Texas Local Government Code - Section 341.011. Special Police Force In Type A General-Law Municipality
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§ 341.011. SPECIAL POLICE FORCE IN TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY. (a) The mayor of a Type A general-law municipality shall summon as many residents as the mayor considers necessary to serve as a special police force if the mayor considers the force necessary: (1) to enforce the municipality's laws, avert danger, or protect life or property; (2) because of riot, outbreak, calamity, or public disturbance; or (3) because of threat of serious violation of law or order, of outbreak, or of other danger to the municipality or its inhabitants. (b) The mayor may issue the summons by: (1) proclamation or other order addressed to the residents of the municipality generally or to the residents of a ward or other subdivision of the municipality; or (2) personal notice. (c) A special police force has the powers of the regular police force of the municipality. (d) A special police force is subject to the orders of the mayor and shall perform the duties required by the mayor. Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
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