Chief Deputy Mattie C. Provost

Mattie-ProvostAs the Chief Deputy, Mattie C. Provost provides overall leadership and direction on all aspects of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.  She brings decades of professionalism to the agency. Known for her leadership skills, she is empowered by countless outstanding traits which dictate success. She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Corrections and Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management, from Sam Houston State University.

Chief Deputy Provost has been a dynamic and assertive law enforcement professional for over 31 years. She started her career at the Houston Police Department (HPD) moving up the ranks to Assistant Chief Deputy.  She is a proven leader, approachable and friendly, and possesses a collaborative leadership style while directing and guiding others in a variety of critical areas.

Chief Deputy Provost is a proponent of community policing and establishing relationships that add trust, transparency and legitimacy to the law enforcement profession.  She has profound knowledge in internal investigations, implementation of public safety programs, emergency response, policy & procedure development, budget planning & management, and media & public relations.  She is adept at conducting investigations and diffusing potentially volatile situations with tact and diplomacy.  She is an exceptional communicator with notable success in management of operations focused on crime reduction, the use of technology as a force multiplier, increased productivity, and overall, the enhancement in the quality of life across the community.              

Chief Deputy Provost is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy, Session #241, the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and a graduate of Leadership Houston, Class XXV.  She is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE).  She earned the Texas Law Enforcement Master Peace Officers’ Certificate, is a certified mediator, Texas Crime Prevention Specialist, and has served as an executive member of the Labor Relations Committee.  She has served on numerous committees within the law enforcement arena as well as in the community. Chief Deputy Provost’s passion for giving back to the community is apparent as she has mentored students in the Houston, Spring, and Katy Independent School Districts.  She believes her volunteerism will build stronger communities.

On June 9, 2022, the Texas Chief Deputies Association named Chief Deputy Provost the 2022 Melvin Drum Chief Deputy of the Year for her achievements at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Provost retired from HPD in March 2017, with an honorable discharge.  She is a resident of Fort Bend County and excited to be a part of Sheriff Fagan’s Command Staff.  



Paulette Johnson is the Executive Command Assistant to Chief Deputy Provost. She may be reached by email at

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