Captain Cheryl Hillegeist is the division commander for Court Security and Record Services. The courts consist of 21 different courts to include: District Courts, County Courts, Family Courts; and specialty courts such as Juvenile and Drug courts. Record Services maintains all records and documents for the detention division, as well as, all criminal records from the sheriff’s office. The records division also assists the public with open records request, background checks, and offence reports. The Alarm Unit provides assistance for homeowners applying for new permits, as well as, keeping track of yearly renewals. The Game Room Regulatory Unit assists with the application process when requesting a permit for a commercial game room within the county.
Captain Hillegeist began her career in 1983 with the Texas Department of Corrections. She joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1998. While assigned to the Detention Division she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January of 2009. In January of 2009 she was then appointed to the rank of Lieutenant. In March of 2014 she was appointed to Captain where she assumed command of the ID Division. As of February 2017 she was assigned to the Court Security and Records Divisions.
Captain Hillegeist has attended Central Texas College, Houston Community College, Lone Star College, and Wharton Jr. College. She earned her Peace Officer Certification in 1999 . She holds numerous certifications from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) including her Certified Instructors Certificate, and her Master Peace Officer Certificate.