Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 180.003
Maximum Duty Hours of Peace Officers


In a county with a population of 372,000 to 400,000, a sheriff, deputy, constable, or other peace officer of the county or a municipality located in the county may not be required to be on duty more than 48 hours a week unless the peace officer is called on by a superior officer to serve during an emergency as determined by the superior officer.


Hours of duty over 48 hours a week, compiled by a peace officer under Subsection (a), may be treated as overtime and may be deducted from future required hours of duty if:


the overtime is used within one year after it is compiled; and


the peace officer obtains the permission of the superior officer.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 597, Sec. 93, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 669, Sec. 72, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1163 (H.B. 2702), Sec. 77, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 644 (H.B. 4559), Sec. 139, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 180.003 — Maximum Duty Hours of Peace Officers, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­180.­htm#180.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 180.003’s source at texas​.gov