Welcome to the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office website.  We hope that you will find this website both informative and helpful.

I am both humbled and honored to have been elected as your Sheriff.  I truly believe that the ability of law enforcement to perform their duty is dependant upon public approval in our existence, actions and behavior.  Law Enforcement must be willing to gain support and cooperation of the public in the performance of their duties.

Law Enforcement is an inexact science.  No two situations or set of circumstances are going to be identical and there is no mathematical formula where all of the factors are entered and standard answer comes out.  We must take the facts and circumstances presented, apply them to statute and make a decision based in law.   We strive to make these decisions as fair and equitable as we can.

Law Enforcement is the “gateway” into the Criminal Justice system.  We are the first step in the process.  Our goal is to provide the best protection that we can for the citizens of our County; with the resources provided to us.  We will be as transparent to the public as possible.  We will do our best to maintain the dignity and privacy for the victims of crime.

More and more, law enforcement is under attack by those that wish to tie our hands in our service to the community.  I do not feel that these few speak for most our citizens or our communities as a whole.

Our Department will always be a “work in progress”.  As the law enforcement environment changes, and we must adapt accordingly to better serve our public.  The men and women of the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office stand committed to providing public safety with integrity, equity and service.

Please let me know if you believe that we can do something better to help serve the citizens of our County.  I am always willing to listen and discuss how, together, we can make our County better.

 Sincerely and Respectfully,

 Brett E. McGuire, Sheriff