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Ted Hinton

James Howell

About the Dallas County Sheriff's Department

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has operating budget of over 95 million dollars and employs more than 1,600 people.  Their seven different jails hold an average inmate population of 8,400.  The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is organized into Administration, General Services and Detention.


The Administration of Dallas County Sheriff’s Department contains division such as Strategic Planning, Media Relations and Internal Affairs.  The Detentions Division includes Technical Services and Inmate Housing.  The Detentions Division is the largest employer, having 63 sworn, 905 detention personnel and 173 clerical staff. 


The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Office of General Services includes the Special Investigations Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Physical Evidence Section, Intelligence Division, North Texas Auto Theft Task Force, Communications, Patrol Division, Judicial Services Division, Reserve Division, Posse Unit and Courtesy Patrol.


The Patrol Division of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has 45 deputy sheriff’s assign to patrol the unincorporated areas of Dallas County.




Selected books by a Dallas County Sheriff's Department law enforcement official.

Ambush: The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Ted Hinton  More Info

Copper Eyes
Jim Howell  More Info

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