Texas Government Code

Sec. § 76.005
Standards for Officers


(a)

An officer appointed by the department director must comply with a code of ethics developed by the division.

(b)

To be eligible for appointment as an officer who supervises defendants placed on community supervision a person must have acquired a bachelor’s degree conferred by an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(c)

A person employed as a peace officer is not eligible for appointment as an officer under this section.

(d)

The division may establish a waiver procedure for departments unable to hire persons meeting the requirements under Subsection (b)(2).
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.11, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 108, Sec. 1, eff. May 15, 1997.
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