Texas Commission of Private Security Rule Change
Reserve Law Officers Association of America
P. O. Box 17807, San Antonio, Texas 78217
Texas Commission of Private Security
Rule Change Affects Reserves
The Texas Commission on Private Security met in Austin, Texas on Sept.18, 2001. Commissioner Charlene Ritchey moved to adopt the following rule, seconded by Commissioner C. S. “Dusty” Rhodes, and passed unanimously:
430.5 Uniform Requirements
(e) An individual licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) as a reserve peace officer may only wear the uniform of any political subdivision of the state while not in the employ of such political subdivision if the wearer is performing duties commonly associated with law enforcement or private security and the Texas Commission on Private Security (TCPS) has, through the issuance of a pocket card, authorized the reserve peace officer to engage in such activity.
(f) A reserve peace officer who has met all other requirements for registration with a duly licensed security company, may, with the written permission of the political subdivision with whom the reserve commission is held, wear the uniform of that political subdivision in lieu of the uniform of the company with which he is employed.
(g) A regular peace officer may wear either the uniform of the commissioning political subdivision or any employing company subject only to the requirements of the political subdivision where the commissioning authority resides.
A Sheriff, Constable, or Chief of Police could issue a separate pocket card to each of their Reserves who have Private Security Commission cards to give them permission to wear their uniforms while working private security to contain information similar to the following:
“This is to certify that ___________________ is licensed by TCLEOSE, commissioned by my department,
has been issued a pocket card by the Texas Commission on Private Security authorizing the officer to
engage in performing duties commonly associated with law enforcement or private security, and has
been registered with _________________________________, Security License No. _____________.
This officer has my permission to wear the uniform of this political subdivision while performing such duties.”