Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.02095
Statewide Program for the Prevention and Detection of Certain Criminal Offenses


(a)

The department may establish a program throughout this state for preventing and detecting:

(1)

the unlawful possession or the unlawful and imminent movement or transfer between this state and an adjacent state or the United Mexican States of:

(A)

firearms, in violation of Section 46.14, Penal Code;

(B)

controlled substances, in violation of Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code; or

(C)

currency, in violation of Section 34.02, Penal Code; and

(2)

the commission or imminent commission of the offenses of smuggling of persons under Section 20.05, Penal Code, and trafficking of persons under Section 20A.02, Penal Code, occurring in this state or involving travel between this state and an adjacent state or the United Mexican States.

(b)

A peace officer participating in a program established under this section must have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that firearms, controlled substances, or currency are unlawfully possessed or being unlawfully and imminently moved or transferred between this state and an adjacent state or the United Mexican States or that an offense described by Subsection (a)(2) has been committed or imminently will be committed, as applicable, before exercising the officers authority under the program, including stopping a person or vehicle or coming into contact with a person.

(c)

In developing the program, the department shall establish:

(1)

clear guidelines and procedures to mitigate any unnecessary negative impact on the flow of trade, commerce, or daily business activities in locations where the program is implemented; and

(2)

protocols, standards, and guidelines to minimize any intrusion on a person in an encounter with a peace officer exercising the officers authority under the program.

(d)

The department shall implement the program established under this section in conjunction with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

(e)

The director shall adopt rules as necessary to implement and administer a program established under this section.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1221 (S.B. 1853), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2015.
Redesignated from Government Code, Section 411.0208 by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 24.001(12), eff. September 1, 2017.
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