Texas Local Government Code - Section 85.0025. Continuing Education
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§ 85.0025. CONTINUING EDUCATION. (a) The Commission on
Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education may require each
county sheriff, who is not a commissioned peace officer, to attend
not more than 40 hours of instruction in law enforcement. The
commission shall allow a sheriff at least two but not more than four
years after the date on which the sheriff assumes office to complete
the hours of instruction.
(b) If a sheriff is reelected to office and had previously
completed the number of hours of instruction required by the
commission, the commission may exempt the sheriff from attending
further courses or may require the sheriff to complete again the
required number of hours of instruction.
(c) The county in which the sheriff serves shall pay for or
reimburse the sheriff for the cost of the required hours of
instruction received in this state.
(d) The commission shall:
(1) approve course content, course credit, and
standards for courses; and
(2) adopt rules and procedures concerning the courses.
(e) For the purposes of removal under Subchapter B, Chapter
87, "incompetency" in the case of a sheriff includes the failure to
complete the hours of instruction in accordance with this section.
(f) The commission may waive the requirement that a sheriff
complete the instruction required under this section if the sheriff
requests a waiver because of hardship and the commission determines
that a hardship exists.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1032, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
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