Breath Test Operator
Senate Bill 74 of the 61st Legislature in 1969 provides that analysis of a person’s breath to determine alcohol concentration must be performed according to methods approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety and by an individual possessing a valid certificate issued by the Department for this purpose. This bill also authorized the Department of Public Safety to approve satisfactory techniques or methods, to ascertain the qualifications and competence of individuals to conduct such analysis, and to issue certificates certifying such fact.
The Office of the Scientific Director has developed comprehensive training standards and curricula for the certification of individuals conducting evidential breath alcohol analyses for law enforcement purposes.
All Wylie officers who conduct breath alcohol analysis have been certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety.