Office of Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department was created by the Texas Legislature to investigate crimes committed by the departmental employees, and crimes and delinquent conduct committed at departmental facilities. This investigative authority extends to parole officers, and other facilities operating under contract with the department. The chief inspector is a commissioned peace officer, and is authorized to appoint additional peace officers to fulfill the statutory duties of the office. The chief inspector is appointed by, and reports directly to the board. The inspector generals have all of the power and duties afforded to peace officers under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Office of Inspector General Badge
Forrest Mitchell
Chief Inspector General
Austin, Texas
Forrest.Mitchell@tjjd.texas.gov
1-866-477-8354

RECRUITING

The Office of the Inspector General is currently seeking highly motivated peace officers and security personnel to work at the five secure facilities in Texas which are located in Brownwood, Edinburg, Gainesville, Giddings, and Mart. For our veterans with military police or special forces experience, please review our fact sheet regarding licensing information from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. The recruitment and hiring process includes an applicant interview, written and physical assessment, pre-employment checks, and a background investigation. Applicants must sign a waiver before conducting any physical assessment. See link: For a list of current postings and job descriptions please click on the link below to visit information from Human Resources. Search under Protective Services or Professional job types.

For our veterans with military police or special forces experience, please review our fact sheet regarding licensing information from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. For information about occupational licenses in the private security profession, please see the link the Department of Public Safety Private Security page. https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/psb/military.htm

The recruitment and hiring process includes an applicant interview, written and physical assessment, pre-employment checks, and a background investigation. Applicants must sign a waiver before conducting any physical assessment. See link: For a list of current postings and job descriptions please click on the link below to visit information from Human Resources. Search under Protective Services or Professional job types.


REPORTING

To report criminal allegations, mistreatment, neglect, exploitation,  fraud, waste, or abuse, racial profiling, or any type of employee misconduct, call or email the Incident Reporting Center at 1-866-477-8354 or TJJD.IRC@tjjd.texas.gov.

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SPECIAL PROSECUTION UNIT

The Special Prosecution Unit (SPU) Juvenile Division was established in Senate Bill 653 to assist District and County Attorney offices in the prosecution of criminal investigations conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) involving Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) interests.

CONTACTS

Jack K. Choate
Executive Director
Special Prosecution Unit
Huntsville, Texas 77320
jchoate@sputexas.org
(936) 291-2369

Jana A. Jones
SPU Juvenile Division Section Chief
Decatur, Texas
jjones@sputexas.org
(940) 626-3798