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RULE §211.26Law Enforcement Agency Audits

(a) All law enforcement agencies shall be audited at least once every five years. Agencies with deficiencies will be evaluated more frequently, as determined by the commission.

(b) The commission may use the following information in auditing an agency:

  (1) commission records to include but not limited to:

    (A) applications;

    (B) appointment records;

    (C) separation records; and

    (D) training records;

  (2) history of previous violations;

  (3) reports from past audits;

  (4) on-site audits;

  (5) reports and complaints from licensees, other law enforcement agencies, and citizens; and

  (6) observations by commission staff.

(c) The results of the audit may be forwarded to the chief administrator and governing body.

(d) If deficiencies are identified, the chief administrator must report to the commission in writing within 30 days what steps are being taken to correct deficiencies and on what date they expect to be in compliance.

(e) The commission may conduct a follow-up audit to verify the correction of deficiencies identified in subsection (d) of this section.

(f) Failure to correct deficiencies identified in subsection (d) may result in the imposition of administrative penalties and/or other disciplinary action as provided in §223.1 and §223.2 of this title.

(g) The effective date of this section is February 1, 2020.

Source Note: The provisions of this §211.26 adopted to be effective January 14, 2010, 34 TexReg 9476; amended to be effective July 14, 2011, 36 TexReg 3932; amended to be effective February 5, 2020, 45 TexReg 765

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