Austin County Sheriff


        Austin County Sheriff



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 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

The 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 commute daily.

Comprised of the elected Sheriff, 51 Full Time Commissioned Deputies, 12 Reserve Deputies, and eleven Dispatchers, the Office is responsible for providing services to a county with a population of 26,903 covering an area of 656.252 square miles.

The Sheriff is also responsible for the operation of the only jail facility in the County. With 31 Jail Officers, the Austin County Jail can house 86 inmates for pre and post trial confinement.

The Emergency Communications system for the County is also the responsibility of the Sheriff. The county's Emergency-911 telephone answering point is located in the Sheriff's Office and dispatching of the Police Departments of the cities of Sealy, Bellville, Wallis and San Felipe are done from that point. The Sheriff's Office is also responsible for dispatching all Fire and EMS units in the County.

Our Mission

" The Austin County Sheriff's Office will provide professional, high quality and effective service to the community through the enforcement of laws, prevention of crime, protection of life, property and the maintenance of public order in public places, with the utmost regard for the constitutional rights of all.  We will meet the present and future needs of the public through a continued partnership with the community."



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.




Employment Opportunities

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.



Dispatchers Wanted

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)

Patch Requests

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

Contact Information

 Emergency - 911

Sheriff's Office  - 979-865-3111                  Fax: 979-865-8271 
Jail - 979-865-5321              Jail Fax: 979-865-0820
Postal address

417 N. Chesley St., Bellville, TX 77418

Electronic mail          



04 April 2016




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