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Sheriff Russ Authier (about)


 Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Parker County Sheriff’s Office to identify and respond to the needs of the community; take the lead in solving community problems; instill a professional attitude and enhance the overall quality of life through mutual trust, respect, and the fair enforcement of the laws while safeguarding the self-respect of all. The Parker County Sheriff’s Office strives to promote community partnerships to improve the quality of life. It is our commitment to enforcing laws firmly yet with compassion while affording dignity and respect to every individual.



Long respected as the county’s top lawman, the Sheriff has a range of duties that include criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, as well as the following:

  • Providing security for the operation of county and district courts
  • Enforcing county ordinances and other state laws
  • Service of process
  • Accepting bail for prisoners in his/her custody
  • Conducting sales of seized and unclaimed properties
  • Operation of the jail to ensure the safety and security of prisoners

Crime Alerts


On 12-9-2021 an unannounced inspection of the Parker County Jail was conducted by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Once again, the Parker County Jail passed the rigorous inspection with no deficiencies noted and received a Certificate of Compliance. I would like to commend the Warden and staff of LaSalle Corrections for their diligent work.
Sheriff Russ Authier
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Dispatch 817-594-3213

Administration 817-594-8845

Jail 817-594-4208