Ryan Braus was born in New Iberia, Louisiana in 1980. He began his law enforcement career with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2005. In 2008 he relocated to Lubbock Texas and has since worked his way through the ranks to his current position as the Assistant Chief Deputy in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

Ryan Braus attended high school at New Iberia Senior High in New Iberia, Louisiana, prior to finding his calling in Law Enforcement. He is married to his wife, Rebecca, and has three children.



Summary of Qualifications

2008 – Present

Ryan Braus began his service with Lubbock County as a line officer, during that time he served on the transition team for the newly constructed Lubbock County Detention Center. He later promoted to the position of Corporal where he trained other line staff personnel. He later promoted to the level of Sergeant, where he was engaged in the day to day operations of shift operations and took ownership of the training team on his shift. He later promoted to the position of Shift Lieutenant. While in this position he facilitated a staffing analysis which contributed to the transition from 8 hour shifts to 12 hour shifts. He also researched and led a team to establish the “Step-Up Program”, which was designed to reduce the reliance of Solitary Confinement for chronic behaviorally challenged inmates. In 2016, he was promoted to the position of Captain and Director of Programs and Accreditation. In August of 2021, he was appointed to Assistant Chief Deputy for the Detention Center where he currently serves.


Relevant Experience

2005 – 2008                        Deputy Sheriff for Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office/PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor

2008 – 2011                        Detention Officer for Lubbock County

2011 – 2013                        Corporal for Lubbock County

2013 – 2015                        Sergeant for Lubbock County

2015 – 2016                        Lieutenant for Lubbock County

2016 – 2021                        Captain and Director of Programs and Accreditation for Lubbock County

2021 – Present                 Assistant Chief Deputy of Lubbock County Detention Center


Education / Certifications

1995 – 1998                        New Iberia Senior High School:   College Prep

1998 – 1999                        University of Louisiana, Lafayette (No Degree Earned)

2005                                      P.O.S.T. Training Academy for Louisiana Peace Officer Certification

2009                                      Basic Jailer Proficiency

2011                                       Basic Instructor Proficiency

2013                                       Intermediate Jailer Proficiency

2016                                       Advanced Jailer Proficiency

2019                                       Certified Jail Manager

2019                                       Master Instructor / Jail Mental Health Officer



Professional Memberships & Committees

2009 – Present                 Texas Jail Association

2016 – Present                  American Jail Association

2017 – Present                 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Project Grant Vice Chairman

2018 – Present                 TCOLE Curriculum Development Board Member

2018 – Present                 Lubbock Count Bail Bond Board Vice Chairman

2019 – Present                 Texas Sheriff’s Association

2019 – Present                 Grace Campus (Homeless Outreach) Board President





National Memberships & Speaking Opportunities