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Unformatted text preview: or medical examiner, is another elected position on the county level. They are there to investigate and report “all sudden, unexplained, unnatural, or suspicious deaths”. • State police and Highway patrols o Created for four reasons: To assist local police agencies, to investigate criminal activities that crossed jurisdictional boundaries, to provide law enforcement in rural and other areas with no local or county police agencies, and to break strikes and control labor movements. o The first statewide police agency was the Texas Rangers (1835) o State Police have statewide jurisdiction and are authorized to perform a wide variety of law enforcement tasks o Highway Patrols have limited authority. They are limited by either their jurisdiction pr by the specific types of offenses they have the authority to control....
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- Spring '11
- county law enforcement, State police, county police agencies, highway patrols