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To Tea or Not to Tea

The basic rhetorical mantra of the Tea Party is very easy to agree with, especially for those of us in law enforcement. However, when they are put into practice, the lines become blurred as to whether or not they conflict with our best interests. To this point it does not appear that there has been anyone championing the interests of law enforcement in the Tea Party platform.

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TMPA board members attend ‘Ground Zero 360’ in Ft. Worth

TMPA was recognized for the work the association has done in urging legislators to pass the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and was presented with a portrait of fallen NYPD Officer Moria Smith, the only female NYPD officer to die in the 9/11 attacks. Smith’s portrait was created by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

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Civil Service Saved!

Municipal Civil Service, under Local Government Code, Chapter 143, has been under attack.  After the City of Georgetown lost a termination appeal hearing before a hearing examiner, the City fired TMPA member, Stephanie Brown, a second time.  The Chief convinced the local county and district attorney to issue a Brady letter saying that they would […]

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Collin County Deputies Association needs your help

The Dec., 26th storms ravaged North Texas communities and families alike.  Many families have been displaced and many acts of kindness have been on display as a result.  The Collin County Deputies Association is asking for one more act of kindness from you.  This organization and Many families have been displaced and many acts of […]

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Second Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Organizations Partner in Support of Law Enforcement for the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day   On January 9th, 2016, partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will once again promote National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). Each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on […]

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Cops and Kids

RICHARDSON FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE #105 PO BOX 832622                 RICHARDSON, TX 75083-2622   PRESS RELEASE This December, the Richardson Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #105 will host its annual COPS & KIDS Christmas event at Toys“R”Us to spread “Yuletide Cheer” to underprivileged children in our community. At this signature charity event, our members actively […]

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Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Instructor Training

Austin, Texas – On December 9, 2015, a group of law enforcement officers from across the state, selected to be the new Instructors for the Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program, will meet at the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) State Office to begin the 3-day Instructor Training. These new instructors will be trained to teach the Law Enforcement & CPS Joint Training, which will be launched in 2016. The Instructor Training will host several key guest speakers, including 3 representatives from the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), including Director of Investigations for Child Protective Services (CPS) Angela Goodwin, a representative from the Child Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX), as well as professionals in the legal and medical fields.

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