Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer And Intersex (LGBTQI)

It is the policy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to treat all persons, whether in custody or not, in a respectful, courteous, and professional manner while maintaining safety and security. Discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly prohibited.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office continues to promote a positive relationship between HCSO staff and the LGBTQI community.

Complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or the establishment of a hostile work environment may be submitted to the LGBTQI Unit by contacting (713) 542-4156 or emailing LGBTQIConcerns@sheriff.hctx.net.

If you want to know more regarding LGBTQI related matters, please refer to the below available resources.


Human Rights Commission

Lambda Center Houston

Legacy Community Health

The Montrose Center

National Center for Transgender Equality

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Transgender Law Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI)

This policy provides guidelines for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to follow in order to meet federal statutes and regulations, American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) standards, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and other Texas standards, statutes, regulations, guidelines, directives, or requirements.

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Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgénero , Raro e Intersexuales (LGBTQI)

Esta orden provée guias a seguir para la Oficina de Alguacil del Condado de Harris (HCSO) para cumplir con los requisitos y regulaciones federales, las normas de la Asociación Americana de Agencias Correcionales (ACA), las normas de la Comisión del Cuidado Medico Correctional (NCCHC), el acto de Eliminación de la Violación Sexual Carcelario (PREA), y otras normas, leyes, reagulaciones, guías, directivos o requisitos.

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