Sheriff Tex Dowdy

Sheriff Willaim “Tex” Dowdy welcomes you to the official website of the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office where you will find an overview of the services we provide.

I am in my second term as the Modoc County Sheriff. I was elected to my position on January 7th, 2019, as the 21st Modoc County Sheriff.

My wife Lesa and I have been in Modoc County for 30 years. All three of our children were raised here, graduating from Modoc High School. Throughout my 22 years as a law enforcement officer, serving this county, I am committed to serving this community with hard work, dedication, and transparency. Our goals are set high, and I will do everything within my authority to protect your constitutional rights and to keep Modoc County safe and thriving.


To preserve Peace, Protect Life, and Property, and Promote Public Safety while upholding the Constitution of the United States.


We are committed to providing the highest quality of services to our community through education and training, and diligently working together with our justice partners to maintain the highest level of public trust.