Austin County Sheriff
Sheriff Jack W. Brandes
Thank you for visiting our website. As a service to the citizens of Austin County, I hope to provide you with information which may help you understand the role of this office in providing the law enforcement services our citizens expect.
Our Role in the Community
Austin County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency of Austin
County Texas. Located on the west bank of the Brazos River, a one hour drive from
Houston, it is mostly an agricultural and cattle raising area. With its
proximity to Houston, however, there are quite a number of residents that
We have a new section under the Public Information Tab. It details scams that are going on in, or near, our area. Please check it, and be sure to look out for seniors in your neighborhood who may not be aware of these scams being done by travelling con artists.
As of October 1, 2009, the Austin County Sheriff's Office will begin posting Notices of Estray on this web-site.
Under Chapter 4, Title 121, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas 1925, impounded livestock will be sold at public auction on the date posted on the Notices Of Estray, wich are published on this web site. If you have, or know someone who may be missing livestock, please check the ESTRAY page weekly. No other notice will be published.
If you are interested in employment with the Austin County Sheriff's Office, call our office. Openings are available from time to time, and all applications are kept on file for six months.
TCOLE Licensed Peace Officers are employed as Patrol Deputies and Jail Deputies. Civilians are employed in the Jail and Communications.
We are looking for individuals willing to be trained as Dispatchers for Law Enforcement, EMS, and Fire.
No Experience necessary - we will train.
Employment Applications available at the SO in Bellville or by clicking here.
(Do not use the employment application on the Austin County web-site)
At this time we are not in a position to provide shoulder patches to all who request them.
For Sex Offender information, click on the "Public Information" links on this page
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