Pending Administrative Rules

The Private Security Board approved proposed rule §35.14 and amendments to rule §35.82 at its April 2, 2015 meeting. The changes will be effective following final adoption by the Public Safety Commission and publication in the Texas Register.

Rule 35.14 Security Officer Uniforms

    (a)  All commissioned and non-commissioned private security officers shall, at a minimum, display on their outermost garment the name of the company by which the security officer is employed, the word "Security," and the last name of the security officer. These items shall each be of a size, style, shape, design, and type that are clearly visible by a reasonable person under normal conditions.

    (b) Subsection(a) does not apply to a personal protection officer while performing personal protection services in plain clothes.

Section 35.82 Commissioned Security Officer Standards

(a)   Commissioned security officers shall carry their pocket cards while on duty and when traveling to and from the place of assignment, and shall present the cards upon request by a peace officer or to a representative of the department.

(b) A commissioned security officer shall not:

    (1) Perform the duties of a commissioned security officer for any
         person(s) other than the licensed employer reflected
         in department records;

    (2) Possess or use any security officer commission pocket card
         that has been altered; or

    (3) Deface or allow improper use of his security officer
         commission pocket card.

 (c) Commissioned private security officers shall, at a minimum, display on their outermost garment the name of the company by which the commissioned security officer is employed, the word “Security” and the last name of the security officer. These items shall each be of a size, style, shape, design, and type that are clearly visible by a reasonable person under normal conditions comply with Section 35.14 of this title (relating to Security Officer Uniforms).

(d) Subsection (c) of this section does not apply to a personal protection officer while performing personal protection services in plain clothes.