"I believe in a holistic approach to the criminal justice system and that community needs for safety can be met with compassion, transparency and accountability"
DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT
A North Carolina native, Vance enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school and served honorably for five years. The Marine Corps taught Vance the "WE BEFORE ME." ethos, values and discipline that has guided his life and career since.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Vance moved to Fort Worth and began his law enforcement career with the Fort Worth Police Department. Vance has been a dedicated public servant to the city and its residents for 20 years and currently serves as Captain over the Tactical Operations Division. His former commands include communications, fleet services, professional standards, and the training division.
Vance and his wife, Latocia, live in Fort Worth. Their daughter, Keyara, attends college at the University of North Texas.
PhD in Conflict Analysis & Resolution from Nova Southeastern University
Master of Public Administration from Tarleton State University
Master of Science in Applied Criminology from Texas A&M University-Commerce
Master and Bachelor of Science in the Administration of Criminal Justice from Mountain State University
Graduate Certificate in African American Studies from the University of Houston.
Certificate of Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia.
Graduate of FBI National Academy Class #262
Graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police Class #63
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LCC) Class #86
Texas Master Peace Officer Certificate
Police Officer. Veteran. Husband. Father.
Compassion • Transparency • Accountability
"Over the years, I have learned no matter where we live, work, worship, or relax we have common goals of wanting to feel safe and be respected. The foundation for any successful public safety institution must be built on community trust, attention to human dignity and transparency. I am asking for your vote because my commitment to public service throughout my adult life has prepared me to successfully lead the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. I am qualified, collaborative and compassionate. I am not afraid to be held accountable or hold others accountable. If elected, I will be the Sheriff of all Tarrant County as I sincerely believe we are made greater by our diversity."