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Department Policy Policy Updates

New: Armed Detention Officer Program

New policy 517 – Armed Detention Officer Program has been approved by the Sheriff. Policy 504 – Use of Chemical Agents has been revised.

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Department Policy Policy Updates

Revised & Rescinded Policies

Revised: 213 – Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) 239 – Garnishment of Wages 252 – Funeral Attire and Mourning Badge Cover Rescinded: 213 – Disability was rescinded because disability insurance is covered in superior detail in the Harris County Personnel Regulations.

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Department Policy Policy Updates

2 New Policies and More

New – 416 – UAS New – 418 – Behavioral Health Division Revised – 413 – LGBTQI Rescinded – 122 – Senior Deputy Program Rescinded – 406 – Motor Vehicle Forms

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Department Policy Executive Orders Policy Updates

Revised Dress Code Policy & 2 New Executive Orders

240 – Dress Code This policy has been completely revised. Areas of importance are found on page 7 TCOLE Master Proficiency Certification Chevrons and page 16 Duty Belt. TCOLE Master Proficiency Certification Chevrons have been changed to reflect the Detention Officers obtaining a Master Jailers License from TCOLE authorizing them to wear the two chevrons […]

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New: 509 -Transporting Detainees, 417 – ShotSpotter, & 2 Updates

Two new policies have been approved: 417 – ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection System 509 – Transporting Detainees Two policies have also been updated: 702 – Firearms Control, Qualifications, and Training 802 – Emergency Equipment

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Civil Service Update Policy Updates

Civil Service Rules 3 & 14 Updated

The Harris County Civil Service Commission amended the following rules: Rule 3: Administration Rule 14: Promotions and Eligibility Lists

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Department Policy Policy Updates

10 Updates & 1 New Policy

The following policies were updated: 203 – Sexual Misconduct 207 – Leave of Absence 301 – Corrective Actions and Disciplinary Procedures 303 – Conduct Prohibited 304 – Obedience to Orders 305 – Performance of Duty 306 – Attendance 403 – Lawsuits and the HCSO 601 – Reports Additionally, Patrol SOP 408 – Towing was updated […]

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New HCSO Disciplinary Matrix

In an effort to provide clarity and consistency to our disciplinary process, we have established a matrix that specifies the range of discipline that could potentially be administered in the event of a sustained policy violation. Check it out here: https://hcsopolicy.com/disciplinary-matrix/

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Department Policy Policy Updates

122 – Senior Deputy Program Temporarily Removed

Notice: Department Policy 122 has temporarily been removed for revision. Department Policy 122 – Senior Deputy Program is intended to recognize those deputies who have 16 years of service in the State of Texas as a Peace Officer and hold a Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).  Upon achieving […]

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246 – Voluntary Partner Training Program Rescinded

Policy 246 – Voluntary Partner Training Program has been rescinded.

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Department Policy Policy Updates

New Behavioral Crisis & Homelessness Policies

Policy Change: 511 – Responding to Individuals in Behavioral Crisis replaces the old 511 – Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) which is moved to Patrol SOP. New Policy: 516 – Response to Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

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Department Policy Policy Updates

CALEA Update

Policies 113, 114, 233, 501, 606, and 803 were updated to better reflect CALEA standards.

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Department Policy Policy Updates

New Policy 229 – Seniority, Bids, and Transfers

Please review the changes below and familiarize yourself with the policy. Per policy #110: employees are responsible for understanding the Department Manual. A new policy, #229 – Seniority, Bids, and Transfers, has been posted.

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411 – Crime Analysis Temporarily Removed

Policy #411 – Crime Analysis has temporarily been removed for revision.

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Department Policy Policy Updates

Multiple Revised & Rescinded Policies

Please review the changes below and familiarize yourself with the policy. Per policy #110: employees are responsible for understanding the Department Manual. Rescinded The following policies are rescinded and are no longer in effect: 103 – CALEA Accreditation (has become an attachment to 110) 111 – Orders and Memoranda (has been consolidated with 110) 117 […]

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Website Updates

Our New Policy Website

We’re proud to introduce a major overhaul to our policy page. Do everything you could do before, with more new features than ever before, with the new HCSO policy website. Founded in 1837, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is the largest sheriff’s office in Texas and third largest in the nation. A quick overview […]