Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree


Captain Jeff Davis is the SWAT Commander for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team.  The SWAT team is made up of 18 deputies who volunteer for this position, and all come from divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.  SWAT team members have to apply and then pass a rigorous tryout which consists of a physical test, cognitive test, and firearms test.  After the tryout, a board composed of senior SWAT personnel will meet to evaluate the applications and success of each candidate on tasks during the tryout.  Recommendations are then made and sent to the Sheriff, who makes the ultimate decision.

Some of the scenarios the SWAT team deal with include:

  • Barricaded people (mostly mentally ill individuals, drug addicts, suspects in crimes, or someone who has experienced a high stress event)
  • High Risk Search/Arrest Warrants
  • Hostage situations
  • Critical Incident/Active Shooter Response
  • Dignitary Protection

The Denton County SWAT team is responsible for mutual aid responses to smaller agencies in Denton County that require a SWAT response.  The SWAT team also acts as advisors to smaller agency SWAT teams in Denton County and assist federal agencies with operations within Denton County.  The Denton County SWAT team is also used for special operations – for example the recent online solicitation operation involving multiple agencies that was conducted in Denton County.


Events | News

Citizen Academy
Every Mon. for 10 Weeks Starting on MARCH 18th | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Denton County Sheriff’s Office
This is an awesome opportunity to experience how your Sheriff’s Office operates. The first class will start at 6pm. Go to

Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP)
MARCH 23rd
Denton County Sheriff’s Office
This is a self-defense class for females. You must register at Go to our facebook page for information on a regular basis about our WEP.


You can apply online at


940.349.1600 | 127 N.Woodrow Ln., Suite 300 | Denton, TX 76205

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