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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 monitoring, armory, research and technology, budget, field operations, and canine operations.

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

The Video Surveillance Monitoring Section assists in evaluating compliance with established standards and monitoring the health of the video surveillance equipment.

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 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 a total of 77 kennel programs state wide. These kennel programs are represented in all regions of CID. There are 23 pack dog programs, 28 scent dog programs, 3 cadaver dog programs, 23 unit based narcotic/contraband dog programs, and 6 additional regional office based narcotic programs. 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 narcotics and other contraband to include cell phones.


Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Correctional Institutions Division
Paul Wilder
Assistant Director
Security Operations
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
Phone: (936) 437-9033
Fax: (936) 437-2033

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