Sheriff Rand Henderson
is a native Texan and lifelong public servant with both law enforcement and corrections experience who has served the Montgomery County community since 1994. He was elected Montgomery County Sheriff and was sworn into office January 1, 2017. He is married and has 2 children.
Rand Henderson graduated from the Texas Peace Officer Academic Licensing Academy (TPOALA) receiving his Peace Officer license and commission from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. He moved his way through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office holding the positions of Patrol Deputy, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before being elected to the office of Sheriff.
He has held prominent roles in Emergency Management serving as incident Commander during hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. He was selected to serve as the Law Enforcement Branch Commander and Public Information Officer during the Magnolia wildfires of 2011. He has also served on anti-terrorism planning committees with the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) as well as criminal justice committees with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC.) Rand has also served as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at both Lone Star College and his alma mater, Sam Houston State University.
Rand is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session #232) and the Leadership Command College (Class #48). He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, Law Enforcement Instructor License, Crime Prevention Inspector License, and a Texas Jail License. He is a lifetime member of the NRA, Montgomery County Fair Association, The 100 Club, Sam Houston State University Alumni Association, and the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. The Henderson family worships at First Presbyterian Church of Conroe.