Overview

Seal of the Office of the Inspector GeneralThe 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.

 

 

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 visit the Department of Public Safety Private Security » . 

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.

Special Prosecution Unit


The Texas Legislature established the Special Prosecution Unit (SPU) Juvenile Division in Senate Bill 653. The SPU assists District and County Attorney offices in prosecuting criminal investigations conducted by the TJJD Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Executive Director

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

SPU Juvenile Division Section Chief

Jana A. Jones
Decatur, Texas
jjones@sputexas.org
(940) 626-3798

Calendar

Office of the Inspector General
2020 Training Calendar

 Course

Date

Time

Location

Hours

Audience

OIG Mandates February 28 8 am - 5 pm TJJD Central Office 8 OIG Personnel Only
OIG Mandates March 27 8 am - 5 pm TJJD Central Office 8 OIG Personnel Only
OIG Mandates April 24 8 am - 5 pm TJJD Central Office 8 OIG Personnel Only
Legislative Updates May 27 8 am - 12pm TJJD Central Office 4 Open to Public
OIG Mandates May 29 8 am - 5 pm TJJD Central Office 8 OIG Personnel Only
OIG Mandates June 26 8 am - 5 pm TJJD Central Office 8 OIG Personnel Only
OIG Mandates July 31 8 am - 5 pm TJJD Central Office 8 OIG Personnel Only

 

Office Inspector General Mandates

Office Inspector General Mandates (OIG Personnel Only)

TCOLE HOURS:  8

Details:

  • 20 Seats
  • Prerequisite: Peace Officer/employees in good standing.
  • Supervisor approval required.
  • No cost for this course. 

Information Technology Security:  IT policies, Best practices to secure IT assets, and CJIS/28 CFR Part 23.

Prison Rape Elimination Act:  The course is intended to provide an overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) as well as describe how 

PREA compliance minimizes sexual abuse in Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) facilities. The appropriate application of PREA protections to sexual abuse situations is also addressed. 

Ethics:  The course is intended to provide the participant with state statutes and OIG Standard Operating Procedures/General Orders related to ethics. 

Discrimination:  The course is intended to provide the participant with a better understanding of discrimination in the workplace, recognition of discrimination, and effective ways of reporting discrimination. 

Security Officer Training Phase I

Security Officer Training Phase I (OIG Personnel Only)

TCOLE Hours:  16

Details:

  • 10 Seats
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Level II training
  • Supervisor approval required
  • No cost for this course. 

Phase One:  Units 1 – 6; Instructed by facility lieutenant or any other certified DPS approved instructor. 

This introductory phase provides instruction on Laws, Field Notes and Report Writing, Crime Scene, Patrol Services, Use of Force, and Conflict Resolution/Critical thinking.  This portion is mainly classroom; however, some practical or role-playing will be needed.  Along with the DPS required training, the instructor will place emphasis on civilian contact, x-ray machine procedures, proper searching utilizing metal detectors, and proper perimeter patrols.  This portion is slated for 16 hours.

A lesson plan and visual presentation has been identified as the curriculum for the training.  The instructor will prepare to present the training by studying the provided materials.  Instructors are expected to be well versed on the material to provide effective delivery to the participants.  An exam and key have also been provided for instructor preparation.  A modified exam must be provided to the participant before proceeding to Phase Two.  A comprehensive test will be provided at the end of Phase Three.  Any errors or discrepancies in the material should be reported to Training Coordinator for modification of curriculum.  All training and exam materials must be delivered to Training Coordinator after successful completion of training. 

Security Officer Training Phase II

Security Officer Training Phase II (OIG Personnel Only)

TCOLE Hours: 16

Details:

  • 10 Seats
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Level II training
  • Supervisor approval required
  • No cost for this course.

Phase Two: Units 7 – 8; Instructed by Training Group instructor or any other certified DPS approved instructor.

This phase is designed to provide the Security Officer III with the skills needed to address Defensive Tactics, Ground Defense/Escapes, and Handcuffing. This portion of the training contains some classroom but will focus on the demonstration and practical application of the subject at hand. This instruction would prepare the Security Officer III when encountering unruly persons, escapees, and non-lethal situations. This course is slated for 16 hours.

A lesson plan and visual presentation has been identified as the curriculum for the training. The instructor will prepare to present the training by studying the provided materials. Instructors are expected to be well versed on the material to provide effective delivery to the participants.

An exam and exam key have also been provided for instructor preparation. A modified exam must be provided to the participant before proceeding to Phase Two. A comprehensive test will be provided at the end of Phase Three. Any errors or discrepancies in the material should be reported to Training Coordinator for modification of curriculum. All training and exam materials must be delivered to Training Coordinator after successful completion of training.

Security Officer Training Phase III

Security Officer Training Phase III (OIG Personnel Only)

TCOLE Hours:  24

Details:

  • 10 Seats
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Level II training
  • Supervisor approval required.
  • No cost for this course. 

Phase Three:  Units 9 – 10 and First Aid; Instructed by Training Group instructor or any other certified DPS approved instructor.

The final phase is designed to provide the Security Officer will the skills properly and effective utilize intermediate weapons and firearms.  The intermediate weapons are baton and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC pepper spray).  The firearms portion will provide the participant with the familiarization of all OIG weapon systems (handgun, shotgun, and rifle).  The student will need to demonstrate proficiency with a handgun and shotgun for successful completion of the third phase.  An exam and key have also been provided for instructor preparation.  A modified exam must be provided to the participant before proceeding to Phase Two.  A comprehensive test will be provided at the end of Phase Three.  Any errors or discrepancies in the material should be reported to Training Coordinator for modification of curriculum.  All training and exam materials must be delivered to Training Coordinator after successful completion of training. 

Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates (Open to Public)

TCOLE Hours:  4

Details:

  • 24 Seats
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Supervisor approval required
  • No cost for this course

This course examines the multiple bills passed by the 86th legislative session and their impact on Texas law enforcement. There were administrative changes, changes in existing statutes, and new laws. Texas’ law enforcement professionals will better serve their communities by increasing their awareness of changes and additions to state statutes as they pursue equality in justice and ensure public safety.