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KP-0032
Ken Paxton

Simultaneously service - an independent school district police chief may simultaneously serve as a constable in the precinct in which the school district is located.|Constables - an independent school district police chief may simultaneously serve as a constable in the precinct in which the school district is located.

KP-0145
Ken Paxton

Code of Criminal Procedure article 18.01(b), a search warrant affidavit becomes public information when sworn to and filed with the court pursuant to

KP-0168
Ken Paxton

Section 483.102 of the Health and Safety Code - a prescriber may directly or by standing order prescribe an opioid antagonist to law enforcement agencies in a position to assist persons experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose

KP-0185
Ken Paxton

Body-worn-camera recordings, peace officer's right to access|Law enforcement agency's body-worn-camera policy requirements|Any|Entitling|Body worn camera

KP-0186
Ken Paxton

Body worn camera--authorization or requirement of municipal law enforcement agency to release audio or video recordings of|Exceptions to disclosure by law enforcement agency concerning body-worn-camera recordings|Body worn camera

KP-0189
Ken Paxton

Weight enforcement officer, Constable, Sheriff's Deputies|Constable, Sheriff's Deputies, Weight enforcement officer|Weight Enforcement officer|Dual commission, constable and sheriff

KP-0201
Ken Paxton

Bailiff - authority of a justice court to employ|Peace Officer - authority of constable to sponsor the peace officer license of a justice court bailiff

KP-0206
Ken Paxton

Contempt action in connection with Health and Safety Code section 573.012 could likely be brought by court with jurisdiction over mental health proceedings|Designation of peace officer or law enforcement agency to execute emergency detention warrant pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 573.012|Peace officer executing emergency detention warrant pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 573.012 has duty to transport person to appropriate facility|Peace officer refusing to transport person to appropriate facility pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 573.012 is liable for contempt|Magistrate may direct detention warrant issued pursuant to Health and Safety code section 573.012 to any on-duty peace officer listed in Code of Criminal Procedure article 2.12 regardless of location of subject within county|The term "peace officer" does not distinguish between county and municipal peace officers for purposes of executing emergency detention warrants pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 573.012

GA-0027
Greg Abbott

Member of police department means employee of the department who has a peace officer's license|Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, phrase refers to Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education|Member of fire department|Member of police department|Hours of labor and vacation of members of fire and police department in certain municipalities applies only to a "member of the fire department" or to a "member of the police department"|Fire protection personnel, "member of the fire department" means an employee who is defined as

GA-0106
Greg Abbott

Sexual abuse of child includes conduct constituting indecency with a child, sexual assault, and aggravated sexual assault|HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy regulations allow health care providers to disclose confidential health information about a victim of abuse|Sexual abuse, person with cause to believe child has been victim of must make report|Cause to believe|Child sexual abuse reports, investigation of|Off-duty status does not limit law enforcement authority in presence of criminal activity

GA-0109
Greg Abbott

Death "in the custody of a peace officer" occurs for purposes of Code of Criminal Procedure provision requiring investigation and report when decedent is either under arrest or under physical control or restraint by peace officer|In custody

GA-0140
Greg Abbott

Tax warrant, division of duties with tax assessor-collector in executing and seizing and selling property under|Tax warrant, division of duties between peace officer and tax assessor-collector in executing and seizing and selling property under|Tax warrant, division of duties with peace officer in executing and seizing and selling property under

GA-0146
Greg Abbott

Derived judicial immunity applies to officials exercising the functional equivalent of judicial discretion; generally, a bailiff and chief of courthouse security screening individuals at the courthouse would not be exercising the functional equivalent of

GA-0150
Greg Abbott

Montgomery County Town Improvement District lacks authority to contract with city to provide general law enforcement services outside the city's jurisdiction|Improvement district that lacks law enforcement authority may not contract with a city for peace officers to provide general law enforcement services in the district on the district's behalf

GA-0174
Greg Abbott

Military leave-time account, municipal fire fighters and police officers are entitled to donate any amount of leave to their department's military leave-time account that they would be entitled to for themselves|Delete time from military leave-time account, a municipality may not|Insurance and benefits coverage, municipality must maintain when a municipal fire fighter or police officer is called for military duty, but only on the terms in effect when the employee received the call which may include the employees' obligations to pa|Military leave-time account, municipal fire fighters are entitled to donate any amount of leave to their department's military leave-time account that they would be entitled to use for themselves|Delete time from the military leave-time account, a municipality may not|Insurance and benefits coverage, when a municipal fire fighter is called for military duty a municipality must maintain, but only on the terms in effect when the employee received the call which may include the employees' obligations to pay their portion |Military leave-time account, municipal fire fighters and police officers are entitled to donate any amount of leave to their department's military leave-time account that they would be entitled to use for themselves|Insurance and benefits coverage, municipality must maintain when a police officer is called for military duty, but only on the terms in effect when the employee received the call which may include the employees' obligations to pay their portion of any pre|Military leave-time account, municipal police officers are entitled to donate any amount of leave to their department's military leave-time account that they would be entitled to use for themselves

GA-0189
Greg Abbott

Law enforcement agreement, counties may not by agreement authorize one county to extend its law enforcement jurisdiction into the other county. Counties may agree for the deputy sheriffs of one county to perform law enforcement services in another county|Constable is authorized to perform law enforcement services on property that extends into another precinct of the county|Interlocal agreement, counties may not by agreement authorize one county to extend its law enforcement jurisdiction into the other county. Counties may agree for the deputy sheriffs of one county to perform law enforcement services in another county, but|County may not by agreement authorize one county to extend its law enforcement jurisdiction into the other county. Counties may agree for the deputy sheriff's of one county to perform law enforcement services in another county, but only as officers of the|A constable may perform law enforcement services on property that extends into another precinct of the county

GA-0196
Greg Abbott

Electronically readable driver's license information, private security guard may run a driver's license through a device that electronically reads driver's license information to enable Port of Houston Authority police officers to access and use the infor|Electronically readable driver's license information, a private security guard may run a driver's license through a device that electronically reads driver's license information to enable Port of Houston Authority police officers to access and use the inf

GA-0214
Greg Abbott

Responsibility to two employers does not violate common-law doctrine|Practical difficulties of holding two positions, not addressed by common-law doctrine|Commissions from more than one law enforcement agency, whether a licensed peace officer may simultaneously hold|Commissioned Peace Officer

GA-0238
Greg Abbott

Collective bargaining, deputy sheriffs are entitled to organize and collectively bargain under Local Government Code chapter 174, The Fire and Police Employee Relations Act

GA-0251
Greg Abbott

Disciplinary action, school district police department cannot take disciplinary action on a complaint against a police officer without giving the officer a copy of the complaint signed by the complainant|School district police department police officer, section 37.081(f) of the Education Code, concerning school district peace officers, does not conflict with chapter 614, subchapter B of the Government Code, concerning complaints against certain law enforc|School district police department peace officer, section 37.081(f) of the Education Code, concerning school district peace officers, does not conflict with chapter 614, subchapter B of the Government Code, concerning complaints against certain law enforce

GA-0256
Greg Abbott

Practice of supplementing income as commissioned peace officer by working off-duty as private security officer is not a violation of section 36.07 of Penal Code, which prohibits acceptance of honoraria by public servants|Commissioned peace officers who are employees of the state or of a political subdivision of the state who are also employed off-duty as private security officers do not violate acceptance of honoraria prohibition in section 36.07 of Penal Code|Commissioned peace officers employed by the state of political subdivisions of the state who are also employed off-duty as private security officers do not violate acceptance of honoraria prohibition in section 36.07 of Penal Code|License and registration requirements of chapter 1702 do not apply to commissioned peace officers who receive compensation for off-duty employment as security officers|Commissioned peace officer employed by the state or by a political subdivision of the state|Benefit|Honorarium|Peace Officer|Public servant

GA-0306
Greg Abbott

Felony indictment, deputy constable's appointment not is revoked by operation of sections 85.003 and 86.011 of the Local Government Code on the deputy's indictment

GA-0325
Greg Abbott

Military leave of absence, authority of civil service commission, when a police officer or fire fighter returns from a military leave of absence, to demote officers who had advanced in rank because of the military leave of absence

GA-0349
Greg Abbott

Investigations, constable's jurisdiction to investigate a criminal offense in the county outside of the constable's precinct|Investigations, constable's jurisdiction to investigate a criminal offense in the county outisde of the constable's precinct

GA-0365
Greg Abbott

Oath of office, whether DPS commissioned officer is public officer required to take|Largely independent of the control of others, DPS commissioned officer subject to being discharged by Director of Public Safety or Public Safety Commission does no operate|Oath of office, whether DPS commissioned peace officer is public officer required to take|Public office, Aldine standard established by Texas Supreme Court is standard in Texas to determine, under article XVI, section 1, Texas Constitution, whether an individual holds|Largely independent of the control of others, DPS commissioned officer subject to being discharged by Director of Public Safety does no operate

GA-0393
Greg Abbott

Chief of police of Type A general-law municipality, who serves at pleasure of board of aldermen, is not prohibited from simultaneously serving as member of board of trustees of school district whose geographical boundaries overlap with those of city|School trustee, chief of police of Type A municipality not prohibited from simultaneously serving as, where geographical boundaries overlap|School trustee, where geographical boundaries overlap chief of police of Type A municipality is not prohibited from simultaneously serving as

GA-0435
Greg Abbott

Reserve peace officer employed by a municipal police department may not wear his official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security officer licensed by the Texas Private Security Board|Reserve peace officer employed by a sheriff, a constable, a navigation district, or a municipal police department may not wear his official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security officer licensed by the Texas Private Security Board|Reserve peace officer employed by a sheriff or constable may not wear his official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security officer licensed by the Texas Private Security Board|Reserve peace officer employed by a navigation district may not wear his official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security officer licensed by the Texas Private Security Board|Reserve peace officer employed by a sheriff, a constable, a navigation district, or a municipal police department may not wear his official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security officer licensed by the Board

GA-0457
Greg Abbott

Pending litigation, the attorney general's long-standing policy is to refrain from issuing an opinion on a question that is implicated in|Municipal police officer may set bail for an individual arrested on a misdemeanor charge; and may set bail for a defendant arrested on a felony charge unless the case is pending before a court|Bail, a municipal police officer may set for an individual arrested on a misdemeanor charge; may set for a defendant arrested on a felony unless the case is pending before a court|Bail, a municipal police officer may set for an individual arrested on a misdemeanor charge and may set for a defendant in a felony case unless the case is pending before a court

GA-0463
Greg Abbott

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, state's training and qualifying firearm standards|Concealed firearms, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, state's training and qualifying firearm standards|Qualified retired law enforcement officer, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 permits such officer to carry concealed firearms if the officer has met the state's standards for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers

GA-0465
Greg Abbott

Dual-employment as a deputy sheriff and a county jailer, whether it constitutes "full-time employment as a peace officer" to make a jailer exempt from the provisions of the Private Security Act under section 1702.322 of the Texas Occupations Code is a factual determination|Full time employment as a peace officer, it is a question of fact under section 1702.322 of Texas Occupations Code whether a person employed as a county jailer and a deputy sheriff has|Full time employment as a peace officer, it is a question of fact under section 1702.322 of the Occupations Code whether a person employed as a county jailer and a deputy sheriff has

GA-0532
Greg Abbott

Open-enrollment charter schools are not authorized in that capacity to operate a commissioned police force\r\n

GA-0536
Greg Abbott

City Administrator of City of League City, Assistant Chief of Police on paid leave of absence is barred from serving as\r\n|City Administrator of City of League City, Assistant Chief of Police on paid leave of absence from position is barred from serving as\r\n|Assistant Chief of Police in City of League City does not hold civil service position\r\n

GA-0564
Greg Abbott

Concealed handgun, 18 U.S.C. § 926C, which authorizes a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry, does not preempt Texas Occupations Code section 1701.357, which provides a means by which some retired peace officer may obtain the proficiency certification required under federal law|Concealed handgun, 18 U.S.C. § 926C authorizes a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry if the officer has obtained the state proficiency certification provided by state law|Retired law enforcement officers who qualify under 18 U.S.C. § 926C may carry a concealed handgun if the officers have been certified as proficient under state law|Retired officers may carry a handgun under 18 U.S.C. § 926C if the officers have obtained weapons-proficiency certification under state law

GA-0572
Greg Abbott

State expenditure database, as private information a public employee's net salary information may not be included in|County-of-residence information, public employees' not required to be included in state expenditure database|Database of state expenditures may not include information identified by a state agency as excepted from required disclosure or as confidential|Database of state expenditures, Comptroller must establish and publish|State action, assuming that a private entity that is credentialed by the state to provide continuing education for peace officers and with which the state contracts to provide such training is engaging in|Union membership, classification on the basis of is subject to review under the rational-basis standard|Continuing education required by law, asuming that a private entity that is credentialed by and has contracted with the state to provide is engaging in state action; but such an entity's policy of reducing tuition for members of the entity rationally relates to a legitimate state purpose

GA-0588
Greg Abbott

Money seized as contraband, authority of law enforcement agency to maintain custody of money seized as contraband or to deposit seized money in an account pending final judgment

GA-0612
Greg Abbott

Required appearance as witness before civil service commission, police officers and fire fighters are not entitled to payment from municipality for |Required appearance as witness before civil service commission, fire fighters are not entitled to payment from municipality for |Required appearance as witness before civil service commission, police officers are not entitled to payment from municipality for

GA-0619
Greg Abbott

Identification cards, section 614.122 of the Government Code does not require county attorney to issue to uncompensated investigators|Identification cards, section 614.122 of Government Code does not require issuance to uncompensated persons

GA-0625
Greg Abbott

Payroll deduction under the Fire and Police Employee Relations Act, general-law city with population below 10,000 has implicit authority to provide

GA-0670
Greg Abbott

Unconstitutional local or special law, test is whether there is a reasonable basis for the classification and whether the law operates equally on all within the class|Constitutionality of sections 143.088 and 143.1041, Local Government Code

GA-0690
Greg Abbott

Authority granted to peace officers from adjoining states under article 2.124 of the Code of Criminal Procedure includes the authority to use deadly force and is limited to the municipal limits

GA-0709
Greg Abbott

County attorney is not authorized to appoint reserve peace officers|Reserve peace officers, county attorney is not authorized to appoint

GA-0741
Greg Abbott

Prohibition against certifying a person 45 years or older for a beginning position in a police department, no case or statute indicates that it applies to a police officer who voluntarily resigns and then is reappointed to a department\r\n|Fire Fighter and Police Officer Civil Service Act prohibition against certifying a person 45 years or older for a beginning position in a police department, no case or statute indicates that it applies to a police officer who voluntarily resigns and then is reappointed to a department

GA-0753
Greg Abbott

Mental health facility, a peace officer who has taken a person into custody under chapter 573, Texas Health and Safety Code is not required to transport that individual to a medical facility for evaluation prior to taking that person to a|Person taken into custody under chapter 573, Texas Health and Safety Code, peace officer is not required to transport individual to a medical facility for evaluation prior to taking that person to a mental health facility

GA-0818
Greg Abbott

Whether a civilian advisory committee may review information maintained in a police department personnel file under Texas Local Government Code section 143.089(g) will depend on specific facts

GA-0822
Greg Abbott

Benefits under chapter 615 of the Government Code, we will not speculate on the meaning a court would give to the phrase \\"continued health insurance benefits\\" given the latent ambiguity in section 615.073 and the circumstances by which a surviving spouse becomes eligible for

GA-0846
Greg Abbott

Handheld laser speed enforcement device equipped with a video camera and GPS technology, under section 542.2035 of the Transportation Code a municipality is prohibited from using a

GA-0859
Greg Abbott

Final say on where to land a helicopter at a traffic accident scene, a helicopter pilot rather than a sheriff’s office or fire department would always have the

GA-0877
Greg Abbott

Mentally ill individual transported to hospital, chapter 573 of the Health and Safety Code does not place a duty on one law enforcement agency over another to oversee|Sheriff’s office must transport a person subject to court-ordered mental health services under chapter 574 of the Health and Safety Code within a reasonable amount of time and without delay

GA-0879
Greg Abbott

Local law enforcement must furnish information about alleged child abuse or neglect by a person responsible for the child’s care, custody, or welfare to the Department of Family and Protective Services|Information about alleged child abuse or neglect by a person responsible for the child’s care, custody, or welfare, local law enforcement agency must furnish to Department of Family and Protective Services

GA-0893
Greg Abbott

Reserve police force, a city that has adopted chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code may create and maintain a

GA-0938
Greg Abbott

Constable may not provide law enforcement services for a fee to private property owners association outside constable\\'s precinct under section 351.061 Local Government Code

GA-0976
Greg Abbott

Sex offender who resides within limits of city should register with chief of police, while one who resides outside city should register with county sheriff|Failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements is a matter squarely within a prosecutor’s discretion

GA-1029
Greg Abbott

Municipal police department positions subject to Local Government Code chapter 143 must generally be filled by competitive examination process; section 143.014 provides exception to general rule and allows police department head to appoint if specific criteria is met.|Local Government Code chapter 143 defines \\"department head\\" as \\"the chief or head of a fire or police department or that person\\'s equivalent, regardless of the name or title used.\\"|Number of persons department head may appoint under 143.014(c) Local Government Code may not exceed number of positions, plus one, in classification \\"immediately below that of department head\\" on January 1, 1983, irrespective of the particular title used|Municipal police department positions subject to Local Government Code chapter 143 are generally filled by competitive examination process; section 143.014 exception allows appointment by police department head if specific criteria is met|Department head

GA-1030
Greg Abbott

Government Code chapter 27 and Occupations Code chapter 1702, neither prohibits a justice of the peace from serving as a court-appointed investigator to represent an indigent defendant in a felony case|A court-appointed investigator does not hold a \\"civil office\\" under Texas Constitution article 16, section 40 and is not an \\"officer\\" as that term is defined for purposes of the common-law incompatibility doctrine

GA-1056
Greg Abbott

Warning citation under section 720.002 Transportation Code|Warning citation under section 720.002, Transportation Code|Citation

GA-1086
Greg Abbott

Government Code subsection 552.1175(b) neither requires nor prohibits a governmental body from photocopying the evidence that verifies a person\\'s employment status as a current or former law enforcement individual under Government Code subsection 552.1175(a).|No source of law prohibits a governmental body that chooses to photocopy the evidence of an individual\\'s law enforcement status submitted pursuant to Government Code section 552.1175 from retaining the copies.|No source of law prohibits a governmental body that chooses to photocopy the evidence of an individual\\'s law enforcement status submitted pursuant to Government Code section 552.1175 from retaining the copies

GA-1094
Greg Abbott

Disposition of surplus property purchased with proceeds from the county\\'s commissary account|Use of commissary funds under Local Government Code section 351.0415|Commissary accounts are subject to annual examination by the county auditor|Commissary accounts are subject to oversight by county commissioners court|Commissary accounts are subject to oversight by the county commissioners court through annual examinations of the accounts by the county auditor

DM-0072
Dan Morales

Forfeiture funds, law enforcement agency is generally authorized to determine the law-enforcement purposes for which funds are expended|Forfeiture funds, city council has only limited authority to determine how to expend

DM-0077
Dan Morales

Jurisdiction, sheriff has no general authority to conduct criminal investigations outside county and authority to make warrantless arrests outside county is circumscribed by statute|Sheriff has no general authority to conduct criminal investigations outside county and authority to make warrantless arrests outside county is circumscribed by statute

DM-0105
Dan Morales

United States citizenship may not be made requirement for applicant for peace officer, reserve, or jailer license by Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education|United States citizenship may not be made requirement for applicant for peace officer, reserve, or jailer license

DM-0212
Dan Morales

Police officer, sheriff's deputy and school security officer not necessarily civil officers of emolument (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-93-059)|Security officer of school district, whether city police officer or sheriff's deputy may serve as (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-93-059)|Civil office of emolument, security officer of school district, city police officer and sheriff's deputy do not hold as a matter of law (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-93-059)

DM-0247
Dan Morales

Forfeiture funds in multicounty judicial district, management, control and use of, audit authority over|Forfeiture funds, district or criminal district attorney may not keep exclusive records, auditor must keep records|Forfeiture funds must be deposited with county treasurer, attorney representing the state or local law enforcement agency may be sole signatory on any expenditure from special funds\r\n\r\n|Forfeiture funds must be deposited with county treasurer, attorney representing the state or local law enforcement agency may be sole signatory on any expenditure from special funds|Contraband seized by a peace officer, county or municipality responsible for costs of safeguarding property

DM-0248
Dan Morales

Resignation from civil service position in police department may not be withdrawn after acceptance by commission

DM-0270
Dan Morales

Vacation days, eligibility of police officers in city of greater than 30,000 population to|Vacation days, eligibility of fire fighters in city of greater than 30,000 population to|Vacation days, eligibility of fire fighters and police officers in city of greater than 30,000 population to

DM-0287
Dan Morales

Licensure exemption for peace officer directly employed by recipient of security services|Private investigator, peace officer directly employed by recipient of security services exempt from licensure as|Private investigator, exemption from licensure as for peace officer directly employed by recipient of security services

DM-0315
Dan Morales

Fingerprinting services, authority of local law-enforcement officials to charge for performing

DM-0318
Dan Morales

Peace officers not authorized by articles 2.12 and 2.13 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to enforce city ordinances|City ordinances, peace officers not authorized by articles 2.12 and 2.13 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to enforce

DM-0322
Dan Morales

Licensure as peace officer, constable who failed to obtain in accordance with statute may run for reelection or be appointed to same office|Licensure as peace officer, elected or appointed officer who failed to obtain in accordance with statute may run for reelection or be appointed to same office|Constables, legislative authority to enact qualifications|Constable who did not obtain peace officer's license during previous term of office may retain appointment|Constable who failed to obtain peace officer's license during previous term of office, commissioners court's authority to appoint

DM-0323
Dan Morales

Licenses of constitutional law enforcement officers, authority of Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to revoke|Constitutional law enforcement officer licenses, authority of Commission to revoke

DM-0327
Dan Morales

Racetrack premises, authority of private security guards and off duty peace officers to carry firearms on|Private security guards and off-duty peace officers, authority to carry firearms on racetrack premises|Off-duty peace officers, authority to carry firearms on racetrack premises

DM-0333
Dan Morales

Sheriff, authority to assign reserve deputies to separate governmental or private entity as security personnel|Reserve deputies, authority of sheriff to assign to separate governmental or private entity as security personnel

DM-0381
Dan Morales

Public officers within article XVI, section 1 of Texas Constitution, whether police officers are|Oath of office, whether city police officers must take; validity of arrests by police officer who did not file written statement required by Texas Constitution|Police officers, whether constitutional oath of office must be taken by; validity of arrests by city police officer who did not file written statement required by Texas Constitution|Arrests made by de facto peace officers, validity of

DM-0385
Dan Morales

Classification of person as civil service "employee" (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-97-016)|Deputy constable classified as "employee" pursuant to civil service statute (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-97-016)|Civil service, classification of deputy constable as "employee" pursuant to civil service statute (Affirmed by Tex. Att'y Gen. LO-97-016)

DM-0447
Dan Morales

Rules adopted by fire and police civil service commission, authority of city to approve, reject, or review

JC-0005
John Cornyn

Police department in exercise of own discretion may use forfeiture funds distributed to it pursuant to article 59.06 of Code of Criminal Procedure to purchase vehicles for law enforcement purposes|City council does not have authority to require police department to purchase vehicles with forfeiture funds distributed to department pursuant to article 59.06 of Code of Criminal Procedure \r\n\r\n|City council does not have authority to require police department to purchase vehicles with forfeiture funds distributed to department pursuant to article 59.06 of Code of Criminal Procedure

JC-0010
John Cornyn

Pardons and Paroles Division, conditions of parole constitute contract between parolee and Pardons and Paroles Division|Sex offender registration, parole contract between parolee and Division of Pardons and Paroles does not obligate local law enforcement authority to register parolee|Conditions of parole constitute contract between parolee and Pardons and Paroles Division\r\n\r\n

JC-0041
John Cornyn

Peace officer may not simultaneously serve as juvenile probation officer|Juvenile probation officer, peace officer may not simultaneously serve as

JC-0112
John Cornyn

Civil standby, in which peace officers assist victim of domestic violence in returning to home to collect personal effects, officers immunized from civil or criminal liability in connection with|Civil standby

JC-0129
John Cornyn

Sex offender, local law enforcement authority's duty and discretion to register

JC-0144
John Cornyn

Full pay of city police officer injured in line of duty not subject to reduction on grounds that part thereof might be construed as non-taxable workers compensation

JC-0177
John Cornyn

Arrest, search and seizure jurisdiction to enforce Texas law, amendment to Code of Criminal Procedure gives to law enforcement officers of National Park Service within boundaries of any and all units of National Park System in Texas

JC-0190
John Cornyn

Continuing education for local law enforcement officers, funds allocated for may not be diverted to the general fund of a county or municipality|Funds allocated for continuing education of local law enforcement officers may not be diverted to the general fund of a county or municipality

JC-0193
John Cornyn

Nepotism laws, chief of police may not finally approve interdepartmental transfers of son or nephew involving no change in salary if approval permits chief to exercise discretion|Change in status, interdepartmental transfer involving no change in salary constitutes "change in status" so that a public officer may not approve the transfer of an employee related to the officer within a prohibited degree|Change in status

JC-0208
John Cornyn

Conversation of person seated in police car, police officer who secretly records or broadcasts does not commit an offense

JC-0229
John Cornyn

Seventeen year old reported as missing, law enforcement officer must take possession of and return to person entitled to possession even if child has not committed a crime or does not wish to be detained

JC-0257
John Cornyn

Written reprimand may not be retained in civil-service director's file that is open to the public unless the misconduct at issue in the written reprimand results in disciplinary action|Written reprimand, as a matter of state law a civil-service commission is not subject to chapters G, H, I, or J of chapter 143 of the Local Government Code and has no jurisdiction to consider appeal of|Written reprimand, as a matter of state law civil-service commission is not subject to chapters G, H, I, or J of chapter 143 of the Local Government Code and has no jurisdiction to consider appeal of|Written reprimand, civil-service director may not retain written reprimand in employee's personnel file that is open to the public unless the misconduct at issue in the reprimand results in disciplinary action|Disciplinary action

JC-0258
John Cornyn

Motorcyclist without helmet, peace officer may stop if motorcyclist is not displaying sticker issued pursuant to section 661.003(d) of Transportation Code

JC-0283
John Cornyn

Police officer's or fire fighter's confidential file may be released to city manager and city attorney with consent of chief executive and governing body of municipality|Police officer's and fire fighter's confidential file may be released to city manager and city attorney with consent of chief executive and governing body of municipality|Police officer's or fire fighter's confidential personnel file may be released to city manager and city attorney with consent of chief executive and governing body of municipality

JC-0289
John Cornyn

Civil standby statute does not confer immunity on peace officers who escort perpetrators of domestic violence to family home in compliance with directive in protective order issued by judge|Domestic violence protective orders, statutes establishing neither explicitly authorize nor directly forbid judge to include term in order directing police to escort perpetrator of domestic violence to family home for purpose of collecting personal proper

JC-0310
John Cornyn

Retirement benefit under section 143.073(b) of the Local Government Code for fire fighters and police officers injured or becoming ill in the line of duty is available only if pension fund is exclusively for fire fighters or police officers rather than al|Benefit under section 143.073(b) of the Local Government Code for fire fighters and police officers injured or becoming ill in the line of duty is available only if pension fund is exclusively for fire fighters or police officers, not if fund covers all c

JC-0336
John Cornyn

Promote to rank of lieutenant, police chief may not finally select nephew from list of three qualified senior officers|Collective-bargaining agreement that authorizes police chief to finally approve promotions may be amended to provide another official with final approval authority where police chief's close relative is qualified for promotion|Assign duties to close relative who satisfies continuous-employment requirement, public official may if assignment does not result in change of employment status|Nepotism statute, police chief's nephew may be promoted to rank of lieutenant if collective-bargaining agreement assigns final authority for promotion to official other than police chief consistently with, and police chief may assign duties among lieutena|Collective-bargaining agreement that authorizes police chief to finally approve promotions may be amended to provide another official with final approval authority where police chief's close relative is qualified for promotion, so that close relative may

JC-0337
John Cornyn

Magnetic stripe information contained on driver's license may be used only by law enforcement and other government personnel acting in official capacities (Superceded by statute - Tex. Alco. Bev. Code Ann. § 109.61)|Magnetic stripe information contained on driver's license may not be used by retail business (Superceded by statute - Tex. Alco. Bev. Code Ann. § 109.61)

JC-0340
John Cornyn

Promotional examination for sergeant, Police Officers II and Police Officers III with two years continuous service with City of San Benito eligible to take

JC-0387
John Cornyn

Emergency-detention warrant for apprehension of mentally ill person, municipal or county peace officer may execute|Person admitted to mental health facility for emergency detention must be transported to facility in accordance with section 574.045 of Health and Safety Code, i.e., by family member or friend, various civil officials, or by sheriff or constable

JC-0413
John Cornyn

Executing process and attending justice court, constable is obligated to fulfill both of these statutory duties

JC-0466
John Cornyn

Arrests on casino boats, peace officers have authority to make arrests under state law within state's territorial waters; on high seas, beyond jurisdiction of both State of Texas and United States, law of ship's flag state and international law determine|Criminal jurisdiction of State of Texas and its coastal counties extends three marine leagues from coastline into Gulf of Mexico|Arrests on casino boats, peace officers have authority to make arrests under state law within state's territorial waters; on high seas, beyond jurisdiction of both the State of Texas and the United States, law of ship's flag state and international law|Casino boats, Texas peace officers acting as security guards have authority to make arrests under state law within state's territorial waters; on the high seas, beyond jurisdiction of both the State of Texas and the United States, the law of ship's flag s

JC-0476
John Cornyn

Courthouse security force, a commissioners court has no authority to commission and establish group of peace officers to serve as

JC-0497
John Cornyn

Where referenced statute does not exist, referencing statute cannot be applied|Continuing education courses regarding traffic and highway laws and the use of radar equipment, peace officer not currently required to attend

JC-0522
John Cornyn

Peace officer license, constable who has not obtained a permanent peace officer license is a "peace officer" for purposes of article 2.12(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure

JC-0530
John Cornyn

Peace officers, city police officer acting as a drainage-district peace officer pursuant to an interlocal cooperation contract between city and drainage district is authorized by section 49.216 of the Water Code to make warrantless arrests for traffic vio|City police officer acting as a drainage-district peace officer pursuant to an interlocal cooperation contract between city and drainage district is authorized by section 49.216 of the Water Code to make warrantless arrests for traffic violations in the d

JC-0532
John Cornyn

Agreements under section 362.002(b) of Local Government Code are not subject to "civil emergency" requirement of section 362.002(a)|Jurisdiction of officer acting under contract authorized by section 362.002(b) of the Local Government Code is that of governmental entity for which he serves pursuant to agreement, and consequently municipal peace officer acting within county is county p

JC-0546
John Cornyn

Police lieutenant whose mother is member of city council, but who had four years continuous service in his position before her election, may be promoted to police chief|City Council member's son with four years continuous service in his position before her election to the council may be promoted to police chief of city

JC-0548
John Cornyn

Reactivation and continuing-education requirements applicable to peace officers, peace officer retired from Department of Parks and Wildlife's law enforcement program is exempt from|Peace officer retired from Department's law enforcement program is exempt from statutory reactivation and continuing-education requirements otherwise applicable to peace officers|Peace officer retired from Department of Parks and Wildlife's law enforcement program is exempt from statutory reactivation and continuing-education requirements otherwise applicable to peace officers

JM-1238
Jim Mattox

Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority peace officers have jurisdiction over entire geographical area within which Authority operates|Peace officers of Harris County Metropolitan Authority, jurisdiction includes entire geographical area within which Authority operates