About Joe Danna
I was born and raised in Harris County into a large Catholic Italian family with eight sisters and one brother. My first job was throwing a paper route at nine years old. I worked in the film development business for 15 years and then started Quality Photo Inc, the first photo lab of its kind in Houston. Twelve years later, I sold the business and began my 30-year career in law enforcement.
I’m a Master Peace Officer and worked in every division of Precinct One Constable’s Office for twenty years. I’ve received extensive experience coordinating law enforcement efforts with the FBI, HPD, HCSO, and TXDOT, and I wrote the first TXDOT STEP PROGRAM. I am involved in the community with various clubs, but most rewarding are my visits to prisons as an instructor with Toastmasters in the Texas Prisons System.
It’s my privilege to serve the citizens of Harris County. You are my family, my friends, my neighbors, my colleagues, and my community. I experience the same issues and challenges, you all face every day in Harris County. From boardrooms to bus stops, we all deserve the same expectations to live and raise our families in a safe environment. As your next Sheriff, that is my goal.
From the release of repeat offenders who go on to murder innocent citizens to insufficient training for detention officers, it’s time for a change.
It’s time for transparency. It’s time to restore trust. It’s time for new leadership.
It’s time for Joe Danna.