517 - Armed Detention Officer Program

In: Policy |

View PDFDownload I. Purpose This policy establishes directives for armed detention officers. II. Definitions Armed detention officer – a licensed county jailer who, after meeting the requirements of this policy,…

511 - Responding to Individuals in Behavioral Crisis

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…and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) via a computer tablet. Consumer – A person with mental illness. Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) – Detentions – A sub-unit of the Detentions Mental Health…

105 - Definitions

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…and who are qualified under TCOLE regulations to be licensed as a county jailer. As defined by state law, a detention officer is not a peace officer. Disciplinary Action Any…

240 - Dress Code

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…employee – i.e., a detention officer must have a detention officer patch. F. Additionally, When Wearing A Class A, B, Or C Uniform: 1. Shirts must be tucked. 2. Socks…

702 – Firearms Control, Qualifications, and Training

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…range officers. F. Annual Qualification Required 1. Firearm qualification schedule: All sworn personnel who are licensed as peace officers by TCOLE and commissioned as peace officers by the HCSO shall…

107 - Rank Structure

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…for the enforcement of all local, state, and federal laws and ensuring compliance with all Departmental policies, bureau rules, and all other regulations. M. Detention Officer: A detention officer is…

244 - Extra Employment

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…security guard, private investigator, police officer or reserve, or jailer); 26. The professional staff member or detention officer displays, wears, or utilizes any portion of HCSO-issued uniforms, jackets, hats, caps,…

226 - Commendations, Awards, Nominations, Pins, and Ribbons

In: Policy |

…Qualification: Must be a TCOLE-licensed peace officer or detention officer that has completed the training necessary to qualify as a mental health officer. The employee must currently be assigned to…

Rule 14: Promotions and Eligibility Lists

In: Civil Service |

View PDF 14.01 ELIGIBILITY FOR PROMOTIONS: To be eligible for promotion, a telecommunications officer, detention officer or deputy must meet the following prerequisites: (a) Telecommunications Supervisor (Non-Certified Peace Officer): Must…

507 - Search Procedures

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…be done only with reasonable suspicion (less than probable cause) that the person may be armed, and the search is for the peace officer’s protection during an investigative detention. 1….

618 - Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)

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…or incident reports to ensure the accuracy and consistency of the reports. Detention Facilities: Employees working within or assigned to a detention facility shall adhere to Detention Policy #CJC-308 –…

201 - Application and Hiring Process

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…of Ethics, 6. Jail facilities, operations, and chain of command, 7. Training, and 8. County property. F. All newly-hired detention officers will be required to complete detention officer training successfully…

413 - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI)

In: Policy |

…be asked to indicate his or her preference as to the gender of the deputy or detention officer who will perform the pat-down search. A cross-gender search preference form shall…

502 - Less-Lethal Impact & Restraining Devices

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View PDFDownload I. Definition Less-lethal munitions are specialty munitions designed to cause blunt trauma at extended distances. They are considered to be an extension of a deputy or detention officer’s…

402 - Significant Incident Notifications

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…Bureau, etc.). First line scene response will typically be accomplished by a Patrol Bureau Supervisor for field incidents or a Criminal Justice Command Supervisor for detention-related incidents. 3. Once the…

501 - De-escalation & Response to Resistance

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…reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. The calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to…

115 - Media Relations

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…credentials, identifying them and their employer, before they shall be allowed to enter the interview room. viii. A deputy or detention officer must be in the interview room with the…

514 - Excited Delirium

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…sounds, glass, or shiny objects C. Patrol/Detentions Personnel – Control 1. If reasonably possible, wait for adequate backup before making physical contact with the subject. Detentions personnel should call for…

508 - Bias-Based Profiling

In: Policy |

…of explainable facts and circumstances which lead a peace officer, in the light of their experience, to conclude that a person possibly is involved in past, present, or future criminal…

229 - Seniority, Bids, and Transfers

In: Policy |

…employees: the rank of Deputy and Detention Officer; (2) For Professional Staff Members: those levels with the base pay grade within specific position titles listed by the Human Engagement &…

606 - Interview and Interrogation Procedures

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…not delay any person’s arraignment. e. Never participate in pre-trial publicity that would tend to prejudice a fair trial. 3. Peace officers carry the burden of proof that a waiver…

509 - Transporting Detainees

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View PDFDownload I. Purpose This policy provides directives on transporting persons taken into custody prior to their booking or admission into a detention or medical facility. These directives provide for…

302 - Professional Conduct Required

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…in an approved extra job capacity). Within this context, “work” means to provide a service, paid or voluntary, as a regular or reserve deputy or detention officer or other civilian…

613 - Asset Seizure, Forfeiture, and Disposition of Contraband Property

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…of Texas, or another law enforcement agency as defined in CCP, Chapter 59. Seizure – The restraint of property by a peace officer, whether the officer restrains the property by…

257 - Community Engagement

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officer. The supervisor must be notified if the officers is armed while participating in a HCSO activity. g. The Community Engagement Director, Bureau Commander, and/or Watch Supervisor have the authority…