Sheriff Willis Blackwell

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is here to provide the law enforcement services our community needs to enrich the quality of life we've come to enjoy in this area of East Texas. As your Sheriff, it is my honor to serve the citizens of this county. Although it is a job that is faced with many challenges, I look forward to those challenges each day. I greatly appreciate your trust and confidence.

Upon taking the oath as your Sheriff, I promised to have an open door. I will continue to be available for any citizen needing to speak with me. Members of this county will always be treated with the utmost respect. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office strives to make our county a place where people enjoy living. If you have any questions about your Sheriff’s Office, please feel free to contact me or any member of my staff. Having worked in law enforcement for 44 years, I know and my Deputies know that our community members are the key to keeping this county safe and the streets clean.

We hope that you find our website useful and helpful. It is our way of keeping you continuously connected.

Latest News

DPS issues statement on shooting with Aguilar
DPS issues statement on shooting with Aguilar
Leah Chase - Friday, November 30, 2018

Leah Chase, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations  

Adoption brings happy ending
Adoption brings happy ending
Leah Chase - Friday, November 09, 2018

On November 9, 2018, in a Shelby County, TX courtroom, SCSO Deputy Roy Bailey (left), Chief Kevin Windham (center) and Investigator Chad Brown (right) and office staff with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office were honored to witness the adoption of Ruger McRay Raymond. Our office greatly extends sincere thanks to Ruger's parents, Gina and Jerry Raymond, for allowing us to be present for this ceremony. We pray for God's blessings to surround your family. Thank you, Gina and Jerry, for making such an amazing difference in the life of this precious child.


Contact Information

Office Address

100 Hurst Street
Center, Tx 75935

Sheriff's Office

(936) 598-5601

County Attorney

(936) 598-6100

County Clerk

(936) 598-6361

District Attorney

(936) 598-2489

District Clerk

(936) 598-4164