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Welcome to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office

Gary Cutler Sheriff

Gary Cutler, Sheriff

HCSO Junior Deputy Academy
Info to be posted spring of 2022

HCSO Training Academy
Find out more about the upcoming HCSO Basic Peace Officer Course

HCSO Citizens Academy
Find out more about the Citizens Academy and other programs

National Night Out

**The 2021 National Night Out program through the Hays County Sheriff’s Office has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.”

See the Sheriff’s statement:

“Sheriff Gary Cutler is canceling this year’s National Night Out (scheduled October 5, 2021) due to rising COVID-19 cases. While this doesn’t restrict neighborhoods from having a NNO party, the Sheriff’s Office will not be sending any representatives to those events. We are hoping to get back on track next year. Please be safe!”


Hays County Gary Cutler Sheriff Badge

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Register for the Emergency Notification System

Check out Hays County Sheriff’s Office app and stay current on what’s happening. Scan the QR code below or click the link to download the app:

HB 1036 Reports of Officer Involved Injury

Report Traffic Concerns

 COVID-19 Visitation Schedule and Rules for Hays County Jail

Read the updated Hays County Jail visitation rules on the Q&A page.

Results from March 2021 Jail Visit by
Texas Commission on Jail Standards

Read the report here.


Contact Us

Hays County Sheriff’s Office
810 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

For Emergencies Call 9-1-1

Sheriff’s Main



Dispatch (Non-Emergency)

Visitation Hours as of March 22, 2021:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Duration of Visit:  20 minutes

Visit 12:00-12:20 Clean 12:20-12:40 Visit 12:40-1:00 Clean 1:00-1:20 Visit 1:20-1:40
Clean 1:40-2:00 Visit 2:00-2:20 Clean 2:20-2:40 Visit 2:40-3:00 Clean 3:00-3:20
Visit 3:20-3:40 Clean 3:40-4:00      


Visitation Hours: Tuesday afternoon/evening

Duration of Visit:  20 minutes

Clean 2:20-2:40 Visit 2:40-3:00 Clean 3:00-3:20 Visit 3:20-3:40 Clean 3:40-4:00
Visit 4:00-4:20 *4:20-5:20 closed Visit 5:20-5:40 Clean 5:40-6:00 Visit 6:00-6:20
Clean 6:20-6:40 Visit 6:40-7:00  

*Closed feeding/cleaning

Hays County