Houston Police Department

Title

Houston Police Department

Description

Article XVI, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution outlines the official oath of office as follows:

"I, _______________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of ___________________ of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God."

In addition, before taking the oath of office and beginning the duties of office, each elected or appointed officer required to take the oath must also subscribe to the following statement: I, _______________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered, promised to pay, contributed, or promised to contribute any money or thing of value, or promised any public office or employment for the giving or withholding of a vote at the election at which I was elected or as a reward to secure my appointment or confirmation, whichever the case may be, so help me God."

TEX.CONST.,art. XVI, 1.

Creator

Houston Police Department

Date

2010

Source

https://kpyn.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/11828770_10153467990789720_4988415906272792710_n.jpg

Rights

Texas Municipal League

Publisher

Texas Municipal League

Contributor

Houston Police Department

Format

Logo

Language

English

Type

Oath

Identifier

Oath, Houston, Texas, Police Department, Public Safety

Coverage

Texas

Files

https://kpyn.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/11828770_10153467990789720_4988415906272792710_n.jpg

Reference

Houston Police Department, Houston Police Department, Texas Municipal League, 2010

Cite As

Houston Police Department, “Houston Police Department,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/601.