Does anyone currently use video conferencing for magistration?
A good systematic search will keep you or a co worker from getting hurt or killed.
If you find contraband during a search: start over with your search until it is completed. That way you don’t miss anything.
One of the enemies of the jail staff is complacency.
Complacency: “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.”
“Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as “guards,” occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails. In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional Officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.”
Proclamation 5187 – National Correctional Officers Week, 1984
May 5, 1984
The PREA resource center has released audit tools. While some sections are still subject to revision, it gives us a idea of what the auditors will be asking and reviewing.
MJAT is interested in your agencies priorities for training your Detention staff.
City of Carrollton Police DepartmentCategory
Work Status Full Time
Detention Officer – 1375
PLEASE NOTE: Candidate must be able to work any shift on any day, based on assignment.
SUMMARY: Responsible for providing care and custody of detainees to include booking, finger printing, videotaping, conducting intoxilizer tests, and testifying in court. Work is performed with limited supervision.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to perform general math calculations and cash transactions
- Ability to learn the Standard Operating Procedures of the City of Carrollton Jail facility
- Ability to perform multiple tasks under stressful conditions
- Ability to read legal documents, policies and procedures, operating manuals and computer returns
- Communicates effectively, clearly in English, both Verbally and in writing
- Ability to see, hear, smell, and touch, while performing daily tasks
- Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor when in confrontational situations
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- One year of experience e.g. administrative, customer service, security, jailer.
- Must obtain CPR, First Aid, Intoxilyzer Operator Certification, NCIC/TCIC Certifications and TCLEOSE Certification within one year.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must pass pre-employment drug test.
- Must pass criminal history check.
- Must pass motor vehicle records check.
Click on Job Opportunites
City of Carrollton Web site
Texas Police Chiefs Association-
“We would like to have numbers, examples or simply anecdotal stories of how municipal jails are affected by mentally ill people. This question has been asked by some legislators. Please forward any responses to Chief John Chancellor of the Shenandoah PD.”firstname.lastname@example.org
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.
Read the standards
Designate a PREA Coordinator (does not have to be full time)
Assemble a PREA team
Develop a PREA action plan based on Toolkit
Draft a zero-tolerance policy
Conduct training of all personnel
Conduct “mock” audit
I will be attending a meeting at a local PD regarding PREA and Municipal Jails.
I would like to thank Mesquite PD for organizing a meeting where 28 Representatives of local agencies have responded they will attend to confer on PREA.
Chuck Mutch – MJAT President
How does PREA effect Municipal Jails in TX?
The PREA lockup standards include sections on the following subjects. (The number of standards for each section are shown in parentheses):
• Prevention planning (8)
• Responsive planning (2)
• Training and education (3)
• Screening for risk of victimization and abusiveness ((2)
• Reporting (2)
• Official response following a detainee report (7)
• Investigations (2)
• Discipline (3)
• Medical and mental care (1)
• Data collection and review (4)
• Audits (1)
Compliance with all standards is mandatory. Compliance will be measured by audits conducted at agency expense by outside auditors trained by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ).
ref:Center for Innovative Public Policy
CIPP resource for lockups
Additional resources from CIPP
NICIC PREA resources
NICIC resource for lock up standards
PREA Lockup standards
Our training survey has had 5 respondents. We look forward to your opinion on the top 5 training topics for Municipal Detentions.
CLick on this link to complete the survey