Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Article 2.272
Law Enforcement Response to Child Safety Check Alert


(a)

If a peace officer locates a child or other person listed on the Texas Crime Information Center’s child safety check alert list established under Section 261.3022 (Child Safety Check Alert List), Family Code, the officer shall:

(1)

immediately contact the Department of Family and Protective Services on the department’s dedicated law-enforcement telephone number for statewide intake;

(2)

request information from the department regarding the circumstances of the case involving the child or other person; and

(3)

request information from the child and the other person regarding the child’s safety, well-being, and current residence.

(b)

The peace officer may temporarily detain the child or other person to ensure the safety and well-being of the child.

(c)

If the peace officer determines that the circumstances described by Section 262.104 (Taking Possession of a Child in Emergency Without a Court Order), Family Code, exist, the officer may take temporary possession of the child without a court order as provided by Section 262.104 (Taking Possession of a Child in Emergency Without a Court Order), Family Code. If the peace officer does not take temporary possession of the child, the officer shall obtain the child’s current address and any other relevant information and report that information to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

(d)

A peace officer who locates a child or other person listed on the Texas Crime Information Center’s child safety check alert list and who reports the child’s or other person’s current address and other relevant information to the Department of Family and Protective Services shall report to the Texas Crime Information Center that the child or other person has been located and to whom the child was released, as applicable.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1056 (H.B. 2053), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2015.
Repealed by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 765 (H.B. 4504), Sec. 3.001(1), eff. January 1, 2025.

Source: Article 2.272 — Law Enforcement Response to Child Safety Check Alert, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.­2.­htm#2.­272 (accessed Apr. 13, 2024).

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Duties of District Attorneys
2.02
Duties of County Attorneys
2.04
Shall Draw Complaints
2.05
When Complaint Is Made
2.06
May Administer Oaths
2.07
Attorney Pro Tem
2.08
Disqualified
2.09
Who Are Magistrates
2.10
Duty of Magistrates
2.11
Examining Court
2.12
Who Are Peace Officers
2.13
Duties and Powers
2.14
May Summon Aid
2.15
Person Refusing to Aid
2.16
Neglecting to Execute Process
2.17
Conservator of the Peace
2.18
Custody of Prisoners
2.19
Report as to Prisoners
2.20
Deputy
2.021
Duties of Attorney General
2.21
Duty of Clerks
2.022
Assistance of Texas Rangers
2.22
Power of Deputy Clerks
2.023
Notification to Texas Department of Criminal Justice
2.23
Report to Attorney General
2.024
Tracking Use of Certain Testimony
2.24
Authenticating Officer
2.025
Special Duty of District or County Attorney Relating to Child Support
2.25
Reporting Certain Aliens to Federal Government
2.26
Digital Signature and Electronic Documents
2.27
Investigation of Certain Reports Alleging Abuse
2.28
Duties Regarding Misused Identity
2.29
Report Required in Connection with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information
2.30
Report Concerning Certain Assaultive or Terroristic Offenses
2.31
County Jailers
2.32
Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations
2.33
Law Enforcement Policy on Use of Force by Drone
2.34
Use of Neck Restraints During Search or Arrest Prohibited
2.35
Duty to Request and Render Aid
2.101
Magistrate’s Name on Signed Order
2.121
Railroad Peace Officers
2.122
Special Investigators
2.123
Adjunct Police Officers
2.124
Peace Officers from Adjoining States
2.125
Special Rangers of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
2.126
Peace Officers Commissioned by the Alabama-coushatta Tribe of Texas and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
2.127
School Marshals
2.131
Racial Profiling Prohibited
2.132
Law Enforcement Policy on Racial Profiling
2.133
Reports Required for Motor Vehicle Stops
2.134
Compilation and Analysis of Information Collected
2.136
Liability
2.137
Provision of Funding or Equipment
2.138
Rules
2.139
Reports Required for Officer-involved Injuries or Deaths
2.195
Report of Warrant or Capias Information
2.211
Hate Crime Reporting
2.212
Writ of Attachment Reporting
2.251
Duties Related to Immigration Detainer Requests
2.271
Investigation of Certain Reports Alleging Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
2.272
Law Enforcement Response to Child Safety Check Alert
2.273
Release of Child by Law Enforcement Officer
2.295
Report Required in Connection with Unauthorized Acquisition or Transfer of Certain Financial Information
2.305
Report Required Concerning Human Trafficking Cases
2.1305
Carrying Weapon on Certain Premises
2.1385
Civil Penalty
2.1386
Eyewitness Identification Protocols
2.1387
Intervention Required for Excessive Force
2.1395
Reports Required for Certain Injuries or Deaths of Peace Officers
2.1396
Video Recordings of Arrests for Intoxication Offenses
2.1397
Duties of Law Enforcement Agency Filing Case
2.1398
Duties of Peace Officer Investigating Stalking, Harassment, or Terroristic Threat
2.13951
Notice of Violation of Reporting Requirements for Certain Injuries or Deaths

Accessed:
Apr. 13, 2024

Art. 2.272’s source at texas​.gov