Mike Griffis is the Ector County Sheriff with 30 years of law enforcement experience. He is a member of the Sheriff's Association of Texas, National Sheriff's Association, and the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Officers Association. Currently he serves as an advisory board member for the Salvation Army, on the board of Ector County Child Services Board and Project LifeSaver, and a former board member of The Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy, and is a member of the Odessa Rotary Club. Griffis attended Permian Basin High School and in 1988 attended the 11th Odessa College Law Enforcement Academy. He ran for Sheriff, took office January 1, 2017 and is running unopposed for a second term.