Maverick County was officially notified by the Texas Commission of Jail Standards that the Tom Bowels Detention Center was found in compliance after an inspection during Tuesday and Wednesday of this past week.
Sheriff Scmerber stated that due to the hard work and dedication of his staff and administration the facility passed inspection during the first assessment.
During the inspection visit the TCJS inspector found no deficiencies deemed problematic to warrant a non-passing grade.
Sheriff Tom Schmerber states that all aspects of security and instruments for daily operations were reviewed and deemed fit to continue operating.
Schmerber noted that this is the first time in more than 15 years that a state inspection is passed on the first visit. On other occasion’s some issues found did not allow for the facility to be certified on the first visits. The issues were corrected as allowed by law and a re-inspection was then performed to certify the jail.
Texas Commission of Jail Standards inspections is performed on a yearly basis during the months of April or May.