Health And Safety Code
Texas Department Of Health Peace Officers
(a) The department may employ a peace officer to administer and enforce this chapter.
The department may not employ a peace officer under this section unless:
the employee will enforce the food and drug portions of this chapter;
the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education certifies the employee as qualified to be a peace officer;
the commissioner recommends the employee to the department as being qualified to enforce the food and drug laws within the jurisdiction of the department; and
the employee also serves simultaneously as the director of the food and drugs division of the department.
A person employed as a peace officer under this section has the powers, privileges, and immunities of a peace officer while carrying out the employee's duties under this chapter.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 339, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.