240 - Dress Code

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…assignment, typically a 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…

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

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…ribbons will be worn above the uniform name plate and below the specialty award pin. Uniform ribbons can only be displayed on the uniform in the manner, style, and fashion…

241 - County Property

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…[CALEA Standards 17.5.2, 22.1.6] Authorized 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…

244 - Extra Employment

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

238 - Separation From Employment

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…employee completes 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…

252 - Funeral Attire and Mourning Badge Cover

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View PDFDownload Policy All sworn or civilian Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) personnel shall observe a funeral dress code whether wearing uniform or non-uniform attire. This policy also describes the…

311 - Political Activities

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…in print or video, wearing any portion of the department-issued uniform or any other uniform which resembles that issued by the HCSO. Seeking Personal Preferment Employees will not solicit petitions,…

510 - Special Response Group (SRG)

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…The SRG uniform will be determined by the SRG Commander. Class C uniforms (see Policy #240 – Dress Code) may be authorized based on the volatility of the event, the…

302 - Professional Conduct Required

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…or when in uniform. (Executive Order) Personnel engaged in covert operations are exempt from this requirement. Bearing: While on duty, in uniform or otherwise, deputies shall maintain a military bearing….

312 - Testimony

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

242 - Duty to Carry Firearms

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…a fully-loaded firearm when in uniform. Additional Ammunition: In addition to a fully-loaded firearm, uniformed deputies will carry two complements of extra ammunition (i.e., two speed loaders with six rounds…

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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…a minimum score of 70% on the HCSO qualification courses (uniform handgun, non-uniform handgun). b. Any deputy who fails to qualify with his or her primary service firearm during the…

251 - Rendering Courtesy to the National Anthem

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View PDFDownload Policy Harris County Sheriff’s Office personnel shall render the proper courtesy to the national anthem as described herein when it is played. Personnel in uniform (with or without…

503 - Use of Conducted Electrical Devices (CED)

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…devices or cartridges is prohibited. [CALEA Standard 4.3.1 a] Deputies shall be required to wear their issued CED when working on duty or off duty in uniform. This does not…

118 - Reserve Deputy Program

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…and proficiency with all weapons used in accordance with HCSO policy. [CALEA Standard 16.1.6] Uniforms and Equipment All reserve deputies shall be issued standard uniform attire as required by the…

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

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View PDFDownload Purpose This policy establishes uniform procedures for immediate entry of lost, stolen, or recovered firearms into the TCIC / NCIC gun file. [CALEA Standard 82.3.2] Policy All Harris…

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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…charged and operational. [CALEA Standard 17.5.2] The BWC is secured to his or her uniform as trained. Prior to the end of each shift, employees will ensure: Video, audio, and…

207 - Leave of Absence

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…county-issued equipment prior to starting an LOA. 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….

214 - Transitional Duty

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…of their Sheriff’s Office issued uniform. Employees in plain clothes will not display their badge or weapon. Employees on transitional duty will not be permitted to work law enforcement related…

215 - Return to Duty After Extended Absence

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…Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other “uniformed services”. Procedure Types of Leaves of Absence Extended Leave of Absence Absence beyond fifteen (15) consecutive workweeks or six hundred (600) working…

250 - Sheriff’s Office Employee Identification

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…all uniforms and issued equipment directly to Uniform Supply. All official identification and badges shall be submitted to Human Resources for final disposition. Retirement Identification The HCSO shall issue official…

506 - Arrest Procedures

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…deputies, and third persons. Personnel involved in a preplanned execution of a “high-risk” arrest warrant will wear protective ballistic vests. Uniformed personnel will be present. [CALEA Standards 41.3.5 & 41.3.6]…