The Municipal Jail Association of Texas

In 2002 the Garland, Richardson, Plano and Irving police departments unified to provide training for their respective Detention staff. The vision was to provide core competency training to Municipal Detention Officers who fell outside state mandated training for TCOLE licensing required of county jailers.

The cornerstones of MJAT have been fellowship, training and professional development of the Detention Officer profession. For those of us who work in the local jails it is more than a job it is a calling. We reduce city liability by being first responders as well as being the professional who has a direct impact on the people that pass through our respective facilities. The people we interact with may have never been to jail before or on their way to the penitentiary. The Detention Officer can offer “guidance” and assurance their safety and rights will be protected.

MJAT is not currently offering any training.

Topics that will be of interest to you or your agency:
Courtroom testimony and demeanor
Defensive tactics
Drug and gang recognition
Inmate search and contraband control
Inmate rights and privledges
Mental health recognition
Report writing
Suicide prevention and detection

MJAT would like to thank the following agencies for their rescent commitments:
Corpus Christi City Detention Center.
Dallas Marshal’s office.
Denton police department.
DeSoto police department.
Grand Prairie police department.
The Colony police department.

We look forward to adding your agency to the list.

If you have tried to get in contact with MJAT or have applied for membership and not heard back contact me by e-mail.
Charles “Chuck” Mutch [Carrollton Detention Center Supervisor]

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