Captain Tim Holifield


Tim began his law enforcement career in 1984 shortly after graduating high school, while he pursued a formal education from Sam Houston State University.  In 1992 he was hired by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and assigned to The Woodlands Division.  Tim, during the next 4 years worked as a Patrol Deputy, DARE Instructor, and Detective.  Tim participated in The Woodlands Watch, where he saw the importance and value of the community-oriented policing model. 

In 1996 while serving as a Detective, he was elected Constable and served South Montgomery County until 2012.  Tim was a successful leader and was re-elected three times without opposition, thus suggesting his approval rating was high among voters in Precinct Three, Montgomery County.  As Constable he directed a highly respected department within Montgomery County.  The Precinct Three Constable’s Office was one of the largest in Montgomery County, with over 50 sworn officers and administrative staff. 

Tim has served on several community boards including the YMCA Board of Directors, The Woodlands Rotary Club, Texas Association of Counties’ Law Enforcement Education Committee and served on Houston Galveston Area Council’s Committee for Public Safety.  In 2001, Tim was recognized as a Woodlands Hometown Hero, by The Woodlands, and still considers this award and distention a true honor.

After retirement Tim returned to his passion of law enforcement starting as a deputy patrolling The Woodlands Township in 2015.  He was promoted to Senior Sergeant and transferred to District 4, where he was a liaison to the Commissioner Precinct 2 Office.  In 2017 he was promoted to Lieutenant by Sheriff Rand Henderson and assigned the District-4 Command serving the Magnolia area of West Montgomery County. 

In April 2018, Sheriff Henderson selected Tim for the leadership role of South Patrol Division Captain.  He was brought back to The Woodlands Township, where his experience and leadership could best serve the residents, visitors and other stakeholders in the community.  With his over 30 years of public service, his philosophy is simple, “as law enforcement I work for the citizens and taxpayers.  I must daily demonstrate my agencies’ core values of professionalism, accountability, compassion, and trust, to earn support and respect from the men and women I lead and the community I serve”.