Sheriff’s Office

Shackelford County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Edward A Miller

Sheriff Edward A Miller

Professionalism, integrity, protection, service, respect, and courtesy are the watchwords of the Shackelford County Sheriff’s Office. All members of the office will constantly strive to let the virtue represented by these concepts guide their actions and decisions.

Sheriff’s Administrative Assistant: Cara Wade; Email:
PSAP Coordinator: Tempie Wiloth;
Jail Administrator: Janet Breeden; Email:

Address: 791 U.S HWY 180 West Albany, Texas 76430
Phone (Administrative): 325-762-9500
Fax (Administrative): 325-762-9501
Phone (Dispatch-24/7): 325-762-9555
Fax (Dispatch-24/7): 325-762-9556
Mailing Address: 791 U.S HWY 180 West Albany, Texas 76430

The mission of the Shackelford County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement to citizens in the communities of Shackelford County Texas, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints. This office strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and the consistent appearance of justice.  The Jail Division is dedicated to protecting the community at large by the housing of persons charged with various crimes. While such persons are so confined it is the duty of the jail staff to safeguard the rights and secure the health, safety and wellbeing of all such persons so confined. The county jail abides by the precepts of the law and the courts, with human dignity ever in mind, striving to be able to release each person back into society in no worse condition, physically mentally, or emotionally, than when he or she was received.

The Sheriff recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. This office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist bringing to justice those who break the law.

Arrest/Jail Report

Schedule of Sheriff’s and Constable’s Fees

 Description of Duties

~ From Texas Association of Counties ~

The Office of Sheriff in Texas was created by the Texas Constitution. the Sheriff is a Texas peace officer, and conservator of the peace.The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in the county and has a range of duties that include criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and operation of the jail, including the safekeeping of inmates and operation of the jail commissary.  The sheriff also provides security for the courthouse, including the county and district courts, assists with service of subpoena and other process and accepts bail for prisoners in his custody.The Sheriff sets bail bond policy for the county. Finally, the sheriff may conduct sales of forfeited property, property being sold at auction for failure to pay property taxes and property sold to satisfy judgments in civil cases.

As with all elected county officials, the sheriff has ultimate authority over the operations of the office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities. The sheriff also has authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.

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