Harris County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 9825 GA-116, Hamilton, 31811 GA
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Phone: 706-628-4211
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Harris County Sheriff's Office is located at 9825 GA-116, Hamilton, 31811 GA. The Harris County Sheriff's Office phone number is 706-628-4211.

Harris County Sheriff's Office News

Honor Guard - Harris County Sheriff's Office joined law enforcement agencies from across the state of Texas at the 2018 Texas Peace Officer Memorial to honor and remember those who gave their lives serving their community. We will never forgot those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We honor the sacrifices of the true heroes who fought and died for our great nation. #MemorialDay2018

It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Deputy Rocky Lee, 57. A 26-year HCSO veteran, Deputy Lee served at the 1200 Baker Street Jail. He was shot to death Friday night in Stagecoach and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Please join us in praying for our fallen brother’s family.

When he assumed office last year, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez called upon a diverse group of community leaders to serve on his transition team. Today, Sheriff Gonzalez met with the group to discuss how their advice is helping transform the largest sheriff's office in Texas. Some key accomplishments: 1. Increased efficiency in the jail operation significantly reduced what had been a $20M/year overtime expenditure. 2. Saved taxpayer money by outsourcing the jail food services operation. 3. Eliminated outsourcing of inmates before Hurricane Harvey crippled the criminal justice system, causing a court backlog. 4. Revamped the Human Resources recruiting operation to fill critical-need positions with high-quality candidates in a more expedited manner. 5. Launched an ongoing series of community-based Sheriff's Safety Forums to address neighborhood crime issues. 6. Conducted multiple, targeted crime-fighting initiatives in conjunction with state and local law enforcement partners. 7. Launched a body-worn camera initiative for all deputies. 8. Combined the Real Time Crime Center and the Research and Development Unit to enhance data-driven crime fighting efforts. 9. Launched the Mental Health and Jail Diversion Bureau to better address Harris County's mental health crisis. 10. Shifted focus away from arresting victims of human trafficking and toward arresting pimps and Johns who prey on these victims. We are grateful to all our community partners who are helping us provide all Harris County residents the law enforcement service you deserve.

HCSO Vehicular Crimes Captain Quincy Whitaker joins Pct. 1 Constables, our other local law enforcement partners, Krysta's Karing Angels and MADD to announce No Refusal DWI Initiative for the holiday weekend:

DEPUTIES CAPTURE THEFT SUSPECTS: Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 5 deputies charged two men with felony theft and evading arrest after they were observed stealing patio furniture from a grocery store in north west Harris County. Deputies say that Santos Garza, 37, (DOB 07/11/80) and Jesse Mireles, 32, (DOB 07/31/85), were two of the men involved in the incident. On Friday, May 25, 2018, at around 2:20 this morning, a Harris County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Division sergeant was fueling his unmarked unit at Kroger’s Grocery Store Service Station located at 13135 Louetta Road. While fueling his vehicle, the sergeant on-viewed several suspects occupying two pickup trucks loading several sets of patio furniture and grilles in to the bed of one of the trucks. He began following the suspects and notified Northwest District 5 Dispatcher of the theft and direction of travel. Responding units immediately proceeded toward the direction of travel and the sergeant advised one of the trucks crashed at Louetta Road and Malcomson Road. Garza and Mireles were seen fleeing from the truck and running to a wooded area. Deputies set up a perimeter in the immediate area and Harris County K-9 Units, along with Department of Public Safety (DPS) Helicopter Unit #102 joined in the search. A K9 deputy deployed his canine partner, who successfully tracked Garza into a tree line area, while identifying himself and giving warnings. Garza remained hidden in high grass and trees, until the K9 deputy and partner were just a few feet from where he was hiding. He then suddenly rose up from the concealment and the canine made contact with his right upper arm causing minor injury. Garza was transported to Saint Luke Vintage Hospital Emergency Room by Cypress Creek Ambulance for treatment. He was later released in good condition. Mireles was tracked to a brush line and taken into custody without incident. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was presented the facts of the case, and charges of felony theft and misdemeanor evading on both suspects were accepted. Deputies are confident of identifying the subjects that occupied the other truck that was able to elude units. Garza is listed first in mug shot followed by Mireles.

Do you recognize this individual? HCSO Need Public's Help Identifying Aggravated Robbery Subject: Harris County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Division needs the public’s help in identifying a black male subject who forced a victim at gunpoint to withdraw money from their bank accounts. On May 12, 2018, at approximately 0930 hours, the complainant was in his vehicle in the 9125 West Sam Houston Pkwy at a Kroger store parking lot when he was approached by a black male. The suspect pulled a handgun on the complainant and ordered him to unlock the vehicle, then proceeded to enter the vehicle taking the complainant’s cellphone and wallet. The suspect then ordered that the complainant open his banking app on the phone. After looking at the complainant’s account, the suspect ordered the complainant to drive to the Chase Bank located at 9300 block of Jones Rd. Once at the bank, the suspect ordered the complainant to enter the bank and withdraw funds. The suspect stated to the complainant that he had the complainant’s address from his driver’s license, and with that information, the suspect told the complainant that he would harm the complainant’s family if he told anyone in the bank or called the police. The complainant complied with the orders, withdrew the money, and returned to the vehicle. After the complainant’s return, the suspect ordered him to drive to the Chase Bank located at 12300 block of West FM 1960, where the suspect ordered the complainant to withdraw more money. The suspect repeated similar orders, including the threats to the complainant’s family. The suspect entered the bank this time, checking on the complainant. The complainant withdrew the money, and while inside, the suspect used the complainant’s ATM card after getting the PIN from him. The suspect proceeds to withdraw $500 and returns to the vehicle. The suspect then orders the complainant to drive to the Wal-Mart located at 12300 block of West FM 1960, where the suspect exits the vehicle and enters a red Chevrolet Impala. There are three still surveillance images attached of the subject. Anyone with information on this male subject is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime unit at 713-274-9210. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

Do you recognize the individuals in this video? In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 22, 2018, deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office noticed a Grey Volkswagen Jetta stopped in a moving lane of traffic near the 13400 block of North Lake Houston Parkway. When deputies approached the vehicle, they discovered the body of a Hispanic male, later identified as Juan Barrios, dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators need help in identifying a wristband the victim was wearing the night he was killed in an attempt to trace his last known whereabouts. Investigators are also trying to identify the following two individuals that were last seen with the victim. These persons of interest were in a 2015-2018 Cadillac Escalade. If you have any information regarding this case, Please call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713-274-9302 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).

Do you recognize this man? On Saturday May 13, 2018, HCSO district 2 deputies responded to an aggravated assault call at the La Michoa Latinas Bar in the 13200 block of Homestead road. Witnesses told investigators that a Latin male subject entered the business around 12:15 a.m. Security video shows the man casually walking over to the bar area, and ordering two beers. The subject then walked over to where a 21-year-old male was sitting at a table. The male pulls a pistol from his waist band and shoots the man. He then fled the bar, and drove away in a gray colored Ford Explorer. The male is 5’10 to 6’ in height and weighs 170 to 180 lbs. The victim is recovering from his wounds. The link to the video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50IhAIz4IHI Anyone with information on the identity of this male is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime unit at 713-274-9210. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

The importance of working together with our law enforcement partners in the County cannot be overstated. The objective is the same, which is to keep the Harris County community safe!

Per TxDOT and Houston TranStar, be on the lookout for weekend construction that will slow things down around the county and city. I-45 Gulf construction: Southbound Exit Ramp to McKinney St. – Total Closure – Closed continuously from 9:00 PM, Friday, May 18 to 5:00 AM, Monday, May 21. Detour Dallas/Pierce exit. Make a left at W. Dallas St to Bagby. Take left at Bagby to McKinney. I-69 Eastex Construction: Northbound Connector Ramp to IH 45 northbound – Total Closure – Closed continuously from 9:00 PM, Friday, May 18 to 5:00 AM, Monday, May 21. Detour: continue on IH 69 NB to IH 10 WB. Take IH 10 WB to IH 45 NB. 288 Construction: Northbound Connector Ramp to IH 45 GULF northbound – Total Closure – Continuously Closed continuously from 9:00 PM, Friday, May 18 to 5:00 AM, Monday, May 21. Detour: take IH 69 northbound to IH 10 westbound to IH 45 northbound. Follow detour signs. For all roadway construction, click the link here: http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/construction/

Congratulations to our new class of detention officers on their graduation! Your hard work, tireless dedication, and commitment to the HCSO academy and its training have lead to this moment. "United we stand, divided we fall." We are always looking for qualified applicants to join our team! Apply here: www.hcsojobs.com

Badges of Courage: What you need to know about law enforcement in the Houston area Check out CW39's story below on the various law enforcement agencies throughout Harris County, along with HCSO Deputy Ellis and what the badge means to him: http://cw39.com/2018/05/15/badges-of-courage-what-you-need-to-know-about-law-enforcement-in-the-houston-area/

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez is speaking at The Atlantic’s Race + Justice Houston Forum with Senior Editor Gillian White.

HCSO reserve deputies honored for saving trucker during Harvey Congratulations to HCSO reserve Major O'Brien and reserve deputy R. Jue, as they were honored by the 100 Club Houston, TX on Wednesday night. We thank them for their heroism and thank all of the law enforcement officials who were nominated and received awards. https://www.khou.com/video/news/local/texas/hcso-reserve-deputies-honored-for-saving-trucker-during-harvey/285-8131323

The Harris County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is set for the 37th Annual Peace Officer’s Memorial Service at the Nation’s Capitol. In addition to the service, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony.

HCSO Chaplain Vera Adams worked with Deputy Y. Abeid to comfort a family involved in a critical incident in West Harris County. We're grateful for the important service provided by our hundreds of volunteer chaplains.

Thank you, Spring Fire Department, for including the brave moms of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in this wonderful Mother’s Day tribute.

“We have a lot of strong D.O.s and young deputy staff that can see that they can make themselves a bright future in the Sheriff’s Office … it’s a rewarding career, you just have to put the time in. You can really learn dealing with people who initially are dealing with some crisis. Every day I run into a D.O. or a young deputy staff, or a civilian staff, and I know what they’re having to deal with. They come in everyday and help us get the mission accomplished. I have a saying, “Mission First, People Always.” The nature of our business is a mission - we have a mission statement in the Sheriff’s Office and that mission is always first. But you always have to have your people around. They will always be around; you always look out for them. The one word I can think of when I see these folks: outstanding. Job well done. They never cease to amaze me. We recently went through Harvey, and I had people staying down here 75 hours straight, some 120 hours straight. I had people who literally couldn’t leave this place. Every time they were here, they knocked it out the park.”

Harris County Peace Officers’ Memorial Riderless Horseman. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.

Honor Guard inspection by Sheriff Gonzalez as we prepare for the Harris County Peace Officers Memorial Service.