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Congratulations Tiffany Burgess – Winner of a Police Week Trip

    Tiffany Burgess, an Agent with TABC, is the lucky winner of the TMPA Charities trip to Washington D.C. for Police Week. Burgess will accompany TMPA President, Josh Thurlkill and Executive Director, Kevin Lawrence to Washington D.C. on Monday, May 12th to return on Friday, May 16th. Burgess will have the opportunity to honor fallen officers […]

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TMPA Defends Intermediate Force Options

Instead of issuing a ban on particular items, Lawrence said, the focus should be on training for school officers. “There’s a training issue to be discussed,” Lawrence said. “Let’s get everyone together to work out some of these issues and come up with a plan of action.”

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LEL Spotlight

TMPA’s Law Enforcement Liaison program was recognized in the April 2014, inaugural issue of ‘The LEL’, a new communications tool to keep the LEL network informed on highway safety issues. The LEL will be published quarterly during the months of January, April, July, and October. The magazine will offer an opportunity to share best practices, events, programs, etc. with peers and the highway safety community.

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C.O.P.S. Releases Police Week Schedule

Thousands of people will be visiting Washington, D.C. May 11-17 to observe National Police Week. Among these visitors will be a very special group of people, America’s law enforcement survivors. Survivors are the family members, friends, and co-workers who are left behind when a law enforcement officer dies in the line of duty. This year, […]

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Man given 30 years for murder of Texas officer

The Texarkana Gazette reports the jury sentenced Justin Miles Sanders after five hours of deliberation Wednesday in Rockwall. Sanders was convicted of murder on Monday in Texarkana, Texas, police Officer Jason Sprague’s death.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month is Here

TxDOT isn’t alone in trying to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. They’re also working with the Texas Municipal Police Association to try to get this message out to younger drivers. Robert Hanson, a law enforcement liaison with TMPA is one of five people at TMPA crisscrossing Texas talking to young drivers—20,000 of them in the last six months.

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