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As part of the unprecedented response to coronavirus in Texas, and in light of the Governor’s recent disaster declaration, the Records Department of the Montague County Sheriff’s Office is unable to access its records to respond to public information requests at this time. During the period this notice is posted, the Records Department is not considered available for routine processing of records request for purposes of the time deadlines under the Texas Public Information Act.

If a new request:
Your request will be received on the Montague County Sheriff’s Office, Records Department’s next open business day.

Existing requests:
Your request is paused and will be set back to processing on the Montague County Sheriff’s Office, Records Department’s next open business day. We would additionally add this language to the notice posted on the website:The Office of the Attorney General has provided an update on the calculation of business days and COVID-19.

Welcome to the Montague County Sheriff’s Office website, a resource designed for citizens and visitors who are seeking information about this office and Montague County.

The office of sheriff is a constitutionally created office with duties prescribed by the Texas legislature (Tex. Const. Art. V sec.23). The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is elected every four years.

The sheriff has countywide jurisdiction, but in practice, most sheriffs’ offices concentrate their activities outside city limits where municipal officers cannot operate.

The sheriff is responsible for operating the county jails, investigating crimes, making arrests, enforcing traffic regulations on county roads and maintaining security in both the county and district courts.

We patrol more than 900 square miles and are authorized to house more than 100 inmates. We also provide dispatch services for several local and State law enforcement agencies and over 14 local fire departments in the county, as well as our own agency.

We believe in building partnerships with local, state and federal agencies to help solve community problems, maximize taxpayer-funded resources, and increase competence, integrity and professionalism in law enforcement. We have an open agency, and I encourage citizens to communicate problems, issues and concerns with myself or any of my staff.

I believe that strong leadership, from the command staff on down through the office, helps us succeed in our mission to provide residents the services they expect from their Sheriff’s Office and make Montague County a better and safer place to raise families, and I am honored to lead the men and women who daily risk their lives to fulfill that mission. They are owed a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Please you this Web site for your benefit, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.