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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