240 - Dress Code

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…variation of the Class C uniform (see Section X, Specialty Uniforms). B. While wearing the uniform, the complete uniform described in this policy must be worn. The uniform may not…

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

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…B uniforms. • The mourning badge cover pin may be worn with the Class C uniform and all other uniforms having a cloth badge. The type of ribbons or pins…

241 - County Property

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…Issue: All uniform items shall be issued through Uniform Supply. Uniform Item Life ExpectancyItemInitial / Authorized IssueLife ExpectancyShirt, long-sleeved1 to 2*3 yearsShirt, short-sleeved3 to 4*2 yearsPants3 to 4*2 yearsRaincoat14 yearsWinter…

244 - Extra Employment

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…in the performance of extra employment. 8. Uniformed extra employment shall not be worked unless the deputy is wearing a complete, unmodified, department-authorized uniform. Specialized uniforms shall not be worn…

238 - Separation From Employment

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…his or her last assigned shift, all HCSO uniforms and all other county-issued equipment not specifically named shall be turned in to Uniform Supply, Monday through Friday during normal business…

302 - Professional Conduct Required

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…of the Sheriff’s Office. [See Department Policy 204 Drug and Alcohol Policy III. C.] a. A recognizable part of the uniform includes, but is not limited to the uniform hat,…

311 - Political Activities

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…Sheriff. 6. Employees will not appear in any political advertisement, whether in print or video, wearing any portion of the department-issued uniform or any other uniform which resembles that issued…

252 - Funeral Attire and Mourning Badge Cover

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…A. Line of Duty Funerals 1. Uniformed employees attending a funeral declared to be in the line of duty must wear a Class A uniform complete with felt hat and…

510 - Special Response Group (SRG)

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…member should be allowed to remain in SRG. VI. Uniform The SRG uniform will be determined by the SRG Commander. A. Class C uniforms (see Policy #240 – Dress Code)…

312 - Testimony

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…prosecutor in the case for which the subpoena was issued or the attorney representing Harris County. C. Attire: Employees are prohibited from wearing the official uniform in any criminal or…

242 - Duty to Carry Firearms

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…B.  All deputies will carry a fully-loaded firearm when in uniform. C.  Additional Ammunition: In addition to a fully-loaded firearm, uniformed deputies will carry two complements of extra ammunition (i.e.,…

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

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…relationship of solidarity between HCSO employees and the LGBTQI community. HCSO staff will wear an obvious identifier (e.g.: uniform pin) on their uniform for easy identification within the LGBTQI community….

702 – Firearms Control, Qualifications, and Training

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(uniform handgun, non-uniform handgun). b. Any deputy who fails to qualify with his or her primary service firearm during the qualification session shall be given written notice by the HCSO…

251 - Rendering Courtesy to the National Anthem

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View PDFDownload I. Policy Harris County Sheriff’s Office personnel shall render the proper courtesy to the national anthem as described herein when it is played. A. Personnel in uniform (with…

503 - Use of Conducted Electrical Devices (CED)

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…cartridges is prohibited. Deputies shall be required to wear their issued CED when working on duty or off duty in uniform. This does not preclude the deputy from simultaneously wearing…

517 - Armed Detention Officer Program

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…Required Equipment A. Armed detention officers must be in full uniform in accordance with Policy #240 – Dress Code. B. Armed detention officers’ issued duty belts must be equipped with…

118 - Reserve Deputy Program

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…H. Uniforms and Equipment: 1. All reserve deputies shall be issued standard uniform attire as required by the HCSO. 2. All reserve deputies shall comply with the dress code and…

602 - Entry of Firearms Into Mobile Field Reporting (MFR)

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View PDFDownload I. Purpose This policy establishes uniform procedures for immediate entry of lost, stolen, or recovered firearms into the TCIC / NCIC gun file. II. Policy All Harris County…

603 - Disposition of Firearms and Firearms-Related Evidence

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View PDFDownload Purpose This policy establishes procedures for the submission of evidence to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS) Firearms Identification Laboratory and establishes uniform and comprehensive procedures…

618 - Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs)

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…equipment. At the beginning of each shift, employees will ensure: The BWC is fully charged and operational. The BWC is secured to his or her uniform as trained. Prior to…

207 - Leave of Absence

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…Upon approval for an LOA, employees must return county-issued equipment to Uniform Supply so the items can be stored until the employee’s return. The employee will receive a receipt for…

214 - Transitional Duty

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…on transitional duty will not, either on or off-duty, wear any portion of their Sheriff’s Office-issued uniform.  Employees in plain clothes will not display their badges or weapon. C. Employees…

215 - Return to Duty After Extended Absence

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…or inactive duty in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other “uniformed services”. III. Procedure A. Types of Leaves of Absence: 1. Extended Leave of Absence: a. Absence beyond…

250 - Sheriff’s Office Employee Identification

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…with the HCSO, to his or her commanding supervisor or (H.E.A.R.D). Additionally, the employee will return his or her department manual and all uniforms and issued equipment directly to Uniform

506 - Arrest Procedures

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…search warrant should be obtained and possessed before entering the premises; and c. Consideration of the safety and security of the suspect, deputies, and innocent bystanders. 2. Uniformed deputies should…