Senate Bill 30 or the Community Safety Education Act addresses police and citizen interactions and calls for the State Board of Education, through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop instructional materials for high schools students on how they, as future drivers, should respond when stopped by law enforcement. Training for recruits and veteran officers would include similar instructions on what they should expect from the driving public during a traffic stop and on proper law enforcement response; to include de-escalation techniques.

COMMUNITY SAFETY EDUCATION

The purpose of Senate Bill 30: Community Education Safety Act.

KNOW YOUR (THEIR) RIGHTS

A person's rights concerning interactions with peace officers.

LAWS REGARDING QUESTIONING & DETENTION BY PEACE OFFICERS

Including any law requiring a person to present proof of identity to a peace officer, and the consequences for a person ’s or officer ’s failure to comply with those laws.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The role of law enforcement and the duties and responsibilities of peace officers.

PROPER PEACEKEEPING

Proper behavior for civilians and peace officers during interactions.

FILE A COMPLAINT OR COMPLIMENT

How and where to file a complaint against or a compliment on behalf of a peace officer.

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Senate Bill 30, sponsored in the House by Houston Democratic Reps.  Senfronia Thompson and Garnet Coleman, would require the groups to learn  about the duties of law enforcement officers, civilians' rights and proper  behavior during interactions. They would receive lessons about laws for  questioning and arresting civilians, complying with officers' orders and how  to file complaints (or compliments) about law enforcement.

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"Don't panic": Texas Education Agency sends instructions on police interaction curriculum

The Texas Education Agency has sent school districts the educational material to teach high schoolers how to properly interact with law enforcement during traffic stops. The material — which includes a 16-minute video with good and bad habits dramatically acted out amid fast-paced music and overlaid clips of talking heads — is a key part of a new Texas law passed called the Community Safety Education Act.

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