A Message from the Sheriff

The Winkler County Sheriff’s Office in under the direction of the Sheriff Darin Mitchell. Sheriff Mitchell took office as the Winkler County Sheriff on January 1, 2017.

Winkler County covers an area of just over 800 square miles in the petroleum-rich Permian Basin region of West Texas.

The major duties of the Sheriff are to serve as conservator of the peace, and act as executive of the County and District Courts serving their writs, subpoenas, processes, etc. In addition, he has charge of the jail and prisoners and maintains investigative and patrol functions.

The Sheriff’s Office, which consists of two Departments, employs 28 people comprised of 8 sworn peace officers in the Law Enforcement Department, 16 certified Detention Officers, 3 cooks, and 1 part-time nurse in the Detention Department.

The Detention Center is a state certified facility with a housing capacity of 101 inmates.

The Law Enforcement Center, both Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, are located at 1300 S. Bellaire St. in Kermit Texas

The Sheriff’s Office Administration building is open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday, except on county holidays. The Detention Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.