The Administration and Support Bureau is overseen by Major Shane Poole. The bureau consists of many specialized sections and units designed to support the Corrections Bureau and Law Enforcement Bureau, as well as provide community outreach and education. These units are the: Training Academy, Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Unit, Community Outreach Unit; which includes the Citizens on Patrol (COPS) and the Citizens Academy/Alumni and the Explorer Post #1099. The Administrative responsibilities of the bureau include the management of the following sections: Finance & Procurement, Human Resources, Records Management, Integrated Technologies, Central Warrants, Criminal Justice Information Center, Inmate Programs, Inmate Counseling & Education, Inmate Mental Health Services, Chaplain Services and Inmate Medical Treatment. It is the mission of the Administration and Support Bureau to ensure the delivery of effective and efficient service to the community, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office family and those incarcerated in the Travis County Jail and Travis County Correctional Complex.

Employees of the Sheriff’s Office Finance Department work at several locations: the Keith G. Ruiz Finance Office, the Travis County Correctional Complex (TCCC) Finance Office, TCCC Supply Office and the TCCC warehouse.

The responsibilities of the Finance Department vary greatly and include the supervision, coordination and administration of major financial affairs including: accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, fleet, fixed assets and purchasing. TCCC Finance Office’s primary function is to maintain departmental financial accountability to ensure internal financial controls for efficiency, accuracy and compliance.

Ruiz Finance

The Ruiz Finance Office is primarily responsible for receiving and processing the deposit of collections from Central Booking, Central Records, Central Warrants and the Sheriff’s Office Estray Unit. In addition, the team posts all money orders sent to inmate accounts and prepares monthly department financial statements for the ten discretionary accounts maintained by the Sheriff’s Office.

The Ruiz team is also responsible for processing payments for a variety of services including communications, inmate medical services, and travel; as well as preparing invoices for inter-local agreements, elections and overtime billing.

Finally, the Ruiz Finance Office manages a number of programs and databases including the fixed asset and fleet databases, the Attorney Surety Bond program and the residential and business alarm permit program.

TCCC Finance

The TCCC Finance Office serves both the Corrections and Law Enforcement Bureaus to ensure the financial resources are available to adequately and effectively function with overall efficiency. The TCCC Finance Office oversees capital projects, the procurement process of goods and services, and ensures compliance with county purchasing policies (Chapter 262 Texas Local Govt Code) and federal and state laws. TCCC Finance also ensures the ethical compliance of various funds including: general fund, grants, capital allocated reserves, certificate of obligations and Sheriff’s Office discretionary funds.

While monitoring and managing an estimated $176.8 million annual budget along with various grants and discretionary funds, TCCC Finance plays a supporting role in seeking the best quality, lowest priced goods and services to meet the needs of the county and its personnel, as well as providing prompt payment to county vendors.

Alarm Registration

For information about how to register your alarm, please visit our alarm registration page.

Attorney Surety Bonds

You can find information regarding Attorney Surety Bonds HERE.


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Anthony Johnson
Chief Deputy

Administration and Support Bureau

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Corrections Bureau

Jonathan Ede

Law Enforcement Bureau

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Craig Smith



The Law Enforcement Bureau is managed by Major Arthur Arevalo. The bureau supports the mission and goals of the agency with a sworn staff of 324 and 75 civilian staff. These professionals are committed to providing service to the community with honesty and integrity and without bias or prejudice. The bureau strives to be fiscally responsible, strategically deploying resources with consideration given to officer safety, crime prevention and rapid response to high priority calls.

Keith Ruiz Building - 5555 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas 78751 (Map)

(512) 854-9770


The Central Command provides law enforcement support county-wide. Services include criminal investigations, sex offender registration and victim services. The administration of the Sheriff's Office is also located at the Central Command.

Jim Collier Building - 7811 Burleson Manor Road, Manor, Texas 78653 (Map)

(512) 854-9721


The Travis County Sheriff's Office East Command is officially the James E. Collier building which is dedicated in memory of the former well-respected and tenured Chief Deputy.

The East Command provides services to the cities of Del Valle, Manor, Mustang Ridge and Pflugerville.

Maurice Moore Building - 3800 Hudson Bend Road, Austin, Texas 78732 (Map)

(512) 854-9728


The Travis County Sheriff’s Office embraces the philosophy of Community Policing. With this strategy, officers patrol the same districts during their tour of duty in an effort to become familiar with the people and the surroundings.

This style of policing allows the officers and the citizens to form a partnership that not only addresses crime, but also has a positive impact on quality of life issues.

The West Command Center was opened in late 2001 at the intersection of FM 620 and Hudson Bend Road. It is responsible for law enforcement in the western half of the county. The dividing line generally is Interstate Highway 35. Their territory includes Lake Travis and the surrounding area.

Specialized Units that operate out of the West Command include Lake Patrol, Sheriff’s Underwater Rescue Team (SURT), Driving While Intoxicated Unit, School Resource Officers (SRO’s), Motors and a 24-hour Patrol Division. 

This area of the county includes the beginning of what is referred to as the Texas Hill Country. The terrain generally includes high limestone cliffs and various creek beds. Lake Travis and the Colorado River dominate the center of their area.

The population of the unincorporated areas of this part of the county is approximately 80,651 (2010 Census). The racial breakdown includes: 87% white, 1% Black, 9% Hispanic and 2% Asian.

Incorporated cities within this jurisdiction include: Bee Caves, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Rollingwood, Westlake Hills, Sunset Valley and Jonestown. Villages include Briarcliff, Point Venture and Volente.

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