Over 30 years of service in law enforcement and military
Meet Sheriff Nehls
Sheriff Troy Nehls has dedicated his life to service, something his father, a Korean War veteran and Distinguished Service Cross recipient, taught him from a young age. At 19, Troy enlisted in the U.S. Army reserve where he served the next 21 years. He led troops into combat and managed multi-million projects on deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He retired from the Army with the rank of Major and as the recipient of two Bronze Star medals. Back home, Troy continued his service through law enforcement.
In 1994, Troy began his law enforcement service with Fort Bend ISD. He has spent the two decades since serving Fort Bend County in various law enforcement roles. He served two-terms as a Constable in Ft. Bend County Pct. 4 and, in 2012, was elected Fort Bend County Sheriff. He won re-election as Sheriff in 2016 and will complete his second four-year term in 2020.
In his 8 years as Sheriff, Troy has maintained his fiscal conservative principles while managing the 826 staff and $79 million budget of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. His commitment to serving our communities goes beyond his official duties. During Hurricane Harvey, Sheriff Nehls didn't hide behind his desk. He was out on air boats rescuing pets still chained up, rescuing residents from homes and high water, and helping deliver feed to farmer's stranded cattle.
Troy comes from a long line of law enforcement family members with his father and two brothers also serving. His twin brother, Trever, holds the same Fort Bend County Constable position Troy once held.
Outside of his role as Sheriff, Troy proudly volunteers for many local groups throughout Fort Bend County. He is the Chairman of the “Fort Bend Salutes America” Memorial Day ceremony, a life member and former Commander of VFW Post 3903 in Rosenberg, and member of the Sugar Land Exchange Club, to name a few.
Troy lives in Richmond with his wife, Jill, daughters, Jenna, Cambry, and Tori, and their four dogs, Archer, Lulu, Buddy, and Boo. They worship at Faith United Methodist in Richmond, Texas.
Sheriff Nehls protects and Serves our district
FIGHTing FOR VETERANS
Our men and women in uniform risk life and limb in service to our country. We owe it to them to ensure they have adequate healthcare services when returning home. Dozens of veterans are committing suicide every day. That is completely unacceptable. We must provide veterans with access to the best mental and physical health services. We must also ensure the VA Healthcare system is running efficiently and serving all veterans who come through the door.
Protecting texas ENERGY & jobs
Hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs rely either directly or indirectly on the energy industry, specifically oil and gas. Some are pushing for a complete ban on fossil fuels. This would be a travesty not only to Texas' economy but the entire country. We can be good stewards of our environment and protect jobs. In Congress, I will stand strong to protect our Texas energy industry and jobs.