Dallas County Sheriff's Department

Dallas County Sheriff's Department The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is the chief law enforcement agency in Dallas County (Texas). The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is the chief law enforcement agency in the county.

Established on March 30, 1846, we operate the seventh largest jail in the United States with an average jail population of over 6,000 inmates and more than 2,000 employees. Unlike municipal law enforcement agencies, sheriff deputies have jurisdiction in all areas of the county, including the other 32 cities in the county. POST / COMMENT REMOVAL POLICY The Dallas Sheriff's Department page was created to facilitate the exchange of information with the public. To promote such exchange we encourage and welcome postings and comments from the public about issues related to law enforcement. The department reserves the right to regulate the content of, and where necessary delete, any objectionable entry posted. The Dallas Sheriff's Department is responsible for monitoring all postings and may take appropriate action when necessary, and at its sole discretion from inappropriate or otherwise harmful information and links. Examples include: • Profane language or content. • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. • Explicit or implied sexual content. • Conduct implying, promoting, or encouraging illegal activity. • Information that might compromise the safety or security of the public. • Any other posting that, by its nature or content, might harm public welfare.

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11/25/2020
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Happy Thanksgiving. Please stay safe.

The Major County Sheriffs of America wish everyone a #HappyThanksgiving and remind you to be please be safe on the roadways this holiday season #dontdrinkanddrive #drivesafe

To all our service men & women, past & present - Thank You for your service, sacrifice, and support.  Honoring all who s...
11/11/2020

To all our service men & women, past & present - Thank You for your service, sacrifice, and support. Honoring all who served. #VeteransDay @Dallas_Sheriff

The Dallas Sheriff's Office will launch a youth art and essay competition on October 11th in partnership with National F...
10/09/2020

The Dallas Sheriff's Office will launch a youth art and essay competition on October 11th in partnership with National Faith and Blue Weekend (NFBW). See flyer for details #FaithandBlue #MovementForward #DallasCountySheriff

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office will launch a youth art and essay competition on October 11th in partnership with Nat...
10/07/2020

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office will launch a youth art and essay competition on October 11th in partnership with National Faith and Blue Weekend (NFBW).

Law Enforcement officers across the country have pledged to continue to build relationships with the communities they serve. NFBW is a new bridge that will allow the Dallas County Sheriff's Office to create relationships with different houses of worship.

Sheriff Marian Brown states, "Our faith is a key component in how we live our everyday lives, as students continue to learn in a new normal the Dallas Sheriff's Office wanted to create an opportunity for the youth to express themselves createively."

The essay and art topic challenges youth to address (1) How can law enforcement build stronger relationships throughout the community? or (2) What has the year of 2020 taught you?

Please see the attached flyer for more details. #FaithandBlue #MovementForward #DallasCountySheriff

This is the last day to register to vote! The Dallas County Voter Education Program resulted in 265 individuals particip...
10/05/2020

This is the last day to register to vote! The Dallas County Voter Education Program resulted in 265 individuals participating in their right to vote. #VoterRegistration #DallasCountySheriff

4 days left to register to vote in the General Election.  The Sheriff's Office passed out 1,212 voter applications to in...
10/02/2020

4 days left to register to vote in the General Election. The Sheriff's Office passed out 1,212 voter applications to incarcerated people within the jail system. #VoterRegistration #4Days #DallasCountySheriff

10/01/2020
Dallas Sheriff Voter Education Program

Did You Know:

There are more than four million Americans who are unable to vote due to a felony conviction. This includes people on probation or parole, in prison, and in some states, people who have completed a felony sentence.

The vast majority of the 665,000 inmates in local jails, though, are legally eligible to vote. This is because most of these people are awaiting trial, with a substantial additional number serving misdemeanor sentences, which do not result in disenfranchisement. Despite the fact that most jail inmates are eligible to register to vote, it is believed that relatively few actually do so. Much of this is due to the logistical difficulties involved.

Jail inmates obviously cannot go to a registrar’s office to obtain registration forms and for those who are already registered, obtaining an absentee ballot while incarcerated can be difficult as well. These obstacles disproportionately affect communities of color since 58% of jail inmates nationally are African American and Hispanic.

In order to address these issues, several campaigns have been undertaken in recent years designed to inform jail inmates of their voting rights and to enable inmates to register to vote. The Dallas County Sheriff's Inmate Programs and Inmate Services Section have a campaign inside the jail systems to accomplish voter registration. They have been very successful in registering people who can legally vote within the jail system. Find out more in the video. #VoterRegistration #DallasCountySheriff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw-ygmsqn4k

Did You Know: There are more than four million Americans who are unable to vote due to a felony conviction. This includes people on probation or parole, in p...

10/01/2020

Make sure you register to vote. Only 5 days left to register.

#WeWillNeverForget those that lost their lives and the heroes that tried to save them. #PatriotDay
09/11/2020

#WeWillNeverForget those that lost their lives and the heroes that tried to save them. #PatriotDay

OfferUp Offers Scams & Vehicles with Fake TitlesOver the past few weeks, the Dallas Sheriff North Texas Auto Theft Task ...
08/18/2020

OfferUp Offers Scams & Vehicles with Fake Titles

Over the past few weeks, the Dallas Sheriff North Texas Auto Theft Task Force (NTATTF) has warned consumers to be on the lookout for scams when buying a used vehicle.

The scammer will steal a vehicle from a dealership and then advertised it for sale online on apps like OfferUp.

These vehicles are usually listed way below market value and are being sold with fake or phony titles provided by the scammer.

The current scam is that once the buyer agrees to purchase the vehicle and pays the seller in cash, he or she is then tracked or followed back to their residence where the vehicle is stolen back by the seller/scammer to be used again in another fraudulent transaction. .

The North Texas Auto Theft Task Force offers these tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of vehicle cloning:

• Be careful when purchasing a used vehicle from someone advertising it online in an app or in a newspaper

• Any face to face meetings should take place at a location that is highly public, preferably at a police station

• Use the free NICB VINCheck system and get a vehicle history report to look for red flags

• Have the title and VIN number checked by authorities before putting down any money. The North Texas Auto Theft Task Force can check the vehicle status to insure it is not a stolen vehicle (214) 653-3430.

• Trust your instincts. If a used vehicle price sounds too good to be true, walk away.

08/18/2020
Jolt Action

Today, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote. In celebration of the 19th Amendment, here is a video created by Arriba Las Mujeres Program.

Today, August 18, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote. In celebration of the 19th Amendment, we are proudly introducing the videos created by the fellows of our Arriba Las Mujeres program.

Our first video was created by:
Elisha Fernandez, Celina Jasso, Miriam Laeky, and Ria Otwani

Featuring:
Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown

UPDATE: 6/8/2020 Dallas Man Charged with Theft of Firearms During ProtestsA third Dallas man who exploited the chaos of ...
06/02/2020

UPDATE: 6/8/2020 Dallas Man Charged with Theft of Firearms During Protests

A third Dallas man who exploited the chaos of the Black Lives Matter protests to steal firearms has been charged with gun crimes, announces U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Erick Montgomery, 18 was charged via criminal complaint with theft from a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) and possession of stolen firearms.

Montgomery is the third defendant in a criminal trio which includes Demonte Kelly, 18, and Lejael Rudley, 19, all charged with burglary of DFW Gun Range in Dallas, Texas.

According to the complaint, a surveillance camera recorded three men exiting DFW Gun Range around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, shortly after the theft of more than 40 firearms.

In the span of just 80 seconds, the men allegedly pried open the side entrance of the facility, grabbed three rifles posted on the wall, and smashed glass cases to snatch several dozen handguns stored inside.

Following ATF’s release of the surveillance video, the Dallas Police Department received a credible lead in the investigation. A tipster claimed to know the identities of the three men, including Montgomery, that were shown in the surveillance video which aired on a local news channel.

ATF Special Agents tracked Montgomery to a Dallas apartment where he waived is Miranda rights and agreed to speak with agents. Montgomery admitted that he was present the night of the gun range burglary and stole multiple firearms.

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ATF Partners With NSSF To Offer $10,000 Reward In Dallas Federal Firearms Licensee Burglary
ATF seeks to identify suspects

DALLAS — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward, combined with an additional $5,000 offered by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF), for a total reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of 46 firearms from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in Dallas, Texas.

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 1:25 a.m., three suspects forced entry into the DFW Gun Range, located in the 1600 block of West Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Video surveillance captured the suspects gain access through a door on the west side of the building. The suspects removed 43 handguns and 3 long guns from the business in under 2 minutes, and then fled on foot.

Suspect 1 is a young, black male, height and weight undetermined. At the time of the burglary, Suspect 1 wore dark-colored athletic pants, a gray, hooded jacket, black tennis shoes with a white swoosh and light-colored gloves.

Suspect 2 is a young, black male, height and weight undetermined. At the time of the burglary, Suspect 2 wore medium-colored jeans with areas of distress, a red-colored sweat jacket, dark tennis shoes with a white swoosh, white soles and white laces and a dark mask covering the lower half of his face. During the burglary, Suspect 2 wore a multi-colored, school-style backpack with black straps. Suspect 2 and Suspect 3 alternated carrying a dark-colored, pet carrier-style bag with mesh sides.

Suspect 3 is a young, black male, height and weight undetermined. At the time of the burglary, Suspect 3 wore dark-colored pants, a dark-colored long sleeve shirt or jacket, tennis shoes with a dark and light pattern and a dark cloth covering the lower half of his face. During the burglary, Suspect 3 carried a light blue-colored athletic bag with a dark-colored bottom and a gray-colored strap. Suspect 3 and Suspect 2 alternated carrying a dark-colored, pet carrier-style bag with mesh sides.

This incident is one of three attempted or actual thefts from Dallas Federal Firearms Licensees reported within a four-hour window late Saturday night into Sunday morning. At this time, it is unclear if any of the incidents are connected.

The $10,000 reward offered is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF’s reward in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Dallas Field Division at (469) 227-4300, 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or North Texas Crime Commission Crime Stoppers at (877) 373-8477. Information can also be sent to [email protected], through ATF’s website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app or by visiting www.reportit.com.

05/11/2020
2020 Dallas Sheriff Fallen Deputies "Honor 19" (2020 National Police Week)

The 2020 National Police Week is May 10 - 16, 2020. Friday, May 15th, 2020 is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office has a Fallen Deputy Memorial located downtown across from the Old Red Courthouse. The "Honor 19" Dallas County Sheriff's Department Fallen Deputy Memorial stands to honor and remember the nineteen "19" brave Deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of Dallas County citizens. We honor their sacrifice to serve and protect our American freedoms and maintain law and order. We offer our condolences to their friends and families. We will never forget them. #NPW #NationalPoliceWeek #NPW2020

https://youtu.be/oDpqUkqhoWA

The 2020 National Police Week is May 10– 16, 2020. Friday, May 15th, 2020 is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office has a F...

05/08/2020
National Correctional Officer Week!

En honor de la Semana Nacional de Empleados y oficiales Correcicionales 2020, presentamos un mensaje de la Jefa Ejecutiva Lupe Garza.

05/01/2020
DSO Courtesy Patrol Donation

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office Courtesy Patrol would like to thank
@BENDTDISTILLING Glass Vodka Deep Ellum Distilling, and Illume Spirits for donating hand-sanitizer during the #COVID-19 pandemic. #PPE #CommunityService #EssentialWork #DallasSheriff

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Dickey's Barbecue Pit for giving out free pulled pork sandwiches ...
05/01/2020

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Dickey's Barbecue Pit for giving out free pulled pork sandwiches (TODAY) to first-responders! Select location only, 2525 Wycliff Avenue Dallas,TX 75219.

04/16/2020
National Telecommunicators Week 2020

In honor of National Telecommunicators week, the Dallas Sheriff's Office would like to thank Comerica Bank for donating gift cards to our Telecommunicators! #NTW2020 #COVID19 #Community

04/16/2020
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

The Dallas Sheriff's Office would like to say thank you to the Girl Scouts of North East Texas for donating over 2000 boxes of cookies! We truly appreciate it! #CommunityoverEverything #Covid19 #GirlScouts #COVID19

Thanks to the generosity of our community during our January & February Care to Share cookie campaign, we were proud to donate Girl Scout Cookies to the Dallas County Sheriff's Department to lift spirits as dispatchers and first responders continue their essential work in our community. Thank you for all you do!

@Dallas_Sheriff -  It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Operating behind the scenes, dispatchers are ther...
04/13/2020

@Dallas_Sheriff - It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Operating behind the scenes, dispatchers are there 24/7 to answer your call when you need us most. We rely on them to be accurate, quick & calm. They ae always ready to take your call. Please join us in thanking them. #NPSTW2020

Beware!   The Scammers follow the headlines.  The Top COVID-19 Scams are listed below:.
03/31/2020

Beware! The Scammers follow the headlines. The Top COVID-19 Scams are listed below:.

Social distancing. What does it mean and how can you do it to help #SlowTheSpread? What's the best way you can do social...
03/24/2020

Social distancing. What does it mean and how can you do it to help #SlowTheSpread?

What's the best way you can do social distancing and save lives?

Turn Around. Don't Drown. There's a lot of water out on roads and trails. Slow down. Turn on your lights, and don't cros...
03/18/2020

Turn Around. Don't Drown. There's a lot of water out on roads and trails. Slow down. Turn on your lights, and don't cross barricades or moving water. Only inches are dangerous!

It is critical we all do our part to stop the spread of #COVID19. The President recently unveiled his #coronavirus guide...
03/18/2020

It is critical we all do our part to stop the spread of #COVID19.

The President recently unveiled his #coronavirus guidelines for all Americans to follow. https://go.usa.gov/xdt5V

TxDOT Urges Young Drivers To Plan Sober Rides Ahead of Spring BreakSpring Break is a dangerous time on Texas roads, with...
03/05/2020

TxDOT Urges Young Drivers To Plan Sober Rides Ahead of Spring Break

Spring Break is a dangerous time on Texas roads, with hundreds of impaired driving crashes involving young drivers occurring each year. As college students and young adults head to Spring Break destinations in the coming weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds them to make a plan for a sober ride before the party starts.

“Drinking alcohol and driving can severely impact a young person’s future. Many promising lives are cut short due to the poor decision to drink alcohol and drive,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “We urge young drivers to make responsible choices during the Spring Break holiday. Before heading out, please plan ahead for a sober ride to ensure you get to and from your destination safely.”

During last year’s Spring Break* in Texas, there were 444 crashes involving young drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol. Those crashes killed 11 people and seriously injured another 37.

The “Plan While You Can” campaign includes a statewide tour featuring the new “Plan to Win” virtual reality game where participants are a part of an immersive trivia game which poses questions related to drinking alcohol and driving, and also demonstrates the consequences of drunk driving. Players avoid “jail” by answering questions correctly, and winners progress to a waiting taxi to receive a safe and sober ride. The experience will visit 10 Texas cities during March.

While drivers under the influence of alcohol risk killing or seriously injuring themselves or others, they also face up to $17,000 in fines and fees, jail time and loss of their driver’s license. Visit SoberRides.org to find alternatives to drinking alcohol and driving, such as:

· Designating a sober driver or calling someone for a sober ride home

· Contacting a cab or ride-share service

· Using mass transit

· Spending the night

“Plan While You Can” is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX, a larger grassroots effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while on the road. Since Nov. 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every single day and that’s why #EndTheStreakTX asks all Texans to commit to helping end the streak of daily deaths on our roadways.

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