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

SCSO seeks whereabouts of Dutton
SCSO seeks whereabouts of Dutton
Leah Chase - Monday, May 13, 2019


Can you answer the call?
Can you answer the call?
Leah Chase - Wednesday, May 08, 2019

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Part Time 9-1-1 Dispatcher. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen; 18 years of age or older; possess a high school diploma, and have a clear criminal history. Shift times will vary and applicants must be able to work weekends.

The applicant must be able to work well with the public and remain calm, rational and reasonable in often stressful situations. The applicant must possess a strong work ethic.

The hourly rate of pay is $13.42. Applications can be picked up at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 Hurst Street in Center, TX. Applications can also be printed off by visiting our website at www.scsotx.org and click the employment applications tab. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. Applications must be submitted no later than May 24, 2019.



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