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Texas Code of Criminal Procedure - CRIM P Art. 18A.201. Definitions

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In this subchapter:

(1) “Immediate life-threatening situation” means a hostage, barricade, or other emergency situation in which a person unlawfully and directly:

(A) threatens another with death;  or

(B) exposes another to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury.

(2) “Member of a law enforcement unit specially trained to respond to and deal with life-threatening situations” means a peace officer who, as evidenced by the submission of appropriate documentation to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement:

(A) receives each year a minimum of 40 hours of training in hostage and barricade suspect situations;  or

(B) has received a minimum of 24 hours of training on kidnapping investigations and is:

(i) the sheriff of a county with a population of 3.3 million or more or the sheriff's designee;  or

(ii) the police chief of a police department in a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more or the chief's designee.

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