Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree – February 2021

Assistant Chief Deputy Lee

On January 1, 2021, Sheriff Murphree swore in over 200 Deputies as he started his new term. Among those was newly appointed Assistant Chief Deputy Douglas Lee. Assistant Chief Deputy Lee supervises the Denton County Sheriff’s Office Administration Bureau, which includes the Community and Media Relations Division, the Justice Management Division, the Support Services Division, the Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Team, and the Transport and Extradition Units.

Assistant Chief Deputy Lee began his Law Enforcement career in 1993 as a Detention Officer at the Denton County
Sheriff’s Office. After being promoted into the Patrol Division in 1994, Assistant Chief Deputy Lee progressed through the ranks as a Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, and Traffic Sergeant before he became the Captain of the Patrol Division on January 1, 2013. During his tenure at the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Chief Deputy Lee has been a Field Training Officer, a Marine Safety Enforcement Officer, a License and Weight Enforcement Supervisor, a SWAT Team Operator, and the SWAT Team Commander. In 2019, Assistant Chief Deputy Lee transferred from Captain of the Patrol Division to Captain of the newly created Justice Management Division. This division includes the Bailiff Unit, the Mental Health/Crisis Intervention Team, and the Protective Detail Unit. He served as the Captain of the Justice Management Division until his most recent appointment as Assistant Chief Deputy.

Assistant Chief Deputy Lee is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Systems Management. Assistant Chief Deputy Lee holds a Master Jailers License and a Master Peace Officers License and currently represents the Sheriff’s Office on numerous boards and committees, including the Heroes of Denton County Executive Board, the United Way of Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, and the Denton County MHMR Center Board of Trustees.

Assistant Chief Deputy Lee has been married to his wife, Rebekah, for 28 years, and they are the proud parents of twin daughters, Harper and Hannah.

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