The Criminal Justice Command is the largest command in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office with nearly 2600 employees. The Command’s primary responsibility is operating the Harris County Jail System.
Harris County operates the largest jail in Texas and the 3rd largest jail in the United States. The Command is comprised of 4 bureaus: Justice Housing 1200, Justice Housing 701, Justice Management and the Detention Support Services Bureau. Although independent, the bureaus work cooperatively to ensure the care custody and control of over 8700 inmates housed each day.
The Service oversees a range of critical support functions that are an integral part of the Criminal Justice Command and serve the more than 8,000 incarcerated persons in the agency’s care.
The 1200 Justice Housing is one of four bureaus in the Criminal Justice Command.
The Justice Management Bureau oversees the safe, secure and efficient intake and release operations at the Joint Processing Center (JPC).
The Justice Housing 701 Bureau consists of the 701, 711 and 1307 Jails. The 701 Housing Bureau is one of four bureaus in the Criminal Justice Command.