Civil & Warrants Section
The Civil / Warrants Section of Midland County Sheriff’s Office is led by Lieutenant Ken Colston.
The civil section consists of five civil officers, two secretaries, and one sergeant. The civil officers are charged with serving civil process generated by Midland County and civil process from other counties and states, when a party to that process resides in Midland County. Civil process can range from a fairly simple service to a very detailed and time-consuming process.
At present, the civil section averages serving 382 papers per month. Less than 10% of those papers will be served by making one contact. A simple service of civil process will take anywhere from one to four or more attempts before contact can be made and service completed.
Below is just a few of the civil processes that civil officer's server:
- All other Writs and All civil and Criminal Subpoenas
- Attorney General Citations
- Civil Process
- County Court
- Delinquent Tax Citations
- District Court
- Divorce Citations
- Federal Court Citations
- Justice Court
- Protective Orders
- Temporary Restraining Orders
- Writs of Attachment for Persons and Property
- Writs of Execution (Court Collections)
- Writs of possession (Court Repossessions)
The civil section also deals with:
- Loose Livestock "Estray Laws" and keeping Midland County in compliance with those laws.
- Conducting Abandoned Vehicles Sales for the County
- Conducting Sheriff's Sales for Midland County Appraisal District and Greenwood Independent School District
- Maintaining an inventory and the use of the County Impound Yard
The warrant section consists of five warrant officers, three secretaries, and one sergeant. The warrant officers are charged with serving felony and misdemeanor warrants received from Midland County courts and warrants received from courts through other jurisdictions. The warrant section works closely with other local, state, and federal agencies for the safety and protection of our local community.
The warrant officers also, transport prisoners from all over the 50 United States back to Midland Courts to stand trial for crimes allegedly committed in Midland County. The Warrants Section is also part of the US Marshall Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. In 2017 the warrant section served 4512 warrants and transported 479 prisoners.
Crisis Response Team (Mental Health Unit) Section
The Mental Health Unit began on October 1, 2005, with two deputies under a grant from Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental impairments (TCOOMMI). Since beginning, the CRT Section of Midland County Sheriff's Office, has increase personnel to four officers, one sergeant, and one secretary. The deputies assigned to the Crisis Response Team are specially trained deputies who can respond to all crisis calls involving mental health issues.
Our goal is to provide crisis intervention and consistent care and services for consumers who are in a mental crisis. Requests for Crisis Response Team Deputies services comes from other Law Enforcement agencies in the county, local schools and colleges, hospitals, mental health consumer from the Criminal Justice System when appropriate and into the appropriate mental health service provider. In 2017, CRT had 1550 mental health calls and transported 537 consumers to mental health facilities and had Jail, ER and MH Divisions totaling 1,420 for 2017.
The Crisis Response Team works cooperatively with other agencies and entities to connect mental health consumers to resources available in the community and mental health system. In addition, the Crisis Response Team is charged with handling all mental commitments as well as transports throughout the state to other mental health facilities.
The Mental Health Unit can be reached at 432-688-4671 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or at 432-688-4600 after 5 p.m. and on weekends and holidays.