Criminal Justice Command

About the Criminal Justice Command

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.