Tex. Educ. Code Section 28.012
Instruction on Interaction with Law Enforcement


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Board” means the State Board of Education.

(2)

“Commission” means the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

(3)

“Driver training provider” has the meaning assigned by Section 1001.001 (Definitions).

(b)

The board and the commission shall enter into a memorandum of understanding that establishes each agency’s respective responsibilities in developing instruction, including curriculum and instructional modules, on proper interaction with peace officers during traffic stops and other in-person encounters. The instruction must include information regarding:

(1)

the role of law enforcement and the duties and responsibilities of peace officers;

(2)

a person’s rights concerning interactions with peace officers;

(3)

proper behavior for civilians and peace officers during interactions;

(4)

laws regarding questioning and detention by peace officers, including any law requiring a person to present proof of identity to a peace officer, and the consequences for a person’s or officer’s failure to comply with those laws; and

(5)

how and where to file a complaint against or a compliment on behalf of a peace officer.

(c)

In developing the instruction under this section, the board and the commission may consult with any interested party, including a volunteer work group convened for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the instruction.

(d)

Before finalizing any instruction under this section, the board and the commission shall provide a reasonable period for public comment.

(e)

Subject to rules adopted by the board, a school district or open-enrollment charter school may tailor the instruction developed under this section as appropriate for the district’s or school’s community. In tailoring the instruction, the district or school shall solicit input from local law enforcement agencies, driver training providers, and the community.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 513 (S.B. 30), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 663 (H.B. 1560), Sec. 5.59, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 663 (H.B. 1560), Sec. 5.60, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 28.012 — Instruction on Interaction with Law Enforcement, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.­28.­htm#28.­012 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

28.001
Purpose
28.002
Required Curriculum
28.003
Educational Program Access
28.004
Local School Health Advisory Council and Health Education Instruction
28.005
Language of Instruction
28.006
Reading Diagnosis
28.007
Mathematics Diagnosis
28.008
Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum
28.009
College Credit Program
28.010
Notification Regarding College Credit and Work-based Education Programs
28.012
Instruction on Interaction with Law Enforcement
28.013
Nature Science Curriculum Project
28.014
College Preparatory Courses
28.016
Instruction in High School, College, and Career Preparation
28.017
Instruction on Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking
28.018
Advanced Computer Science Program
28.020
Mathematics Innovation Zones
28.0021
Personal Financial Literacy
28.021
Student Advancement
28.0022
Certain Instructional Requirements and Prohibitions
28.022
Notice to Parent of Unsatisfactory Performance
28.0023
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Instruction
28.023
Credit by Examination
28.0024
School-based Savings Program
28.024
Credit for Enrollment in Certain Academies
28.025
High School Diploma and Certificate
28.026
Notice of Requirements for Automatic College Admission and Financial Aid
28.0027
District Curriculum Scope, Sequence, and Instructional Material
28.027
Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Courses
28.029
Middle School Advanced Mathematics Program
28.0051
Dual Language Immersion Program
28.051
Definitions
28.052
Program
28.053
Types of Awards
28.054
Subsidies for College Advanced Placement Test or International Baccalaureate Examination
28.055
Use of School Awards
28.056
Application for Teacher Awards and Reimbursements
28.057
Funding
28.058
Confidentiality
28.0062
Reading Standards for Kindergarten Through Third Grade
28.0211
Accelerated Instruction
28.0212
Junior High or Middle School Personal Graduation Plan
28.0213
Intensive Program of Instruction
28.0214
Finality of Grade
28.0216
District Grading Policy
28.0251
High School Diploma for Certain Veterans
28.0252
Computation of High School Grade Point Average
28.0253
Texas First Early High School Completion Program
28.0254
Posthumous High School Diploma for Certain Students
28.0256
Financial Aid Application Requirement for High School Graduation
28.0258
High School Diploma Awarded on Basis of Individual Graduation Committee Review
28.0259
School District Reporting Requirements for Students Graduating Based on Individual Graduation Committee Review Process
28.02121
High School Personal Graduation Plan
28.02122
Inclusion of Mental Health Professions in Health Science Career Information
28.02123
Notification of Certain High School Graduation Requirements
28.02124
Parental Option for Student Retention
28.02591
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Reporting Requirements for Students Graduating Based on Individual Graduation Committee Review Process

Accessed:
Dec. 2, 2023

§ 28.012’s source at texas​.gov