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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

SCSO iseeks assistance on burglary
SCSO iseeks assistance on burglary
Leah Chase - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information and assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a recent burglary that occurred in the Stockman Community on two different occasions between May 25th and May 27th, 2017.

The suspect depicted in the photograph cut the locks on the Sheridan gas well gate and gained entry to a property in the Stockman Community. Once on the property, the suspect stole all the appliances from inside the unoccupied residence which included a washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and two portable air conditioners among other things. The suspect was captured by a motion sensor camera also carrying a chainsaw that was taken from the property.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

 

Crimestoppers seeking information regarding mower theft
Crimestoppers seeking information regarding mower theft
Leah Chase - Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in regards to a recent theft which occurred sometime between July 16 and July 18, 2017.

Suspect(s) entered onto the complainant's property located on Highway 147 in Shelbyville and stole a John Deere EZ Track Z465 zero turn lawn mower.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.


 

Contact Information

Office Address

100 Hurst Street

Center, Tx 75935

Sheriff's Office

(936) 598-5601

Crime Stoppers

(936) 598-7233

County Attorney

(936) 598-6100

District Attorney

(936) 598-2489