Media Relations

The MCSO Media Relations Team strives to be responsive and professional, acting in compliance with the Texas Public Information Act and in the best interest of the department, its employees, and the people of Midland County.
Routine media inquiries and records requests are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours.
You may contact the MCSO Public Information Officer at 432-688-4314 or Tate Owen.


AFTER HOURS

Routine media inquiries and records requests are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours. You may contact the MCSO Public Information Officer at 432-242-2123 or Tate Owen. Please be as specific as possible about the incident you are inquiring about by including the type of case -- e.g., homicide, traffic accident -- date, approximate time, and the address. The on-call PIO will respond as soon as possible.
The on-call PIO will not provide updated information about previous cases, or the status of cases not considered breaking news and will not have information regarding non-fatal car accidents, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or routine arrests.
The purpose of the PIO being on call is to address immediate news concerns that cannot be postponed until the following business day.
Please note that for homicides, traffic fatalities, and officer-involved shootings there will be an MCSO representative at the scene to talk to the media once preliminary information has been gathered. 


BOOKING PHOTOS (MUG SHOTS)

Please submit Booking Photos request here.
Booking photo requests must be made in writing Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Booking photo requests must include the defendant’s name, date of birth (DOB) and/or SPN, and criminal charge associated with the photo you are requesting.
Booking photos for defendants not arrested by the MCSO, and those no longer in custody and that did not result in a criminal conviction, will not be released.


RECORDS

Please submit your public information request here.
Please make sure to include your name, the name of your news organization, and contact information. For more information on the Texas Public Information Act, click here.


SOCIAL MEDIA

You can join the conversation online, too! Follow the Midland County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. We continue to be a leader in the law enforcement community for our commitment to communicate with the public—both offline and online.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office manages these accounts as a limited public forum and therefore certain conditions do apply:

  •  A posting on these pages constitutes acceptance of these terms.
  • In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 911.
  • Do not use social media to report a crime.
  • If you post information related to a crime on any of our social media account pages, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena and in certain situations endangering yourself or others.
  • “Friending” between Midland County Sheriff's Office deputies and a citizen does not indicate endorsement of that person’s actions or comments. 
  •   Comments posted by others on the Midland County Sheriff's Office social media page(s) are not to be considered the opinion of the Midland County Sheriff's Office; nor does the Midland County Sheriff's Office endorse any third-party comments on this page
  • The Midland County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the Midland County Sheriff's Office.
  • If you are looking for more information about the Midland County Sheriff's Office, please visit https://www.co.midland.tx.us/sheriff.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content of original posting. The Midland County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate, off-topic or offensive, including comments that:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others,
  • Include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity, spam or advertise.
  • Could harm the safety or well-being of one of our employees, including personal attacks are off topic,
  • Have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy,
  • Include copyrighted material that belongs to another person,
  • Contain links to inappropriate websites.


Please call 432-688-4314 if you have any questions regarding our Terms of Use.
If you need immediate police assistance, please call 911.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office social media pages are NOT monitored on a 24-hour basis.
Please do not use social media as a form for reporting emergencies and/or criminal activity.

For non-emergencies, please call (432) 688-1040.