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Sheriff Windham invited to speak at local business men’s meeting

The Tenaha Business Men’s Association invited Sheriff Kevin W. Windham to be the guest speaker at their meeting held Weds., April 8. Sheriff Windham gave an update on things happening at the SCSO and spoke about plans for the office in the months to come. The SCSO...

Sheriff Windham attends training at SHSU

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham recently completed an extensive training course at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, a division of Sam Houston State University. One of only 18 jail administrators chosen from across Texas, Sheriff Windham...

Sheriff’s Association memberships being accepted

Memberships into the Sheriff’s Association of Texas (SAT) are being mailed out through their headquarters in Austin. The SAT is one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the nation.  The Sheriffs' Association of Texas met for the first time on August 14,...

April proclaimed National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center (SCCAC) is observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month during the month of April to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect, and create strong communities to support the strengthening and healing of abused children...

SCSO releases statement on Bennett arrest

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of Matthew Thomas Bennett, 37, of Beckville. On March 25, 2021 SCSO at approximately 2:17 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Chalk Street in Joaquin in reference to a burglary of a habitation....

Telecommunications position available at the SCSO

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Telecommunicators (911 Dispatchers). Telecommunicators are responsible for dispatching law enforcement, fire and EMS providers to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance. This career field is...

SCSO accepting applications

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for Correctional Officers. Applicants must be U.S citizens, have a high school diploma and a clear background. Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and have basic computer knowledge.Must be...

Search warrant results in arrest of local sex offender

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin Windham reports the arrest of Robert Bradly Lindsey, 58, of Center. On March 9, 2021, a team of sergeants with the Office of the Texas Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division Child Exploitation Unit served search warrants on...

Vanished – Richard Lee Sanders

Submit a Tip All tips and information are confidential.The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Division is committed to the pursuit of justice, not just for the victims, but also for the victims family who are left...

Search warrant leads to arrest; narcotics located

On February 23, 2021, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on East Saddle Street in Joaquin. Per Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham, the search warrant was a result of several reports of drug activity in the area. During the...