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The TCOLE Commission and its Members

The Commission sets policy, approves rules and procedures formulated by the Executive Director and staff, and takes formal disciplinary actions against licensees on the recommendation of the Executive Director and state Administrative Law Judges.

Meeting Schedule

The Commission meets at least four times each year in meetings open to the Public.  

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Locations

Meeting DateMeeting Location
June 20, 2024J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. 137, Austin, Texas, 78758
August 7, 2024 - TBDEl Paso, TX - TBD
August 8, 2024 - TBDEl Paso, TX - TBD

Watch the Meeting Live:  Live Recording  

(only available while Commission Meetings are in progress)

Recorded Meetings

Public Comment: Proposed Rules

Proposed Rules are open for public comment.  Public comments may be submitted electronically to public.comment@tcole.texas.gov or in writing to Mr. John Beauchamp, General Counsel, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, 6330 East Highway 290, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723-1035.

Proposed RulesGet FileTexas Register IssueMeeting Date
Proposed Rule - Licensee Service Report Database (211.24)PDFMay 17, 2024June 20, 2024
Proposed Rule - Legislatively Required Continuing Education for Licensees (218.3)PDFMay 17, 2024June 20, 2024

Adopted Model Policies

These are the most current versions of the model policies that have been finally adopted by the Commission. All law enforcement agencies shall adopt these model policies, or substantively similar policies, no later than the agency adoption date below and submit the adopted policies to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Model PoliciesGet FileTexas Register IssueAgency Adoption Date
Hiring ProceduresPDFMay 24, 2024June 1, 2025
Medical and Psychological Examination of a LicenseePDFMay 24, 2024September 1, 2024
Misconduct AllegationsPDFMay 24, 2024June 1, 2025
Personnel FilesPDFMay 24, 2024June 1, 2025
Adopted Model Policies PreamblePDFMay 24, 2024N/A

Adopted Rules

These are new, amended, or repealed rules that have recently been finally adopted by the Commission.

Adopted RulesGet FileTexas Register IssueEffective Date
Adopted Rules - 211.1 & 211.16 (Amended)PDFMay 24, 2024June 1, 2024
Adopted Rule - 215.13 (Amended)PDFMarch 22, 2024April 1, 2024
Adopted Rule - 217.1 (Amended)PDFMarch 22, 2024April 1, 2024
Adopted Rule - 218.3 (Amended)PDFMarch 22, 2024April 1, 2024
Adopted Rule - 221.46 (New)PDFMarch 22, 2024April 1, 2024

 

Board Composition

The Commission is comprised of nine members. These members are appointed by the Governor, as is the Presiding Officer. The Commissioners serve staggered terms of six years and serve without compensation except for reasonable and necessary expenses. Three are members of the general public, three are law enforcement chief executive officers, and three are line personnel from law enforcement agencies at the time of their appointment. 
More about the commission and history...

Chief Kim Lemaux, Presiding Officer

Chief Kim Lemaux, Presiding Officer


Term: May 27, 2017 - August 30, 2027   
Hometown: Arlington

	 Assistant Chief Jason D. Hester, Assistant Presiding Officer

Assistant Chief Jason D. Hester, Assistant Presiding Officer


Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025   
Hometown: Lago Vista

Justin West

Justin West, Secretary

Term: January 31, 2024 - August 30, 2029   
Hometown: League City

Janna Atkins

Janna Atkins


Term: January 7, 2019 - August 30, 2029   
Hometown: Abilene

Justin Berry

Justin Berry

Term: January 31, 2024 - August 30, 2027   
Hometown: Austin

Patricia Burruss, Secretary

Patricia Burruss


Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025   
Hometown: Dallas

Michael Griffis, Sheriff

Michael Griffis, Sheriff


Term: December 6, 2019 - August 30, 2025   
Hometown: Odessa

Conor Harvey

Conor Harvey

Term: January 31, 2024 - August 30, 2029   
Hometown: Houston

Mario Lizcano, Jr.

Mario Lizcano, Jr.


Term: March 22, 2022 - August 30, 2027   
Hometown: Pharr