Here in Texas, private universities can, and usually do, have Police Departments (e.g. Rice, Baylor). The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association has a law enforcement division. Although they are paid by the Association, they are commissioned by Texas DPS as Special Rangers and/or Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. There are also Railroad Police Officers. They all have to meet the requirements of Texas peace officers.
I was hoping they would pass legislation allowing Public Utility Districts to start police departments. "Stop in the name of the PUD" just has a certain ring to it.
Last edited by texmex; 01-25-2013 at 13:43..