Jail Operations


The City of Tomball Police Department Jail adheres to the highest ethical standards while providing a safe and secure environment for all prisoners and the community. Our best tools are teamwork, quality public service, and equal, non-discriminatory treatment. We 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 (PSOs) guard inmates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Tomball Police Department Jail Facility has six cells. Each cell has 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 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.

PSOs perform many other duties within the Tomball Police Department, such as conducting tours and assisting Police Officers with special events in the City of Tomball.