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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

Deputy, jailer positions available
Deputy, jailer positions available
Leah Chase - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Full-Time Deputy Position

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a full-time Patrol Deputy. This position performs a wide variety of law enforcement activities. Tasks are service and protection oriented and include collecting and dispensing information, arbitrating disputes, providing assistance, protecting and recovering property, preventing and investigating crime, and providing other public protection services. Duties include an element of personal danger; i.e., exposure to life-threatening circumstances, apprehending criminals, and transporting prisoners. The incumbent must be able to act without close supervision and must be able to exercise independent judgment. Incumbents perform duties in accordance with Federal, State, and Local statutes and established departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. Performs related work as required. Works under the general supervision of a Patrol Sergeant.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a current Basic (or higher) Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.

 

Applications may be obtained from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, located at 100 Hurst Street, Center, Texas, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays; or by visiting our website at www.scsotx.org and looking under the Employment Application tab. Please submit a completed SCSO Application to the Sheriff’s Office. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed SCSO application. For more information contact Chief Deputy Kevin Windham at 936.598.5600 or 936.572.1972.

 

Seasonal Deputy Position

 

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a seasonal Deputy position. The job will last from April 1 through September 1, 2019. The primary duty of this position will be supervising outside trustees with grounds maintenance and other assigned duties. This is a part-time position, three (3) days per week and no benefits are available. Pay for this position is $19.41 per hour.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a current Basic (or higher) Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.

 

Applications may be obtained from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, located at 100 Hurst Street, Center, Texas, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays; or by visiting our website at www.scsotx.org and looking under the Employment Application tab. Please submit a completed SCSO Application to the Sheriff’s Office. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed SCSO application.

 

Part-Time Jailer Position

 

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has openings available for part-time jailers. Applicants must be able to pass a background check, physical and drug screen and psychology screening. Applicants must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma. The positions will require nights, holidays and weekends. Shifts are eight (8) hours per day. We are looking for mature and responsible individuals who are willing to learn and will show up for their shifts. This position requires knowledge of computer skills. Please do not apply if you are not computer literate. Jailers are required to wear a uniform and maintain a clean appearance.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Applicants must have a clear criminal background and be able to pass a drug screening and physical. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Applications are available for pick up at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office located across from Brookshire Brothers at 100 Hurst Streets in Center; or by visiting our website www.scsotx.org and looking under the Employment Application tab. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed SCSO application.


 

SCSO warns of phone scam
SCSO warns of phone scam
Leah Chase - Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a phone scam.

A scammer has been calling Shelby County residents and telling them they’re going to be arrested for missing jury duty.

The only way to keep from being arrested, according to the scammer, is to purchase gift cards and give the caller the gift card information over the phone.

The caller states he is Lieutenant Del Birdwell of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call to warn an individual of an arrest warrant.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER request payment by means of a gift card.

The telephone number being used by the caller is 936.203.8900. The call may also show us as unknown or unavailable. If you receive a call, DO NOT give the caller any information. This is a scam.


 

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