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Jail Operations




The City of Tomball Police Department Jail adheres to the highest ethical standards while providing safe and secure environment for all prisoners as well as the community. Our best tools are teamwork, quality public service, and equal, non-discriminatory treatment. We will treat all inmates with respect and dignity. We desire to be an innovator and leader among area municipal jails.

The Jail Operations Section maintains the Tomball Police Department Jail Facility and Public Safety Officers (PSO's) guard inmates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Tomball Police Department Jail Facility has 6 cells with each having restroom facilities and access to a phone. Five of those cells are equipped to hold multiple inmates. Our jail is used to house persons arrested by the Tomball Police Department. Inmates are held until arraignment by a Judge at which time the Judge will set the Bond/Bail amount. If the arrest is for an offense classified as a Class A or B misdemeanor or any felony and the inmate can not make bond/bail, the inmate is transferred to the Harris County Sheriffs Department Jail Facility.   For more information please see Frequently Asked Questions.


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PSO's perform many other duties within the Tomball Police Department such as Boy and Girl Scout Group tours (packs, dens, troops, etc), private schools and public schools, affording children age kindergarten to 6th grade with an opportunity to see the Police Department.  If you or your group is interested in scheduling a tour, please contact 281-351-5451 and ask to be transferred to a PSO.   PSO's are also very active in all department community outreach events.