Welcome to the official website of the Echols County Sheriff’s Office. Thank you for taking the time to visit us via the Internet. We hope you find it easy to locate the information you need. I welcome any questions that you may have regarding this agency and its services. We provide full-service law enforcement to the visitors and citizens of Echols County. On behalf of the brave and dedicated men and women of your Sheriff’s Office, it is an honor and a privilege to serve you.
Randy Courson, Sheriff
The primary purpose of the Echols County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional and courteous law enforcement services. Our fundamental duties are to serve humanity; to safeguard the lives and properties of our citizens; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence; and to respect the constitutional right of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice. To attain this, the Echols County Sheriff’s Office enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limits of our authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.
The Echols County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without the support of the citizens that we serve. The Echols County Sheriff’s Office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to use the resources available to accomplish this goal.