- B1 Promotions and TCOLE Proficiency Certification Commissioned Officers
- B2 Cash Receipts Control Petty Cash Funds
- B3 Community Trust / Law Enforcement Role and Authority
- B4 Internal Affairs
- B5 Emergency Information File
- B6 Equipment, Supplies, and Reference Sources
- B7 Firearms and Qualification Standards
- B8 Honor Guard/Color Guard
- B9 Immunization Program/Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis Vaccination
- B10 Shift Transfers
- B11 Line of Duty Death
- B12 Off-Duty or Secondary Employment
- B13 Organizational Structure
- B14 Procedures for Overtime Assignment
- B15 Police Service Award
- B16 Psychological Guidance / Assistance
- B17 Release of Information
- B18 Release of Information on Students
- B19 Liability Protection Program
- B20 Review of Fleet Collisions
- B21 Review of Personnel Records
- B22 Serial Accountability for Citations
- B23 Police Chaplain Program
- B24 Temporary Alternative Assignments
- B25 Use of Discretion
- B26 Written Directive System
- B27 Use of Outside Hardware and/or Software
- B28 Early Warning Intervention
- B29 Crime Analysis
- B30 Planning and Research
- B31 Administrative Reporting
- B32 Courtesies to the Flag
- B33 Social Media and Networking
|Title||Administration / Policy B-19|
|Subject||Liability Protection Program|
|Purpose||To outline the agency’s liability protection program|
|Scope||This directive applies to all personnel.|
|Reference||Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 101 and Chapter 104|
- Insurance Coverage
- The University of Texas System and its subordinate institutions are self-insured. The defense and indemnification of all employees is outlined in the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code at chapters 101 and 104, those statutory provisions supersede this directive in any instance of conflict or contradiction.
- The employees of the university in the performance of their duties may on occasion be civilly sued. The University of Texas Office of General Counsel and institutional Office of Legal Affairs, in concert with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, will assess each case on its individual merits and determine if the employee’s conduct was within the scope of their duties. In cases where counsel determines conduct was within the scope of the employee’s duty, or when counsel opts to defend, the employee will be afforded counsel by the university.
- In order to be afforded counsel:
- Employees must notify the Chief of Police and University Office of Legal Affairs through the chain of command, as soon as practicable.
- Employees must notify the Office of the Attorney General and provide all process served no later than the tenth day after the date of service. This is accomplished by:
- Immediately deliver all original process served and other related legal papers received to the University Office of Legal Affairs, together with the envelope, any packaging, and a statement identifying the time, date, and manner of delivery. The Office of Legal Affairs will, in turn, notify the Office of the Attorney General.
- The employee should call the Office of the Attorney General and advise them of the pending action and inform them that all process was delivered to The Office of Legal Affairs, as the ultimate responsibility of notification rests with the employee.
- Possible Claims
- If an employee is involved in an incident that is likely to cause a claim under the Texas Tort Claims Act, they should immediately notify the Chief of Police through the chain of command. A Preliminary Summary Report must be completed and sent to the Office of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, together with any written statements and other relevant documents.
- If such a claim is likely to arise because a university vehicle was involved, in addition to the Preliminary Summary Report, an Automobile Loss Notice (ACORD) form must be completed and sent to the Office of the Controller, together with the police report, written statements, and other relevant documents.