Media Relations

Kristen Dark

Public Information Office

The Public Information Office (PIO) is made up of the public information officer whose primary function is to disseminate information and act as the liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and the public, which includes media and other agencies. The Senior PIO is on call 24/7 and manages personnel who are presenting information on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office to ensure that the message is clear and consistent with policy guidelines. The PIO also works with two paralegals who handle the many open records requests made by the public.

The Senior PIO coordinates with other agencies, such as the Constable Precinct 1, Emergency Services, Fire Marshal, STARFlight, Medical Examiner, Travis County Parks and the Emergency Operations Center, as well as non-profits seeking assistance in getting their message out to the public through the media.

Kristen Dark, Public Information Officer
5555 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78751
(512) 854-4986

Open Records Requests

Requests should be either be e-mailed to; hand-delivered to the Travis County Sheriff's Office, 5555 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas; mailed to Travis County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, Texas 78767; or faxed to (512) 854-7270.

Press Releases

You can access the latest and archived Travis County Sheriff's Office press releases from 2007 to current HERE.


July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017



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