Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 711 El Cibolo Rd, Edinburg, 78541 TX
  • Chief:
Phone: 956-383-8114
Fax: (956) 393-6179
Email:

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is located at 711 El Cibolo Rd, Edinburg, 78541 TX. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office phone number is 956-383-8114.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office News

Good afternoon friends! Today we had the absolute pleasure of hosting an amazing group of Veterans at our firearms range. After a weather issue, Wounded Warrior Project reached out to the HCSO and we were honored to help. Firearms Instructors from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies participated in hands on shooting stations that allowed these amazing men and women an opportunity to have some range time. Once again, we would like to wish all of our Veterans an amazing day. Thank you for your service!

Good afternoon friends! First, I would like to wish all of our Veterans a great weekend with their families and friends as we honor them for their courage and selfless service to our nation. We are thankful that you answered the call to military service and represented proudly not just yourselves, but your families and communities back home. Again, thank you for your service! Here at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, we have employees that continue to proudly serve their communities after their military service. I would like to recognize their continued commitment as Deputies and Detention Officers. Effective immediately, we will authorize our Veterans to wear a Service Recognition bar on their uniforms. This will identify the branch of service that your HCSO Deputy/Detention Officer proudly served in. Please have a wonderful and safe weekend and always take care of each other. God Bless. Sheriff J.E. ”Eddie” Guerra

HAPPY RETIREMENT, MR. ARMANDO GARZA! We would like to wish our Crime Victim’s Liaison, Mr. Armando Garza, a Happy Retirement! Yesterday, we gathered to celebrate Mr. Garza’s 29 years of loyal and dedicated service not only to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, but to the victims of crime and the citizens of Hidalgo County. Many spoke about his many years of dedicated service to the crime victims, community, and to the many crime victims liaison he trained and mentored. On behalf of everyone at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, we would like to congratulate you, and wish you a joyful retirement. You have a heart of gold and have touched so many lives - You will be sorely missed and will always be a part of our HCSO family. Let’s give Mr. Garza a shout out and wish him well on his future endeavors! #HCSOFamily #HappyRetirement #myHCSO

Welp...Just when you think you have seen it all... Thank you HCSO Patrol Division! 😊 Have a great evening!

*SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATORS HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT FOR THE ALLEGED MURDER OF HIS FATHER IN WESLACO* On Monday, October 29, 2018, at about 7:23 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence located at the 2800 block of Mile 5 ½ North Road in rural Weslaco initially for a Welfare Concern, but was later reclassified from an Equivocal Death to Murder. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies met with the daughter of the home owner whom reported that family members had not had any contact with her father, 76 year old Frederick Josef Nocar, since the 21st of this month. Deputies entered the property to check the welfare of Mr. Nocar, and due to the exigent circumstances, had to forcibly open the front door to gain entry. Upon entry, deputies found Mr. Nocar lying in a pool of blood on the floor of his home, and observed the body was in a state of decomposition. Sheriff’s Investigators and crime scene specialists were summoned to the scene to investigate and gather evidence. Justice of the Peace Jason Pena declared the death and ordered an autopsy. Dr. Norma Jean Farley, a forensic pathologist, ruled the manner of death to be homicide caused by chopping with a blunt object and blunt force trauma to the head. Through the course of the investigation, Investigators received information naming the decedent’s son, identified as 39 year old Joseph Robert Nocar, as being involved in the murder. A subsequent search on Joseph’s vehicle resulted in physical evidence linking Joseph to the murder of his father. Investigators met with Joseph as well as witnesses in reference to this investigation. Sheriff’s Investigators reviewed the preliminary offense reports, statements from the suspect and witnesses, and evidence that demonstrated sufficient probable cause to show that Joseph murdered his father. Early this morning, Joseph Nocar was subsequently taken into custody. This afternoon, Justice of the Peace Jason Pena formally charged Joseph with the offense of Murder, a 1st degree felony. Nocar was given a $2,000,000 cash surety bond before being committed to the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center. This is an ongoing investigation; we ask if you have any information regarding this case to please contact the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 956-383-8114. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at 956-668-TIPS(8477) or submit a tip using the smartphone application “P3” or website: www.p3tips.com. If the information provided leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. This is the second homicide this year for the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office – and sadly, yet another tragic incident of domestic violence. We encourage any person who is a victim of domestic violence to seek help from their respective law enforcement agencies. Additional resources and help are available from organizations such as Mujeres Unidas, Hidalgo County Family Violence Task Force, and the Texas Advocacy Project.

Good morning friends!! Help us spread a positive message this Halloween. Please remember to be safe and have fun this evening! ***SHARE*** #myHCSO

HCSO & DETENTION PROMOTIONS We want to congratulate Investigator Francisco Medrano on his promotion to Sergeant, and Corporal Martin Guzman on his promotion to Sergeant, and Detention Officer Ruben Rincones on his promotion to Corporal!!! These men have proven themselves to be among the finest of the HCSO family and they will continue to work hard everyday for your safety. Let’s give them a shout out and wish them well!! Congratulations!! #myHCSO #Promotions

🐶 HCSO RESCUE SUNDAY 🐱 Good afternoon Facebook friends! We would like to introduce you to the pets of the week for The Laurie P. Andrews “PAWS” Center: Olaf, Reaper, Nugget, Janette, Sissy, and Rosie. Please go and visit the the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center located at 2451 N Expressway 281 in Edinburg TX. It is an amazing pet adoption and wellness services facility. Adoption fees include the first series of shots, spay/neuter operation, microchip and a month of pet accident insurance. For more information on Olaf, Reaper, Nugget, Janette, Sissy, Rosie, or any of their other adoptable pets, visit The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center in Edinburg or call (956) 720-4563 today. You can also see a list of all of their adoptable animals’ 24-hours a day at pvaconline.com.

Good afternoon friends! Your HCSO along with our local and state partners are working hard for you in our community! Operation Safe Neighborhood October 22-25, 2018. Your Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Constables Office Pct 1, Constables Office Pct 5, and Texas Department of Public Safety went out to make sure 398 registered sex offenders in rural Hidalgo County were in compliance with their sex offender registration requirements. Your HCSO in action!! #myHCSO

Good evening friends! Another great collaboration between your Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen Fire Department, and Sharyland ISD. Teamwork!! #myHCSO

🐶 HCSO RESCUE SUNDAY 🐱 Good morning Facebook friends! We would like to introduce you to the pets of the week for The Laurie P. Andrews “PAWS” Center: J-Lo, Adam, Phoebe, Lexington, Apple, and Ramona. Please go and visit the the Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center located at 2451 N Expressway 281 in Edinburg TX. It is an amazing pet adoption and wellness services facility. Adoption fees include the first series of shots, spay/neuter operation, microchip and a month of pet accident insurance. For more information on J-Lo, Adam, Phoebe, Lexington, Apple, Ramona, or any of their other adoptable pets, visit The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center in Edinburg or call (956) 720-4563 today. You can also see a list of all of their adoptable animals’ 24-hours a day at pvaconline.com.

Thank you Sharyland High School and Mrs. Montemayor for inviting us to speak at your Career Panel this morning! It was exciting to interact with these amazing students and be part of a panel with much time and experience! #myHCSO

Good morning friends! Last night we had a wonderful member of our community and children’s book author participate in a ride along with our Deputies. Ms. Iona Cordero is currently working on her latest children’s book in her “My Hometown Heroes” series. In this latest installment, she will be focusing on Law Enforcement. We look forward to this amazing book coming out soon and the way it will help children understand the role that Law Enforcement plays in their daily lives. #myHCSO

Good afternoon friends!! ***SHARE*** Please be safe as our weather changes. Help us spread the word... The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns against using extension cords or power strips with space heaters to reduce fire risks. The agency says that portable electric heaters cause 1,100 fires per year, resulting in about 50 deaths, dozens of injuries and millions of dollars in property loss. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 32 percent of home-heating fires involve space heaters, resulting in 79 percent of home-heating fire deaths in the United States. Please be safe friends...Spread the word!!! #myHCSO

Good afternoon friends! We are excited to share that Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaime Garcia and his partner, K9 Asha, were awarded the 2018 K9s4COPS Award for Top Narcotics seized in 2017-2018, at the 7th Annual UNLEASHED-Leadership ceremony held in Houston, Texas. Since we received K9 Asha in the spring of 2018, she has been a very valuable asset to our agency. We would like to thank K9s4COPS for not only placing K9 Asha in our care, but for this recognition, and the wonderful work you do for a safer future for our communities. Founded in 2010, K9s4Cops is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to build a safer future by placing K9 Officers in communities and schools. K9s4Cops has placed over 173+ highly trained canines with law enforcement agencies, school districts, and universities across the United States, Paris, and France. #K9s4COPS #myHCSO

Good afternoon friends, it has been another great day of training with our community! The HCSO Active Shooter Awareness Program (ASAP) is one of the many ways that we work hand in hand with our community. We thank the Hope Family Health Clinic in McAllen for inviting us to train with them. For information on bringing this course to your school, business, or church please contact the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Academy at 956-381-7979 or email the instructor at Ricardo.garcia@hidalgoso.org #myHCSO

WANTED WEDNESDAY Good afternoon Facebook friends! WANTED WEDNESDAY is here! Please help us by sharing this post. This week's Wanted Wednesday person is: Name: Francisco Tamez Offense(s): Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle Age: 33 yrs old Height: 5’05” Weight: 130 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Last known address: Edcouch,Texas If you have information on the whereabouts of this wanted person, please contact the HCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 956-383-8114. You can also call anonymously to the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at 956-668-TIPS (8477). If the information provided through the Crime Stoppers hotline leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward. #myHCSO #WantedWednesday

WANTED WEDNESDAY Good afternoon Facebook friends! WANTED WEDNESDAY is here! Please help us by sharing this post. This week's Wanted Wednesday person is: Name: Jose Angel Sanchez Offense(s): Criminal Mischief >=$750<$2500 (MA) Age: 18 yrs old Height: 5’07” Weight: 180 lbs Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Last known address: Weslaco, Texas If you have information on the whereabouts of this wanted person, please contact the HCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 956-383-8114. You can also call anonymously to the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers hotline at 956-668-TIPS (8477). If the information provided through the Crime Stoppers hotline leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward. #myHCSO #WantedWednesday

OCTOBER DECLARED NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 4th Annual “Purple Day” Press Conference held yesterday by the District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Council on Family Violence Task Force. This prevention event aimed to bring awareness, and provide prevention education to the public, and to the silent victims, on the topic of domestic violence. Together, we sent a strong message to the community that we stand in unity against domestic violence. We would like to remind you to wear PURPLE on October 18th, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. KNOW.PREDICT.PREVENT #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #GoPURPLE

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office National Night Out!

Thank you for joining us at our 2018 Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office National Night Out. We had an amazing time and hope to see you next year!

HAPPY RETIREMENT, SR. DEPUTY! Happy Retirement to Senior Deputy Leonel Torres whom has retired after 29 years of dedicated and distinguished law enforcement service. On behalf of everyone at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, we would like to congratulate you, and wish you a joyful retirement. You will always be a part of the HCSO family. Let’s give Sr. Deputy Leonel Torres a shout out and wish him well on his future endeavors! #HCSOFamily #HappyRetirement