Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree – June 2021

Denton County Sheriff’s Office Employee Spotlight

Denton County Sheriff’s Office Employee Spotlight – Lieutenant Curtis Stevenson was hired by The Denton County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a Detention Officer.  While working in the Denton County Jail full-time on deep-nights and weekends at Denton County MHMR, Stevenson added 17 weeks attending the UNT Police Academy to his grueling schedule.  After he obtained his Peace Officer License, he worked as a Patrol Deputy and Animal Control Officer.

Curtis left DCSO and worked at Sanger PD from 2008 – 2015.   In 2015, Lt. Stevenson came back to Denton County for the Constable, Precinct 1.  When Sheriff Murphree took office in 2017 and an opening within the mental health unit occurred, the Sheriff, aware of Lt. Stevenson’s background in Mental Health and work ethic, asked Lt. Stevenson to apply for that position. Curtis came back to Denton County Sheriff’s Office as a Mental Health Investigator and has been busy climbing the career ladder since. When the Sergeant Position in mental health came open, Lt. Stevenson with his expertise in the mental health field as well as his relationships with our mental health partners made him the ideal candidate for that position.  And early this year, after a promotion within the Justice Logistics Division, a Lieutenant position was available, and Curtis Stevenson promoted again to Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Stevenson also does a great deal of volunteer work such as delivering food to the American Legion Senior Center, handing out challenge coins to veterans to encourage them, participating in the holiday turkey dinner delivery at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, participating with donations at the Monsignor King Outreach Center in Denton, and distributing food and hygiene products to the homeless population in Denton County.  Lieutenant Stevenson was recently recognized by the Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding work as a first responder.

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photo courtesy of Stacy Turkoly

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