Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.103
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Child Watch Program


In this section, “child watch program” means a program organized by a local civic organization with the cooperation of a school district to protect schoolchildren by having parents or volunteers patrol their residential neighborhoods and schools to watch for suspicious activity, dangers, and threats to children.


A local law enforcement agency that participates in a child watch program is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who:


is a participant in the program; and


gives written consent to the disclosure of the information.


Criminal history record information obtained by a law enforcement agency under Subsection (b) may not be released or disclosed except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
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