The following information relates to the filing of complaints with the Alamo Colleges
Police Department. It is provided as information only.
TEXAS PENAL CODE
Sec. 37.02 Perjury. (a) A person commits an offense, if with intent to deceive and with
knowledge of the statement’s meaning:
(1) he makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false
statement previously made and the statement is required or authorized by
law to be made under oath; or
(2) he makes a false sworn declaration under Chapter 132, Civil Practice and
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Sec. 37.03. Aggravated Perjury. (a) A person commits an offense if he commits
perjury as defined in Section 37.02 and the false statement:
(1) is made during or in connection with an official proceeding; and
(2) is material.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE
Complaint Against Law Enforcement Officer Or Firefighter
Sec. 614.022. Complaint to be in Writing and Signed by Complainant. To be considered
by the head of a state agency or by the head of a fire or police department, the
complaint must be: (1) in writing, and (2) signed by the person making the complaint.
Sec. 614.023. Copy of Complaint to be Given to Officer or Employee.
(a) A copy of a signed complaint against a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or
police officer shall be given to the officer or employee within a reasonable
time after the complaint is filed.
(b) Disciplinary action may not be taken against the officer or employee unless a
copy of the signed complaint is given to the officer or employee.
Acts 1993, 73
Leg., ch/263. Sec.1, eff. 9-1-93