Hardin County, Texas Sheriff’s Office law enforcement

Mission Statement

  It is the mission of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to protect the people we serve. We will enhance the quality of life of our citizens through proactive law enforcement practices. Within the framework of the United States and Texas Constitutions, we will treat all citizens with courtesy, professionalism, and respect while enforcing the law impartially in the relentless pursuit of criminals. We do so under the mandate of honor and integrity, while conducting ourselves with the highest standards to enhance the public confidence in the Sheriff’s Office. 

Message from the Sheriff

Sheriff Mark L. Davis

 Welcome to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office website. As the Sheriff, I am honored to serve the citizens of this great county. Hardin County was founded in 1858 and is comprised of 898 square miles in southeast Texas with a population 55,865. Our department consists of 69 full-time employees, including 30 sworn deputies. An additional variable number of volunteer employees brings the overall employment to around 85 employees at any given time. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office provides 24-hour law enforcement services to the citizens of Hardin County. The Office provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process, and court security services as well operation of  the County Jail. We provide dispatch services for the Sheriff's Office along with additional surrounding police, fire, and EMS agencies. Our employees are dedicated to keeping this a safe county in which to live, work and recreate.



Chief Deputy Kenny Davenport 


Office Manager

Hollie Simon


Shawn Silcox - Civil Process


Criminal Investigations

Major Dennis Allen


Lt. Steve Lemons - Narcotics


Operations Support

Captain Mark Minton


Kathy Parker - Dispatch Supervisor


Christie Biskamp - Evidence and Property Technician


Corrections & Training

Captain Scott Delacerda


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Hardin County Sheriff's Office

mailing address - PO Box 1990 - Kountze, TX 77625 physical address - 300 West Monroe Street Kountze, TX

(409) 246-5100