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Tom Green County Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office website. Our goal is to provide citizens and visitors with a quick and easy access to information about this office, the departments within the Sheriff’s Office, and the Tom Green County Jail.

Thank you,
Sheriff J. Nick Hanna


The office of Sheriff is constitutionally created office with responsibilities prescribed by the legislature (Tex. Const. Art. V section 23). The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is responsible for:

  • Operating the county jails
  • Investigating crimes
  • Making arrests
  • Enforcing traffic regulations on county roads
  • Serving writs
  • Seizing property after judgment
  • Maintaining communications with other law enforcement organizations


The sheriff has countywide jurisdiction; however, most sheriffs’ departments concentrate their activities outside city limits where municipal officers do not operate. Like all county department heads, the sheriff appoints his own personnel and in large counties may have a substantial staff and budget. The sheriff is elected every four years and is responsible for security in both the county and district courts.

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