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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In the jury duty scam, potential victims receive calls from people posing as law enforcement. The caller tells the victi...
04/08/2021

In the jury duty scam, potential victims receive calls from people posing as law enforcement. The caller tells the victim they failed to appear for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest and then demand payment. Hang up & report it.
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Texting and driving can have the same consequences as drinking and driving: deaths and injuries. Help reduce these preve...
04/08/2021

Texting and driving can have the same consequences as drinking and driving: deaths and injuries. Help reduce these preventable tragedies. Put down your phone. Lives depend on it. You don’t drive intoxicated, so don’t drive intexticated.
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04/01/2021
2021 AAA Distracted Driving PSA (Spanish)

¿Está conduciendo intexticado?

Ya sea para enviar mensajes de texto, llamar, navegar o cualquier otra cosa, usar su teléfono celular mientras conduce puede ser peligroso.

De hecho, enviar mensajes de texto y conducir pueden tener las mismas consecuencias que beber y conducir: muertes y lesiones.

Ayude a reducir la cantidad de estas tragedias evitables colgando su teléfono, porque muchas vidas dependen de ello. No conduces en estado de ebriedad, por lo que no conduzcas intexticado.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyWLBBv3XDE

¿Está conduciendo intexticado?Ya sea para enviar mensajes de texto, llamar, navegar o cualquier otra cosa, usar su teléfono celular mientras conduce puede se...

04/01/2021
AAA Distracted Driving Game Day PSA

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, distracted driving crashes took the lives of 3,142 people nationwide, a 10 percent increase from the year before. On average nine people are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured each day in the U.S. due to distracted driving.

During April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA Texas will release a new public service announcement (PSA) as part of its initiative, “Don’t Drive Intoxicated. Don’t Drive Intexticated.”

The PSA focuses on drivers who text behind the wheel while by themselves. A recent AAA survey found more than half (51 percent) of drivers admit to texting or emailing when they are alone in their vehicles, with those age 25 to 34 most frequently admitting to this behavior. Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will join AAA Texas to encourage people to put their phones down and focus on the road ahead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO9e_rwDU50

Are You Driving Intexticated?Whether it’s texting, calling, navigating, or something else, using your cellphone while driving can be dangerous. In fact, text...

03/30/2021

Here’s a message from Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown on the 175th anniversary of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

Today marks 175 years for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.  Congratulations to everyone who has made it a great depar...
03/30/2021

Today marks 175 years for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. Congratulations to everyone who has made it a great department. A lot of memories. Stay tuned for a message from Sheriff Marian Brown.

Tax Foreclosure Sale Auctions in Dallas County Go Online Dallas County – The Dallas County Commissioner Court passed a r...
03/26/2021

Tax Foreclosure Sale Auctions in Dallas County Go Online

Dallas County – The Dallas County Commissioner Court passed a resolution on December 15, 2020, authorizing the Dallas County Sheriff to conduct tax sales through an online platform. All online auctions will be held in accordance with Texas law on the first Tuesday of each month unless the first Tuesday is a holiday, which will cause the sale to be held on the Wednesday following the first Tuesday of the month. The first online tax sale auction in Dallas County will be April 6, 2021.

Buying tax foreclosure property in Dallas County is now just a mouse click away! Auction participants, who used to visit the Old Red Courthouse in an effort to get a great bargain, can now bid from the comfort of their homes thanks to a new on-line auction software provided by Realauction.com, LLC. LIVE tax sales will no longer be held.

Dallas County wanted to bring innovation and efficiencies to the tax sale process and keep the public safe due to the ongoing pandemic. The internet is the best way for us to expose our properties to as many people as possible. This new platform will allow bidders to view the list of properties being sold while keeping track of the auction in real time. All deposits and payments are made electronically. Prospective bidders are provided with a number of research tools such as links to the Property Appraiser, Tax Office and District Clerk which assist them in their preliminary research. To register to bid and participate in the online auction please visit the auction site at https://dallas.texas.sheriffsaleauctions.com.

Free online webinar training will be available to the public through its website Realauction.com. Attendance for the training is by registration only. To register for the webinar or for more information, please call (877) 361-7325 or [email protected].

Congratulations to Antonio Boozer who was sworn in as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff this morning. What is a Dallas County She...
03/26/2021

Congratulations to Antonio Boozer who was sworn in as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff this morning.

What is a Dallas County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy?

A reserve deputy is a person from the community who volunteers his or her time as a uniformed deputy sheriff. They have been fully trained through the Dallas Sheriff’s Academy as a peace officer and have full arrest authority under Texas State law. Reserve deputies are held to the same high standards as regular full time deputies.

Therefore, each reserve deputy must pass an extensive background investigation plus meet all medical and psychological criteria.
Reserve deputies serve the will of the sheriff, and are used to support and supplement the deputy workforce. Duties include and are not limited to:

DWI patrol
Fugitive Transfer
Jail Support
Warrant Execution
Drug Interdiction

If you would like more information concerning the Dallas Sheriff’s Department Reserves you may contact Major Darryl Martin, Commander via email at [email protected]

People lose a lot of money to phone scams — sometimes their life savings. Scammers have figured out countless ways to ch...
03/26/2021

People lose a lot of money to phone scams — sometimes their life savings. Scammers have figured out countless ways to cheat you out of your money over the phone. In some phone scams, they act friendly and helpful. In others, they might threaten or try to scare you. Phone scams come in many forms, but they tend to make similar promises and threats, or ask you to pay certain ways. Here’s how to recognize a phone scam. Scammers might pretend to be law enforcement or a federal agency. They might say you’ll be arrested, fined, or deported if you don’t pay a fine or some other debt right away. The goal is to scare you into paying. But real law enforcement and federal agencies won’t call and threaten you.

n 2020, over 50 million people lost money to phone scams. @Dallas_Sheriff would like to remind residents that scammers u...
03/25/2021

n 2020, over 50 million people lost money to phone scams. @Dallas_Sheriff would like to remind residents that scammers use many tactics to sound and appear credible and may pretend be a deputy and threaten you with arrest if you don't pay. Check out the reminder below:

Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we celebrate and give a big thank you to all the women at the Dallas Sheriff's Offi...
03/08/2021

Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we celebrate and give a big thank you to all the women at the Dallas Sheriff's Office. We appreciate their service to the community.

Tips for driving in icy weather. 1. Ease up on the Gas2. Slow way down. If you do go into a skid you’re less likely to d...
02/11/2021

Tips for driving in icy weather.

1. Ease up on the Gas

2. Slow way down. If you do go into a skid you’re less likely to do your vehicle or yourself damage.

3. Accelerate and apply brakes slowly.

4. Increase your following distance. You’ll need ten times the stopping distance compared to what you’re used to on dry pavement.

This morning was rough.   A Dallas Sheriff’s Deputy was working an accident, when his squad car became part of the scene...
02/11/2021

This morning was rough. A Dallas Sheriff’s Deputy was working an accident, when his squad car became part of the scene. Fortunately, the deputy is ok, but this stresses the need for everyone to SLOW DOWN ... for yourself and for others!! Drive carefully and watch out for ice on bridges and roads. Everyone got checked out by EMS and treated at the scene.

Please drive carefully.  Slow down and watch out for those patches of ice on bridges and roads.  We want you to get home...
02/11/2021

Please drive carefully. Slow down and watch out for those patches of ice on bridges and roads. We want you to get home safe.
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Announcing Dallas County’s new vaccine registration hotline number that launches today. The hotline goes live at 11am to...
02/04/2021

Announcing Dallas County’s new vaccine registration hotline number that launches today. The hotline goes live at 11am today.

11/25/2020
Major County Sheriffs of America

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

Did You Know:There are more than four million Americans who are unable to vote due to a felony conviction.  This include...
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.

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