(a) The compensation to be paid a county traffic officer shall be set before the officer is employed.
(b) Salary paid to the officer is independent of a salary paid to the sheriff and sheriff’s deputies who do not act as highway officers. Compensation for an officer may not be included in the sheriff’s settlement in accounting for a fee of office or as salary paid to the sheriff or a sheriff’s deputy.

Terms Used In Texas Transportation Code 701.004

  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.

(c) The commissioners court may provide necessary equipment for the officer at the county’s expense. An officer’s equipment may include a motorcycle and maintenance of that motorcycle.