Harris County Welcomes Nationally Recognized Leader as Deputy County Administrator for Justice & Safety

Harris County is proud to welcome Perrye K. Turner, Sr. as its first Deputy County Administrator for Justice & Safety.


Turner brings more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security operations in the public, private, and education sectors. Most recently, he has led the Houston Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as Special Agent in Charge since 2014, directing daily operations including all National Security, criminal investigative programs, operational, administrative, financial, and security functions.

Turner’s exceptional experience and dedication to public safety have prepared him to drive Harris County’s ongoing efforts to enhance public safety and reform the criminal justice system in support of the 4.7 million residents ofHarris County.

Highlights from his 30-year tenure with the FBI include leading FBI Field Office management of security operations forSuper Bowl LI, the MLB World Series, and Hurricane Harvey recovery and response, and serving as on-scene commanderfor the Santa Fe High School and Naval Air Station (Corpus Christi) active shooter investigations.

In 2015, Turner was a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the federal career civil service, which is only given to the top one percent of Senior Executives by the President of the United States.

Turner’s recruitment follows Harris County’s recent hiring of Dr. Tina Petersen to serve as Director of the Harris County Flood Control District (FCD); Dr. Milton Rahman who will lead the Engineering Department (ENG) as County Engineer; and Daniel Ramos who has been named Executive Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).