Texas Government Code - Section 411.009. Local Cooperation
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§ 411.009. LOCAL COOPERATION. (a) The sheriff and
constables of each county and chief of police of each municipality
are associate members of the department and are entitled to the
rights and privileges granted to them by the department.
(b) The director may require a sheriff or other police
officer in a county or municipality, within the limits of the
officer's jurisdiction, to aid or assist in the performance of a
duty imposed by this chapter. The officer shall comply with the
order to the extent requested.
(c) The director with the advice and consent of the
commission shall formulate and put into effect plans and means of
cooperating with sheriffs, local police, and other peace officers
throughout the state to prevent and discover crime, apprehend
criminals, and promote public safety. Each local police and peace
officer shall cooperate with the director in the plans.
(d) Each telegraph and telephone company and radio station
operating in the state shall grant priority of service to a police
agency and the department when notified that the service is urgent
in the interests of the public welfare.
(e) The commissioners court of each county may furnish to
the department necessary building space for establishing a branch
crime detection laboratory to serve the general area of the state in
which the county is located. If the county offers to furnish
necessary space, the department may equip and operate the
laboratory within the limits of its general authority and available
appropriations. Unless the legislature has specifically directed
the establishment and operation of a branch laboratory, the
commission has discretion to decide whether a branch laboratory
should be established or maintained.
(f) If the Commissioners Court of El Paso County furnishes
without cost to the state the necessary building space, the
department shall establish and operate a branch crime detection
laboratory in El Paso County to serve the West Texas area, if the
department determines that efficient enforcement of law requires
establishment of the laboratory and sufficient funds are available
in the department.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Last modified: August 11, 2007