The purpose of Senate Bill 30: Community Education Safety Act.
A person's rights concerning interactions with 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.
The role of law enforcement and the duties and responsibilities of peace officers.
Proper behavior for civilians and peace officers during interactions.
How and where to file a complaint against or a compliment on behalf of a peace officer.
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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.Read more