308 – Duty to Safeguard Persons and Property

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Any Harris County Sheriff’s Office employee who has custody of any person or persons under arrest or detention shall be responsible for the proper safeguarding of such persons and their personal property.

No employee shall use offensive, demeaning, or uncomplimentary terms of speech or threatening or vulgar language when speaking or referring to a prisoner or an inmate. [CALEA Standard 26.1.1]

Revision

This policy has been revised on the below listed dates:

April 21, 2009

December 2, 2020

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