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Correctional Institutions Division

Security Operations

The mission of the Security Operations Department is to provide technical assistance and operational support to CID administration and correctional facilities in the areas of staffing, video surveillance, video equipment/production, armory, research and technology, budget, security review and serious incident review, along with field and canine operations.

The Staffing Section is responsible for analyzing, developing, and maintaining staffing documents for all units and conducting unit specific staffing evaluations.

The Video Surveillance and Video Equipment/Production Section assists in maintaining and repairing existing surveillance systems, as well as providing technical evaluation for augmentation and improvements.

The Armory Section manages all use of force equipment for the TDCJ.

The Research and Technology Section is responsible for testing and evaluating security equipment and providing technical assistance.

The Budget Section monitors expenditures for budgeted programs, audits, and prepares financial documents, reports, and budget requests and reports.

The Security Review and Serious Incident Review (SIR) Section performs reviews that monitor unit adherence to policy, and provides agency leadership with trend analysis and information to enhance security operations system-wide.

The Field Operations Section provides monitoring, training, and technical support to the field force staff.

The Canine Coordinator provides training and technical advice to kennel staff and gathers and tracks data about the program. There are 47 units that host kennels or a combination of kennels throughout the agency. These kennels are represented in all regions of CID. There are 41 units that house pack canines, 23 units that house scent-specific canines, six units that house cadaver canines, and ten units that house cellphone/narcotic canines. Tracking canines are a key resource used by security staff during escapes and are also used to assist local law enforcement agencies. Each region has a kennel with canines capable of detecting controlled substances and cell phones. Global Positioning System (GPS) upgrades have been obtained to assist canine staff and administration in training and tracking canine performance.


Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Correctional Institutions Division
Daniel Dickerson
Security Operations
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
Phone: (936) 437-9033
Fax: (936) 437-5328

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Correctional Institutions Division
Operations Manager
Security Operations
916 14th Street
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 437-9035
Fax: (936) 437-9046