Summary
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
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