PERSONAL PROTECTION OFFICERS

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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER GPERSONAL PROTECTION OFFICERS
RULE §35.91Requirements for Personal Protection License
(a) An applicant for a personal protection license shall:  (1) Submit a written application for a personal protection license on a form prescribed by the department;  (2) Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;  (3) Either possess a valid security officer commission issued prior to applying for a personal protection license, or submit an application for security officer commission in conjunction with the application for a personal protection license;  (4) Submit proof that the applicant has successfully completed the personal protection officer course taught by an approved personal protection officer instructor; and  (5) Submit proof of completion of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test or equivalent (proof of completion of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory test shall be on the prescribed form Declaration of Psychological and Emotional Health and shall be signed by a licensed psychologist).(b) A personal protection officer may transfer their license to another employer if the personal protection officer:  (1) Has transferred their security officer commission to the new employer; and  (2) Submits the appropriate form and transfer fee to the department within fourteen (14) days of the transfer of employment to the new employer.
Source Note: The provisions of this §35.91 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3608; amended to be effective December 29, 2019, 44 TexReg 8031
Texas Administrative CodeNext Rule>>
TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 35PRIVATE SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER GPERSONAL PROTECTION OFFICERS
RULE §35.93Personal Protection Officer Standards
(a) Personal protection officers must comply with all standards and requirements applicable to commissioned security officers, as provided in this chapter and the Act.(b) In addition, a personal protection officer shall not:  (1) Perform personal protection officer duties for any person(s) other than the employer indicated in the department records;  (2) Fail to timely surrender the personal protection officer pocket card upon written notice served by the department or their employer;  (3) While in the course and scope of employment as a personal protection officer, provide or engage in any other service regulated by the Act or this chapter other than providing personal protection from bodily harm to one (1) or more individuals;  (4) Fail to conceal a firearm if providing the services as a commissioned personal protection officer in plain clothes;  (5) Fail to carry on his or her person, the pocket card issued while performing the officer’s duties as a personal protection officer; or  (6) Fail to present the pocket card for security officer commission and personal protection license upon request made by a peace officer or representative of the department.
Source Note: The provisions of this §35.93 adopted to be effective May 6, 2014, 39 TexReg 3608; amended to be effective December 29, 2019, 44 TexReg 8031

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