Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0076
Minority Recruiting


(a)

The department shall continue to place emphasis on minority recruiting and hiring efforts for noncommissioned positions.

(b)

The departments minority recruiter and equal employment opportunity positions created for personnel and equal employment opportunity matters shall continue to pertain to both commissioned and noncommissioned employees.

(c)

The department by September, 1994, shall study job requirements for all noncommissioned positions and thereafter shall limit promotion-from-within only to positions where department experience is essential for reasonable job performance.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Sec. 411.0077. LIMITATION ON RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN OFF-DUTY ACTIVITIES. (a) During the period that the officer is off duty, a commissioned officer of the department is entitled to attend educational programs or courses or to engage in any outside employment that does not adversely affect the operations or the reputation of the department. The rights of a commissioned officer under this section are subject to any reasonable department requirements that the officer be accessible to the department during off-duty periods for the possible performance of official duties.

(b)

The department shall adopt reasonable guidelines relating to acceptable off-duty employment. The guidelines shall be uniformly applied to all supervisory and nonsupervisory commissioned officers.

(b-1)

If the department denies approval of a commissioned officers secondary employment or proposed secondary employment, the director or the directors designee must promptly notify the officer in writing of the specific guideline adopted under Subsection (b) on which the departments decision is based. The notice must explain why the secondary employment or proposed secondary employment is prohibited by the referenced guideline.

(c)

If a commissioned officer is engaged in off-duty employment that the officer believes, in good faith, is not prohibited by a specific guideline adopted under Subsection (b), the officer is authorized to engage in the off-duty employment until the director or the directors designee informs the officer in writing that the employment is not acceptable.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 379, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 335, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 921, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Sec. 411.0078. USE OF UNIFORM WHILE PERFORMING CERTAIN OFF-DUTY ACTIVITIES. (a) An officer commissioned by the department may purchase from the department at fair market value a uniform to be used by the officer while providing law enforcement services for a person or entity other than the department. If an officer who purchased a uniform under this subsection leaves the service of the department for any reason, the officer shall return the uniform to the department. The department shall pay the officer the fair market value of the uniform at the time it is returned. For purposes of this subsection:

(1)

a uniform does not include a handgun or other weapon; and

(2)

the fair market value of a uniform is determined by the department.

(b)

An officer wearing a uniform purchased under Subsection (a) may not act in a manner that adversely affects the operations or reputation of the department.

(c)

The department shall adopt reasonable guidelines regarding:

(1)

the types of law enforcement services for which an officer may purchase and wear a uniform under Subsection (a) and the circumstances under which the officer may perform those services; and

(2)

the standards of behavior to be maintained by an officer who wears a uniform purchased under Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 738, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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