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Homeland Security Bureau

Major Marcus A. Kinnard-Bing, Sr.

Major Marcus Kinnard-Bing began his career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in August of 1991. He attended Basic Peace Officer’s Class number 93E at the Houston Community College Law Enforcement Training Center and graduated in July of 1993.

Major Kinnard-Bing was first assigned to the 701 Jail as a Deputy/Jailer and assisted in the initial staffing of that facility. During his assignment at the 701 Jail, he also served nine years as a Commissioned US Army Officer in the 49th Armored Division. In May of 2001, Major Kinnard-Bing was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the 1301 Jail Facility. In May of 2002, he was transferred to the Public Services Bureau and assigned to the Inmate Processing Center. In August of 2004, Major Kinnard-Bing was transferred to the Patrol Bureau where he remained assigned as a Field Supervisor until his promotion to Lieutenant in September of 2008.

As a Lieutenant, Major Kinnard-Bing was first assigned to the 701 Jail as the Third Watch Commander. In June of 2009 he returned to the Patrol Bureau as the Third Watch Commander in District III. In March of 2011 he was transferred to District IV where he simultaneously commanded the Third Watch Operations of both District IV and V for two and one half years. In June of 2013 Major Kinnard-Bing was transferred to the Criminal Warrants Division where he served as the Assistant Division Commander.

In May of 2014 Kinnard-Bing was promoted to Captain and assigned as the Commander of the District IV Patrol Division. Major Kinnard-Bing served in that capacity until April of 2015 when he began to simultaneously serve as the acting Patrol Bureau Commander. On May 26, 2015, Sheriff Ron Hickman appointed Major Kinnard-Bing as the permanent Patrol Bureau Commander.

Major Kinnard-Bing holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate, a Crime Prevention Specialist Certificate, and a TCOLE Instructor Certificate. Major Kinnard-Bing is a graduate of the 252nd Session of the FBI National Academy. Major Kinnard-Bing holds a B.S in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Downtown and is presently pursing a M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University. Major Kinnard-Bing is actively involved in Northwestern Harris County through activities in his church and his fraternal organization.

About the Homeland Security Bureau

Homeland Security Provides CIKR Protection

The mission of the Homeland Security Bureau (HSB) is to enhance the safety of the people of Harris County should, natural and/or man-made catastrophic events occur, through strategic sharing of Federal, State, and local assets; sharing our tactical capabilities in the air, afloat, and ashore with our regional partners; and proactively investigating nontraditional criminal activities and regional terrorism threats.

HSB deploys staff to regional task forces to investigate large scale criminal activity and assigns staff to enforce traffic laws.


HSB divides its responsibilities among two divisions: Field Operations Division and Vehicular Crimes Division (V.C.D.).

The Homeland Security Bureau (HSB) is also responsible for the protection of the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources within Harris County from both domestic and foreign threats of terrorism. To accomplish this task, the HSB High Risk Operations Unit (HROU), Air Support Unit, Marine Unit, Emergency Management Unit (EMU) and Incident Management Unit (IMU) stand equipped and ready to respond to any event.

Tactical Response Section

About Us

The Harris County Sheriff's Office, founded in 1837, is the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the third largest in the United States. The HCSO has over 4600 employees and 200 reservists dedicated to ensuring the safety of over 4.1 million residents who call Harris County home. Harris County encompasses 1788 square miles (1729 land) and includes forty-one incorporated municipalities.

Core Values

Merit and maintain the public’s trust.
Embrace and deliver professional service.
Protect our citizens with honor and courage.
Exemplify ethical conduct at all times.
Develop, encourage, and care for our Sheriff’s Office family.

Contact Us

1200 Baker Street
Houston, TX 77002
Emergency: 911
Non Emergency: (713) 221-6000
Inmate Information: (713) 755-5300
Information Line: (713) 755-6044
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