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Improving the quality of life for the citizens of Harris County is a primary goal of the HCSO. Crime prevention education is essential, and by taking a proactive stance to develop an informed citizenry, we can meet this challenge.

Child Safety Child Safety
Information on child safety seat installation and free inspection services. 
Graffiti Abatement
The HCSO’s Graffiti Abatement program is designed to remove unwanted graffiti markings.
The Motorist Assistance Program is designed to assist stranded motorists. 713 CALL MAP.
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a 5-day program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques.
Contract Deputy Program
To further enhance public safety in their communities, Harris County residents may request additional law enforcement services on a fee basis.
Vacation Watch
Going out of town? Let the Harris County Sheriff’s Office know and we’ll make sure our deputies keep an eye on your home.
Homeless Outreach Team
Connecting the homeless population to needed service providers within our community.
National Night Out
NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.
Victims Assistance Unit
The Victim Assistance Unit of the Harris County Sheriff's Office provides a range of victim services.
Safer Schools
Information on how parents, students, teachers and principles can make our schools safer. 
Home Inspections
Home security inspections for a possible 5% discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium.
Offender Watch
Offender watch is designed to help you search for registered sex offenders in your area and register for email notifications of registered sex offenders.
Procedures For 68-A Inspections
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Section ONLY conducts these inspections for Harris County residents. ALL inspections are conducted by APPOINTMENT ONLY. 
Burglary & Theft / Financial Crimes
The HCSO wants to help you safe keep your property and finances.

About Us

The Harris County Sheriff's Office, founded in 1837, is the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the third largest in the United States. The HCSO has over 4600 employees and 200 reservists dedicated to ensuring the safety of over 4.1 million residents who call Harris County home. Harris County encompasses 1788 square miles (1729 land) and includes forty-one incorporated municipalities.

Core Values

Merit and maintain the public’s trust.
Embrace and deliver professional service.
Protect our citizens with honor and courage.
Exemplify ethical conduct at all times.
Develop, encourage, and care for our Sheriff’s Office family.


1200 Baker Street
Houston, TX 77002
Emergency: 911
Non Emergency: (713) 221-6000
Inmate Information: (713) 755-5300
Information Line: (713) 755-6044