Public Information Act Catastrophe Notice

Please see the attached Catastrophe Notice and the attached Catastrphe Extension issued pursuant to Section 552.233, Texas Government Code, which provide for the temporary suspension of the applicability of the requirements of the Public Information Act. Please note that you may continue to submit your requests for information and we will continue to respond as promptly as possible given current circumstances.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office

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Sheriff Chody has served our community at nearly every level of public safety-from the U.S. Army, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Austin Police Department, and as the elected Constable of Williamson County Precinct 1 for two terms (8 years).  Sheriff Chody holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Associates Degree in General Studies, Associates Degree in Theology, is a FBI National Academy graduate, and a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT, Sam Houston University). 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has a long standing tradition of commitment to the citizens of Williamson County. We are proud of our “tough on crime” reputation and the commitment of our court system in carrying out our mission. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the high standard of values within Williamson County and will continue to provide the high level of service the citizens of our county have come to expect.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is charged with providing public safety services to the residents of Williamson County. The Sheriff's Office patrols the county, investigates crimes, maintains the County Jail, and provides other support services such as criminal records, crime victim assistance, traffic control, and animal control. In addition to enforcing the law, the Sheriff's Office also keeps order in the District and County courts and actively promotes programs aimed at crime prevention and drug education.

If there is an emergency, call 911 from anywhere in the county to have an officer respond. In cases where there is not an emergency, please call the main number for the Sheriff's Office at (512) 943-1300.

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