What Do Those Letters Mean?



We know we are missing a lot of abbreviations and acronyms.  We’re working hard to get answers but have been having some difficulties.  The judicial side is not being very cooperative at this point.  We will continue to ask for the information that the public needs.  Thank you for your patience.

AFIS – Automated Fingerprint Identification System

B.C.A.D.C. – Bexar County Adult Detention Center

CCBGDLNS – County Court Bond Guidelines (does not qualify for a PR-bond due to County Court Bond Guidelines)

CRTC – Court Residential Treatment Center

D.A.C.T. – Drug & Alcohol Facility

D.A.P.V.F. – Drug Alcohol Probation Violators Facility

DPS – Department of Public Safety

Dsmd – Dismissed

FBGDLNS – Felony Bond Guidelines. (does not qualify for a PR-bond due to Felony Bond Guidelines)

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

GPS – Global Positioning System

ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ILO – Interlock Order (ignition lock for a vehicle)

ISF – Intermediate Sanction Facility

MATCH – Mothers and their Children

MCRT – Municipal Court (I think)

MHMR – Mental Health and Mental Retardation

MIOF – Mentally Impaired Offender Facility

MTRP – Motion to Revoke Probation

NCIC – National Crime Information Center

NLETS – National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

NG – Non-Guidelines.  (PR Bonds is now allowing all misdemeanor charges to be considered for a PR bond.  The normal official guidelines have restrictions of what can be considered even for misdemeanors).

PATCH – Papas and their Children

PICU – Population Impact Control Unit

RC – Restitution Center

RWOB – Remanded without Bond

SAFPF – Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility

SATF – Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

SBIR – Surety Bond in Route

SBIH – Surety Bond in Hand

T.A.I.P. – Treatment Alternative to Incarceration Program

TCIC – Texas Crime Information Center

TDCJ – Texas Department of Criminal Justice

TLETS – Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

140 thoughts on “What Do Those Letters Mean?

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      Marc – We’re working on that. We gave them a list of acronyms that we would like them to tell us what they mean. PICU is on that list. No response yet. We got an answer! It stands for Population Impact Control Unit.

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      Garcia – Texas Department of Corrections Guidelines. It means the PR was refused based on something in those guidelines.

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      Marcus – We believe that means County Court bond but aren’t 100% sure. It is one of the terms we are trying to get an answer for from Pre-Trial. They are worse than what we had to go through the first time around for the commissary lists. (We do have updated commissary lists that we got with no problem this time around, thank you Sheriff Salazar). One of the main problems is that the judicial branch is not subject to open records requests so it’s hard to force them to do anything. Even something as simple as telling us what their abbreviations mean. We’ll keep working on it.

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      Nancy – The individual was denied a PR bond. The last letters are those of the person entering the information into the system.

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      Hailey – Awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Corrections.

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      Andreia – That is a charge that is added after the initial booking. Sometimes warrants come out on people who are in jail. When the jail books them on that charge it is called an add on charge since it was added on to what he already had.

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      Emily – We’re not sure where you found this designation. it’s too long for the space that is given on the mag’s list. If you could tell us where you found it we could try to contact that department to find out what it means.

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      Sandra – Thank you, you brought a new situation to our attention. There has been a change due to the overcrowding at the jail. Previous guidelines didn’t allow a person to be released on a P.R. bond under certain circumstances like being on probation. They are now using a Non-Guidelines designation that allows all misdemeanor charges to be eligible for a P.R. bond.

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      Ellie – They should have put a slash in front of the CF. Those are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Thomas – We have been told that the letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Thomas – To submit P.R. bond.

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      Mac – It means a person has been released.

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      Armando – That means they are being sent to the jail.

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      Esthela – We think the person who entered this information reversed the order. Normally they put their initials at the end. In this case we think the first two letters are the initials of the person who entered the information. The last letters, OTOFCO, we’re pretty sure stand for Out of County.

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      Angie – We believe that means District Court bond but haven’t been able to verify it. The initials after the slash are for the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Cece – Awaiting docket. It means the case has not been scheduled on the court docket to be heard yet.

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      Monica – If it’s anywhere around where it is giving court case information it will stand for closed. If it’s someplace else we would need to know where to find out the correct meaning.

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      Mayte – Released on PR bond. The last three letters are the initials of the person who put the information into the system.

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      Ryan – Victim Information & Notification Everyday. It lets victims know when an inmate has been released so they can get to a safe place if they need to.

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      Joe – It means the individual was not approved for a PR bond.

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  1. Sara

    My fiancee was arrested 7/7/2017 and was taken to county and was in there for an mtr for his 2nd felony for arrson and he was pulled on 8/9/2017 and sent to isf and has been there since then is there anybody I can call and ask to find out how long he will be there or find out when his release date will be?

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      Sara – Contact the court that his case was heard in. The court clerk should be able to tell you what the terms of the sentence were.

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      Selly – Texas Department of Corrections guidelines.

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