FARMERS BRANCH ~ Bringing a wealth of law enforcement experience to Farmers Branch, three City Marshals have been sworn into service, establishing the first Marshals Office to serve all processes for the Municipal Court.
Jesse Ramon, Jr., Gary Elkins and Nicole Rodriguez-Terrell took their oaths of office in the municipal court room at the Farmers Branch Justice Center.
The Marshals Office is designed to reduce the total amount of warrants for the City and provide a more streamlined process for serving and processing the more than 18,000 active warrants that are outstanding to date.
The members of the Marshals Office will be serving these warrants and providing for better courtroom security when court is in session.
Additionally, the Marshals Office will be in charge of prisoner transfers which will take that burden off the Police Department and allow them to focus solely on public safety.
The City of Farmers Branch Marshals Office received approval from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, as a newly created law enforcement agency, in July.
Marshal Jesse Ramon comes to Farmers Branch after six years as an U.S. Air Force Security Police K-9 Supervisor, 25 years as a Hurst Police Officer and 10 years as Lead Marshal for the Hurst Municipal Court.
Marshal Gary Elkins started his law enforcement career in Sachse in 1985 but came to Farmers Branch Police Department in 1990 and was a patrol officer before retiring in 2010. He spent five years of his tenure in Farmers Branch as the warrant officer for the court. After retirement, he served as part time bailiff for Farmers Branch.
Marshal Nicole Rodriguez-Terrell holds a Master Peace Officer certificate and a Master's Degree in Library Science. Her career as a police officer has taken her from Dallas to Farmers Branch to Carrollton and to Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
PHOTO CAPTION: City Secretary Amy Piukana administers the Oath of Office to new City Marshals (second from left) Nicole Rodriguez-Terrell, Jesse Ramon Jr. and Gary Elkins.