The Executive Command’s function is to carry out the agency’s critical mission: To enhance the safety and protect the trust of Harris County residents by acting with integrity and professionalism.
The Criminal Justice Command is the largest command in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office with nearly 2600 employees.
The Law Enforcement Command is comprised of the Patrol, Homeland Security, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Crime Analysis and Training and the Communication and Technology Bureaus.
The Criminal Investigations Bureau is tasked with one of the agency’s most important responsibilities – conducting timely and thorough criminal investigations and solving crimes in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies.
The Patrol Bureau is the largest and most visible component of the agency often tasked with providing the initial response to calls for service.
The Homeland Security Bureau oversees the agency’s SWAT operations and specialized task forces and units that respond to high-risk incidents beyond the scope of standard patrol deputies.
The Administrative Services Bureau coordinates and manages the agency’s administrative and employee support divisions.
The Professional Development and Standards Bureau is dedicated to investing in the agency’s most valuable asset – its 5,000-plus employees and volunteer reserve deputies.
The Detention Support Services Bureau 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 three bureaus in the Criminal Justice Command. It includes the Joint Processing Center and the jail facility at 1200 Baker Street.
The 701 Housing Bureau is one of three bureaus in the Criminal Justice Command. It includes jail facilities at 701 N. San Jacinto, 711 N. San Jacinto and 1307 Baker Street.
The Office of Inspector General Bureau consists of the Internal Affairs Division and the Crime Analysis and Intelligence Division.