The Special Operations Division of the Waller County Sheriff’s Office consists of SWAT,
Negotiations, K-9, Mounted and Bike Patrols, Narcotics Investigations
and any special investigations requested by the Sheriff.
The Waller County SWAT Team was established in 2009 under the leadership of Sheriff R. Glenn Smith. The Team consists of approximately twenty members including full time and reserve deputies with the Waller County Sheriff’s Office and one Deputy Constable provided by Waller County Pt. 1 Constable Bo Hashaw. Team operations are overseen by Team Commander, Lieutenant Justin Lane. The Waller County SWAT Team can typically be deployed and operational anywhere in Waller County in less than one hour.
In 2011, the 100 Club of Houston purchased an armored personnel carrier affectionately known as “The Bat” and donated this vehicle to the Sheriff’s Office.
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Unit consist of seven negotiators. The unit is directed by Lieutenant Heather Owens. The Crisis Negotiation Unit responds to critical incidents along with the SWAT team in an effort to end the incident quickly and without injury to civilians, law enforcement personnel or to any suspects involved.
The Waller County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is comprised of Deputy Frank Mena and his Labrador Retriever, Lucy. Deputy Mena and Lucy have responded to assist members of the Waller County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of other area law enforcement agencies.
The Waller County Sheriff Office Mounted Patrol was established in 2011 and is comprised of five certified Deputies and their respective horses. This division is overseen by Reserve Sergeant Rebecca Carlile. The Mounted Patrol units are certified in both human tracking and patrol tactics. The unit participates in parades, patrols both festivals and the Waller County Fair. The unit is also available for search and rescue within the county and available to assist outside agencies as designated. Waller County Constable Pt. 4 Joe Trimm has two certified deputies and their respective horses also assigned to this unit.
The Waller County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit is responsible for investigating the sale, manufacture, or possession of illegal or illicit drugs.
If you have any information please contact Sergeant Roger “Snuffy” Garrett.
A monetary reward may be offered for information that leads to a subsequent conviction.