Find someone in jail, and learn about the agency’s rehabilitation programs, re-entry services, and jail population.
The online report system allows you to submit a report immediately.
Find your nearest substation, and contact your patrol district.
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The mission of the Harris County Sheriff's Office is "To enhance the safety and protect the trust of the citizens of Harris County by enforcing the law with integrity and professionalism."
Ed Gonzalez was elected the 30th Sheriff of Harris County in November 2016. He is serving his second term after being re-elected to office by Harris County voters in November 2020.
Meet the Sheriff and read his weekly message to the community.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to maintain a high level of public service during the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Ensuring the public safety – including the safety of Sheriff’s Office employees and the people entrusted into our care – is our top priority.
Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19
Click here to view answers to frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting Sheriff’s Office operations.
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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office performs a wide variety of public safety, law enforcement, and emergency response roles. The agency is responsible for patrolling neighborhoods, helping prevent and investigate crimes, managing the safety and needs of its jail population, providing important rehabilitation programs and re-entry services, and preparing for and responding to disasters.
Improving the quality of life for Harris County residents is our primary goal. Crime prevention education is essential, and by taking a proactive stance to develop an informed community, we can meet this challenge.
Get information about our programs, services, and more.
Founded in 1837, the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is the largest Sheriff's office in Texas and the third largest in the nation.
Please click here to read the Harris County Sheriff's Office Policy. Our new HCSO policy website counts with new and more features.
A quick overview of the new features:
Ride Along with Deputy Foster
At the Sheriff’s Office, we pride ourselves on working with you to keep our neighborhoods safe.
We strive to be deeply ingrained in the communities we serve and recognize the invaluable
impact residents and community partners have on Harris County’s future.
Thank you for your partnership, and for joining us on this journey.