Sheriff Terry G. Box
Dear Fellow Citizen,
As your sheriff, I am charged with the responsibility of enforcing the
law in a fair and impartial manner to prevent and deter crime, and when
that fails, to apprehend and detain those who are accused or convicted
of violating the law. Enforcement of the law must be conducted within
the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority. It must ensure
the safety and well-being of the community while preserving the constitutional
rights of all persons.
Operation of the sheriff's office and jail has become an increasingly
difficult and complex task, due to rapid growth of Collin County's population
and increasingly stringent state regulations. Where possible, we identify
and implement alternative methods of enforcing laws and housing criminal
offenders in order to make efficient use of public resources.
It is my hope that this web site will better your understanding of my
responsibilities to this community and to the success of a system which
affects all of our lives. I encourage you to learn more about the duties
and functions of your Collin County Sheriff's Office and Detention Facility.
Terry G. Box, Sheriff