Texas
Health And Safety Code
 
Section 431.2471:

Texas Department Of Health Peace Officers

(a) The department may employ a peace officer to administer and enforce this chapter.

(b)

The department may not employ a peace officer under this section unless:

(1)

the employee will enforce the food and drug portions of this chapter;

(2)

the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education certifies the employee as qualified to be a peace officer;

(3)

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

(4)

the employee also serves simultaneously as the director of the food and drugs division of the department.

(c)

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.

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