Pro International. 

He attended the Imani School, Lutheran South Academy High School and Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). Among Patrick's many activities while attending SFA, he joined the tennis club, pledged with the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) Fraternity, played on the Steen East Intramural Basketball Team and participated in the Campus Crusade for Christ Ministry. Patrick's Project, in partnership with Sheriff Eric Fagan and Jokes and Justice, has awarded $136,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

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