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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."

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez


Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19

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 inmates entrusted into our care – is our top priority. Click here to view answers to frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting Sheriff’s Office operations.

Harris County Jail Suspends Inmate Visitation To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

Harris County Jail Suspends the SWEWP (Sheriff’s Weekend Work Program) To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

This week, Harris County was placed under a public health disaster declaration due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To prevent the potential spread, the SWEWP will be suspended until further notice. The measures are being put into effect to protect our staff and inmates. The suspension will be effective, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All defendants are instructed to monitor this site for updates on the programs reactivation and other important information. If you have any questions regarding the program, call the SWEWP staff at (346) 286-1216, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday – Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but the health of our staff, inmates and community is our priority.

As a local government agency, employing more than fifty (50) persons and having received at least one single grant award of $500,000.00 or greater from the U.S. Department of Justice, subject to the authority of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is required to submit a biennial Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report to the Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Utilization Report is a comprehensive document that analyzes a recipient's relevant labor market data, as well as the recipient's employment practices, to identify possible barriers to the participation of women and minorities in all levels of a recipient's workforce. Its purpose is to ensure the opportunity for full and equal participation of men and women in the workplace, regardless of race, color, or national origin.



Report a Tip Now

The Fugitives featured within this publication are wanted by area law enforcement. If you have additional information on the location of any these fugitives, please call Crime Stoppers Anonymous Reward Hotline 713-222-TIPS.

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Black / Male
12/30/1966, 5'10"
Warrant #: 1721889
Travis LEWIS
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Black / Male
03/27/1987, 5'8"
Warrant #: 1639274
POSS WIM/D GP 3/4 CS-400G & UP
Wilman SOTO
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Hispanic / Male
05/31/1990, -
Warrant #: 1656508
Indecency W/Child Sexual Contact
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Black / Male
07/02/1999, 6'2"
Warrant #: 1704499
Agg-Assault Family
No Picture Available
White / Male
09/19/1990, 5'4"
Warrant #: 1592132



  • HCSO Behavioral Health Division

    Providing evidence-based behavioral health consultation, training, and confidential clinical services to employees and eligible dependents.

  • HCSOSecureWatch

    HCSO Secure Watch

    The HCSO SecureWatch Program is one of many Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) initiatives to enlist the help of community members and businesses in the fight against crime.

  • BoardingHomes

    Boarding Homes

    Boarding Homes is a program to help regulate Boarding Home Facilities located in Unincorporated Harris County.

  • Insider

    Subscribe to Our Community Newsletter

    For an insider's look at our agency's ongoing efforts to work collaboratively with our communities on public safety, sign up for our weekly newsletter today.

  • LifeSaver

    HCSO Project Lifesaver International (PLI)

    PLI supports those who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders with the mission of bringing loved ones home.

  • Guardian

    Project Guardian

    Project Guardian is a program to help keep individuals with Autism safe.



    It is the policy to treat all persons, whether in custody or not, in a respectful, courteous, and professional manner while maintaining safety and security.

  • Academics

    HCSO Firearm/Taser

    Annual Firearm & Taser Registration.

  • Academics

    HCSO Academy

    The HCSO Academy is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and abides by its rules.

  • HCSO Memorial

    HCSO Memorial

    The Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies has recorded fifty one (51) officers that have been killed or lost their lives in the line of duty.

  • Inmate Visitation

    Inmate Visitation

    Users can learn more about individual inmates, their condition and status.

  • Permits

    HCSO Foundation

    To assist and support the men and women of the Harris County Sheriff's Office in carrying out their law enforcement mandates.

  • Permits

    Mental Health

    Information on the Sheriff’s initiatives to address mental health and jail diversion.

  • Ordinances and Permits

    Ordinances and Permits

    Harris County Sheriff's Office Citizens Online Police Reporting System

  • Procedures for 68-A Inspections

    Procedures for 68-A Inspections

    The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Section ONLY conducts these inspections for Harris County residents.

  • Online Reporting

    Online Reporting

    Harris County Sheriff's Office Citizens is authorized to enforce these rules

  • Inmate info

    Inmate Care

    The public’s trust is essential for the HCSO to perform its mission.

  • MissingPersons

    Missing Persons

    Information regarding missing children, missing adults, and how to file a report.

  • Permits


    Users can learn more about specific requirements for various businesses.

About Us

The Harris County Sheriff's Office, founded in 1837, is the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the third largest in the United States. The HCSO has over 4600 employees and 200 reservists dedicated to ensuring the safety of over 4.1 million residents who call Harris County home. Harris County encompasses 1788 square miles (1729 land) and includes forty-one incorporated municipalities.

Core Values

Merit and maintain the public’s trust.
Embrace and deliver professional service.
Protect our citizens with honor and courage.
Exemplify ethical conduct at all times.
Develop, encourage, and care for our Sheriff’s Office family.


1200 Baker Street
Houston, TX 77002
Emergency: 911
Non Emergency: (713) 221-6000
Inmate Information: (713) 755-5300
Information Line: (713) 755-6044