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Denton County Sheriff's Office

Notice: Please be aware that someone is once again impersonating a Denton County Deputy and telling people they have warrants out. This is a scam! If you receive a call like this, please contact your local police department or the Sheriff's Office to file a report.

Will Travis
Sheriff

Welcome to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office Web site, a resource designed to provide citizens and visitors with quick and easy access to information about this office and Denton County. 

Thank you, 
Sheriff William B. Travis

Main Office

Law Enforcement Center - Directions
127 N. Woodrow Lane
Denton, Texas 76205-6397
(940) 349-1700
(972) 434-5500
(940) 349-1604 (Fax)
(972) 434-5020 (Fax)

Other Phone Numbers

Emergency:

911

Non-Emergency

(940) 349-1600
(972) 434-5500

Jail Information:

(940) 349-1700
(972) 434-5502


Crime Stoppers:

(940) 349-1555
(800) 388-8477

Criminal Investigations:

(940) 349-1660
(972) 434-5503

Jail Records:

(940) 349-1630
(972) 434-5507

Warrants:

(940) 349-1560
(972) 434-5505

Animal Control:

(940) 349-1600
(972) 434-5500

Sheriff's Responsibilities

     Sheriff is a constitutionally created office with duties to be prescribed by the legislature (Tex. Const. Art. V sec 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, and maintaining communications with other law enforcement organizations. The sheriff has countywide jurisdiction, but in practice, most sheriffs' departments concentrate their activities outside city limits where municipal officers cannot 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. The sheriff also sets bail bond policy for the county except where there is a Bail Bond Board which establishes the rules and regulations for making bail by bondsmen. 

     Constitutionally, sheriffs in counties of less than 10,000 population serve as tax assessor-collector (art. VIII, sec. 16) unless the voters elect to keep the jobs separate.  In several Texas counties the sheriff is also the tax assessor-collector and carries those additional responsibilities.

Press Releases

Open Records Requests

All requests for records may be submitted by completing the form below.

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Contact Information | Location | Press Releases 
Sheriff's Responsibilities | Other Agencies