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Smith County Sheriff's Office
Smith County Sheriff's Office
According to the Texas Association of Counties description of the Office of Sheriff in the State of Texas, the office has been long respected as the county's top lawman, with a range of duties that include criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, operation of the jail and other responsibilities. Further the duties of the sheriff include:
  • Providing security for the operation of county and district courts;
  • Enforcing traffic laws, other county ordinances and other state laws;
  • Service of process;
  • Accepting bail for prisoners in his custody;
  • Conducting sales of seized and unclaimed properties; and
  • Taking charge of and responsibility for the county jail and prisoners.
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Sheriff's Office
227 N. Spring Street
Tyler, Texas 75702

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F
Phone - (903) 590-2661
Fax - (903) 590-2659

Non-Emergency Dispatch
24/7 Phone - (903) 566-6600
Alarm Permits
Gail Cleaver
Phone - (903) 590-2614
Office of Professional Responsibility
Lt. Robert Strickland
Phone - (903) 590-2669
Mission Statement:
The mission of the Smith County Sheriffs’ Office is to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints.

This department strives to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and consistent appearance of justice. The Sheriff recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input form the citizens it serves.

This department actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to assist in bringing to justice those that break the law.

Sheriff Larry Smith
Smith County Texas
100 N. Broadway Tyler, Texas
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