21st Century Sheriffs

Montgomery County Sheriffs of the 21st century


Tommy GageTommy Gage

Took office on January 1, 2005, and served until January 1, 2017. 

Born in California on August 6, 1945. 

Married to Ollie Nell Gage for 28 years and has 3 children and 9 grandchildren. 

1963 Graduate of Galena Park High School, Galena Park, Texas.  Served two Viet-Nam tours in the United States Navy aboard the Heavy Cruiser USS Saint Paul.  1970 Graduate of the Houston Police Department.  Served in the Patrol Divisions working the Northeast Substation assigned to the Fifth Ward area.  Served in the Recruiting Division as a background investigator for new police applicants.  Served in the Traffic Enforcement Division as a solo motorcycle officer.  1982 came to work for Sheriff Joe Corley at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.  Served as a Deputy Jailer in the old courthouse/jail in Downtown Conroe.  Contract Patrol Deputy in River Plantation.  Patrol Deputy in South and West counties.  Patrol Sergeant in West county and Detective Sergeant.  Also worked for Sheriff Guy Williams before promoting to Detective Lieutenant and Training Coordinator for the Clint Peoples Training Academy.  1996 went to work with Malcolm Purvis Precinct 2 Commissioner and carried his commission through the  Precinct 3 Constable’s Office as a Lieutenant.  2001 Precinct 3 Constable Captain. Created the county’s first SWAT team, the first motorcycle traffic division, and the installation of the regional radio system connecting officers to other law enforcement agencies throughout the county.

Rand Henderson

Took office on January 1, 2017, and currently serves to this present day.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas on October 22, 1970.

Married with two children, Rand Henderson is a native Texan, a lifelong public servant, and a 22-plus-year veteran with both law enforcement and corrections experience. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, Law Enforcement Instructor License, Crime Prevention Inspector License, as well as a Texas Jail License. 

Rand graduated from Palestine High School and received a Bachelor of Science from the Sam Houston State College of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement/Police Science in 1994 and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management in August 2007. 

After graduating from the police academy in 1994, Rand was hired by the MCSO and began working as a Deputy. Rand was promoted to Patrol Sergeant (first-line supervisor) in 2000 where he served in that capacity until promotion to Lieutenant (mid-manager) in 2002 at the age of 31. In 2004, Rand applied for and was accepted to the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College (LCC). In January 2008, Rand was selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy, graduating with Session #232.

In August of 2009, Sheriff Gage promoted Rand to the rank of Captain where he was assigned as the manager of the Patrol Division and later over to the Jail Division in 2013. Rand has worked as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at both Lone Star College and his alma mater, Sam Houston State.