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Rule §1.3 Programs

Published: 2015

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(a) The programs of the Department of Public Safety fall into three general classes:   (1) street and highway traffic management;   (2) crime suppression and control; and   (3) emergency management. (b) The three major classes of functional departmental programs within the department are as follows:   (1) police law enforcement function:     (A) highway patrol service;     (B) drivers license service;     (C) vehicle inspection service;     (D) license and weight service;     (E) narcotics service;     (F) special crimes service;     (G) Texas Ranger service;     (H) motor vehicle theft service;   (2) administrative and regulatory function:     (A) drivers license service (primary responsibility);     (B) vehicle inspection service, parameter vehicle emission and vehicle idle emission inspection and maintenance (primary responsibility);     (C) motorcycle operator training and all-terrain vehicle certification;     (D) controlled substance registration;     (E) alcohol testing program;   (3) staff support and supplemental functions:     (A) inspection and planning;     (B) staff services;     (C) crime records services;     (D) safety education service;     (E) accounting and budget control;     (F) motor carrier lease;     (G) public information;     (H) emergency management;     (I) administrative and legal services;     (J) communications service;     (K) crime laboratory services statewide;     (L) missing children/persons clearinghouse;     (M) automated data processing.

Source Note: The provisions of this §1.3 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective May 27, 1987, 12 TexReg 1565; amended to be effective November 22, 1989, 14 TexReg 5935; amended to be effective July 17, 2003, 28 TexReg 5540