The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office will preserve and protect the quality of life, safety, and welfare of citizens within the served community. Our authority is derived from those we serve. We uphold public trust that we will professionally enact our duties without compromising because of race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, or any factor prohibited by legal precedent.
We will establish and sustain protection of constitutional rights, ethical reasoning, and community order by wisely executing duties and utilizing resources.
The sheriff is the commander of the sheriff's office and ultimately makes the decisions for the organization. S/The is responsible to make sure organizational goals are met in efficient ways and answers to county citizens and county commissioners for personal or employee action.
The sheriff is concerned with conserving the peace and suppressing violence. If laws are broken, offenders will be apprehended and confined following criminal law. The sheriff can appoint deputies to assist in law enforcement, an undersheriff to operate the organization in the event of the sheriff's absence and aid in management, and an executive secretary to support the organization.
The sheriff and deputies serve and execute all processes, writs, and orders handed down from court judges. The sheriff and employees can exeucte orders of municipal court judges, as long as satisfactory compensation arrangements are made.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Hidalgo County Jail & Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 575-542-3050 to ask for special consideration.