Bowie County Sheriff James Prince has switched political parties, from Democrat to Republican. Prince also announced plans to seek another term in office next year.

“I want to be sure that in this day of political differences, I stay true to all the people who have elected me and for many who have crossed their own party lines to support me as the sheriff of this great county.”

I am available, as I have always been, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached on my cell phone at (903) 276-1836 or on Facebook

Prince said he is just as excited about running for office today as the day he announced for his first term, and is just as committed to continue doing the job that he loves.

“It has always been my practice, and will continue to be, to enforce the law equally knowing that I work for all the people of this county no matter which party or group they represent,” Sheriff Prince said. “I have prided myself in reaching out to all in this county that I serve and I want to be absolutely sure that party lines and demographics do not divide this county and stand in the way of our growth and our efforts to provide timely and efficient law enforcement to every segment of our society,” he said.

The Basic Awareness Safety Education program has become a critical part of Sheriff Prince’s administration. The program, developed and taught only in Bowie County, is aimed at young people in the county and targets:

  • Drug education
  • School violence
  • Fire safety
  • Internet safety
  • Gun/outdoor safety
  • Teaching young people how to report an emergency or crime.

“We now teach this program in 10 public schools in Bowie County,” Prince said.

Prince outlined his accomplishments over his tenure in office and said his basic two commitments remain the same – to constantly improve the service the office provides to its citizens and to make himself available to all who seek his counsel and service.

"I am available, as I have always been, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached on my cell phone at (903) 276-1836 or on Facebook."