Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.031

The Texas Highway Patrol is a division of the department consisting of the chief patrol officer, the number of captains, sergeants, and privates authorized by the legislature, and administrative and clerical help as the commission determines. A person’s literary attainment does not preclude the person’s appointment as a private if the person is otherwise qualified. The chief patrol officer is the executive officer of the patrol. Officers are entitled to compensation as provided by the legislature.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
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