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Sheriff Jeffrey C. Lyde

Clay County Sheriff's Office

215 W. Gilbert Street

Henrietta, Texas 76365

Phone: (940) 538-5611


To work in partnership with our community and surrounding agencies to provide effective and professional public safety services with integrity, honor, and compassion.


To be a leader in public safety through innovation, continuous learning and quality leadership. We will pursue and employ the best trained, equipped and committed professionals who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence. We will enforce laws, preserve the peace, prevent crime and apprehend offenders, while providing secure and humane detention of persons entrusted to our care.  We will remain committed to enhancing the quality of life for all the people of Clay County.


The Clay County Sheriff’s Department embraces these Core Values: Respect, Trust, Excellence and Service.

Respect: As community servants, the Sheriff’s Department will treat the public and each other ethically and with dignity. 

Trust: The Sheriff’s Department understands trust is earned from our community, through honest actions and open dialogue.

Excellence: Department members will provide the highest level of public service to the citizens of Clay County, constantly seeking improvement which evolves with the needs of our community and our Department.

Service: Members of the Sheriff’s Department place the wellbeing of others above their own. Recognizing the importance of each Department member, we do our utmost to encourage and assist one another to develop as professionals.

Texas Sex Offender Program

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