HARRIS COUNTY, TX – Sheriff Ron Hickman is proud to announce that the Harris County Jail has passed an unannounced inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
Since its inception in 1975, the Texas Commission on Jails Standards (TCJS) has overseen the inspection of county jail facilities throughout the State of Texas. Inspections are conducted at random without prior notification to the host agency.
The unannounced inspection commenced May 6, 2016, and has certified the Harris County Jail’s compliance with State standards.
“I continue to be proud of the dedicated employees of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Nearly 1800 men and women report to work every day to secure the jail environment and provide for the care, custody and control of inmates,” stated Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman. “The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is the leading regulatory commission responsible for oversight of the State’s county jails. Their certification is the affirmation of our hard work to ensure that we meet and frequently exceed jail standards.”
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As a local government agency, employing more than fifty (50) persons and having received at least one single grant award of $500,000.00 or greater from the U.S. Department of Justice, subject to the authority of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is required to submit a biennial Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Utilization Report to the Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
An Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Utilization Report is a comprehensive document that analyzes a recipient's relevant labor market data, as well as the recipient's employment practices, to identify possible barriers to the participation of women and minorities in all levels of a recipient's workforce. Its purpose is to ensure the opportunity for full and equal participation of men and women in the workplace, regardless of race, color, or national origin.