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Captain Daniel Quam

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Detention Division

Daniel Quam is the Jail Administrator of the Detention Division, and he assists the Detention Bureau Major with formulating and implementing policies and procedures for the Detention Bureau. He is also responsible for ensuring proper and professional day-to-day operations of inmate housing, programs, medical services, support unit, and administrative unit. These responsibilities include directing and supervising personnel service in these areas. Employee morale, efficient operations, and professional service are priorities for the Detention Bureau.

He began his service as a Detention Officer Civilian with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office in 1999, and over a span of 18 years, he was promoted through the ranks to Captain.

His educational achievements include attending Wharton County Junior College, where he received an Associate Degree in General Studies. He later earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. In addition, he is a graduate of the 250th session of the FBI National Academy and currently holds a Master Jailer and Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

He has been active during his career at the Sheriff's Office as a former President of the Fort Bend County Deputy Sheriff's Association. He serves on multiple committees and is a lifetime member of the Texas Jail Association. He has served as a Director for Behind the Badge Charities since 2011 and is currently their Vice President, supporting all first responders in Fort Bend County.