Harris County Sheriff’s Department

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel: 5,071
Sworn: 2,320
Civilian: 2,751

Total population served: 2.1 Million

Jurisdiction: Harris County, Texas

Program Highlights

  • Oversees the county jail, which includes:
    • a mental health infirmary
    • a mental health step-down unit
    • a crisis intervention response team
  • Operates a mobile crisis team, a co-responder unit, and a homeless outreach team
  • Has a robust data collection process that includes a mental health dashboard
  • Provides Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to law enforcement officers, dispatch workers, correctional officers, and mental health workers
  • Runs the Clinician and Officer Remote Evaluation (CORE) program, which allows officers to connect with Master’s level trained clinicians to conduct evaluations remotely, allowing these clinicians to serve many more people than if they were riding in the car with law enforcement

Harris County Sheriff’s Website


Kisha Lorio
The Harris Center for Mental Health
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Sean McElroy
The Harris Center for Mental Health
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Jose Gomez Sergeant
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
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