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The Mission of the Harris County Sheriff's Office is
"To enhance the safety and protect the trust of the citizens of Harris County by enforcing the law with integrity and professionalism."

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez


Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to maintain a high level of public service during the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Ensuring the public safety – including the safety of Sheriff’s Office employees and the inmates entrusted into our care – is our top priority. Click here to view answers to frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting Sheriff’s Office operations.

Harris County Jail Suspends Inmate Visitation To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

Harris County Jail Suspends the SWEWP (Sheriff’s Weekend Work Program) To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

This week, Harris County was placed under a public health disaster declaration due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To prevent the potential spread, the SWEWP will be suspended until further notice. The measures are being put into effect to protect our staff and inmates. The suspension will be effective, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All defendants are instructed to monitor this site for updates on the programs reactivation and other important information. If you have any questions regarding the program, call the SWEWP staff at (346) 286-1216, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday – Friday. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but the health of our staff, inmates and community is our priority.

As a local government agency, employing more than fifty (50) persons and having received at least one single grant award of $500,000.00 or greater from the U.S. Department of Justice, subject to the authority of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is required to submit a biennial Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report to the Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Utilization Report is a comprehensive document that analyzes a recipient's relevant labor market data, as well as the recipient's employment practices, to identify possible barriers to the participation of women and minorities in all levels of a recipient's workforce. Its purpose is to ensure the opportunity for full and equal participation of men and women in the workplace, regardless of race, color, or national origin.



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The Fugitives featured within this publication are wanted by area law enforcement. If you have additional information on the location of any these fugitives, please call Crime Stoppers Anonymous Reward Hotline 713-222-TIPS.