Section 341.012 of the Texas Local Government Code allows for the establishment of a police reserve force. Section 341.012(d) requires the Chief of Police to appoint members to serve on the reserve force. Section 341.012(g) requires the governing body to approve the appointment. Section 341.012(h) allows the Chief of Police to limit the authority of the person to carry a duty weapon or act as peace officer to only those times when the person is engaged in the actual discharge of official duties as a reserve officer.
The following individuals have satisfied the qualifications and standards of training and education established by the City, under Section 341.012(b) and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and have been appointed by the Chief of Police to serve as a reserve officer:
Name (Last, First)
Pursuant to Section 341.012(h), the Chief of Police has only authorized these reserve officers to carry a duty weapon when discharging official duties as a reserve officer. The reserve officer shall serve at the Chief of Police's discretion and without compensation. In accordance with Section 341.012(h), the reserve officer may act only in a supplementary capacity to the regular police force and may not assume the full-time duties of regular police officers.
The Chief of Police recommends that the Mayor and City Council approve this Mayor and Council Communication, and thereby, approve the Chief of Police's appointment of these individuals to the police reserve force.
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