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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

BCSD receives 29th consecutive jail compliance certificate

BCSD receives 29th consecutive jail compliance certificate

Harker Heights Evening Star

Last week the Texas Commission of Jail Standards completed the annual inspection of the Bell County Jail. The Commission inspects every county jail in the State of Texas, to ensure that they meet the minimum jail standards. On Monday Sheriff Lange received The Certificate of Compliance from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. This is the 29th year in a row that Bell County has received a Certificate of Compliance. The Commission advised Sheriff Lange that only one other jail in the State of Texas had received 29 Certificate of Compliance in a row.
The letter states as follows:
“The Texas Commission on Jail Standards wishes to acknowledge the excellent work of the Bell County Sheriff’s Office with a Certificate of Compliance for the Bell County Jail. The most recent inspection of your facility on June 20-21, 2016 by Texas Commission on Jail Standards Inspectors Jacqueline Semmler and Fred St. Amant has demonstrated that your facility is in compliance wih Texas Minimum Jail Standards.
“The Certificate of Compliance demonstrates your outstanding leadership and the diligent work of your staff in complying wih minum jail standards. In addition, this achievement is a direct result of your office’s commitment to excellence and is an example of dedication and professionalism in maintaining a safe, secure, and sanitary facility.
“Providing the essential budgetary support for jail operations is also imperative to achieving compliance , so let me also congratulate the Bell County Commissioners’ Court for their vital support of jail operations.
“The citizens of Bell County should be proud of your combined efforts, as is the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.”
The letter is signed Brandon S. Wood, Executive Director.

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