Emergency Management Division

W.B. "Dub" Thomas, Emergency Management Coordinator

W.B. "Dub" Thomas, Emergency Management Coordinator/Deputy Sheriff for Kerr County and the City of Ingram

Graduated from Sam Houston State with a BS degree in Criminal Justice and Police Science in 1982. 

Previous employment:  Texas Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol Service from 1985 until 2010.  Retired as Texas Highway Patrol Lieutenant. Responsible for 7 Sergeant Areas with 70 Troopers, 6 K-9’s, admin staff, Presidential Security at the Western Whitehouse, RADAR and Laser Instructor as well as recruit school instructor. Graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command.  District Disaster Chairman for DPS Region 4A while stationed in El Paso and was the Assistant District Disaster Chair for Region 6A while stationed in Waco responsible for the state response for disasters in the district.  Career duty stations include Freer, Hillsboro, San Angelo, El Paso and Waco.  Responsible for the state response in District 6A for the space shuttle Columbia disaster, District 6A response to Hurricane Katrina, deployed to the Beaumont district office to coordinate the state response to Hurricane Rita and the District 6A response to Hurricane Ike.  Participated in numerous disaster drills in conjunction with the Comanche Peak Nuclear facility.  

January 2014-October 2015: Disaster Program Specialist for the Hill Country Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Responsible for assisting 18 counties with preparedness, response and recovery plans and operations during disasters.  Responsible for the implementation of American Red Cross initiatives in 18 counties.

KERR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

A volunteer group that will work to assist and support the Kerr County Sheriff's Office. This group consists of citizens who have received the 20 hour basic CERT training class. This group will also attend in-service training periodically to remain refreshed on the knowledge acquired during this training.

To learn more about our CERT program, click on the link below:

Emergency Preparedness Expo

Mitigation, Preparedness and Recovery

Prepare and attend the First Annual Kerr County Emergency Preparedness Expo.

Saturday, September 30, 9am - 4pm

Happy State Bank Expo Hall
3785 E Hwy 27,
Kerrville, TX 78028

For more information contact:
W.B "Dub" Thomas
Emergency Management Coordinator
[email protected]
Kerr County Sheriff's Department
(830) 315-2430


Kerr County has implemented an emergency notification system named CODE RED. If you would like to be notified of an emergency situation effecting your Kerr County business or residence you should sign up for this system. The information will only be used for emergency notification purposes.

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