candidate for sheriff
Robert Charles "R. C." Langford
Robert Charles “RC” Langford has over 33 years of law enforcement experience as a Special Agent with the Railroad Police. His jurisdiction included 23 states. From 1998 until his retirement in 2015 he was a K9 Officer working dual purpose dogs in both patrol and narcotics. During his career he worked cases ranging from homicide, terrorism, narcotics, robberies, assaults, trespassing, and thefts, as well as working security for presidential details with the Secret Service. He worked with each presidential administration from Reagan through Obama. Read More on Slide 2
Texas County Sheriff
What is a Sheriff?
The sheriff acts as a conservator of the peace and the executive officer of the county and district courts, serve writs and processes of the courts, seizes property after judgment, enforce traffic laws on county roads and supervises the county jail and prisoners. In counties of fewer than 10,000 residents, he may also serve as ex officio tax assessor and collector.
What Does a Sheriff Do in Texas?
A sheriff in Texas has the following duties:
Serves as a licensed peace officer and is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of the state
Manages and operates the county jail
Provides security for the courts
Serves warrants and civil papers
Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board
For more complete information about the responsibilities of a constable and other county officials, see the "2018 Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials."
Please note: Some duties performed by officials may vary within individual counties.
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