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Anthony PD Wins Election

On September 15, 2014 the Anthony Police Department was awarded collective bargaining rights after winning a city election 77 to 68. This win comes after a battle with the City of Anthony to allow the citizens the right to vote about the issue. Months ago the Anthony PD officers filed all the proper paperwork to […]

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Welcome DFW Airport POA

TMPA is pleased to welcome the DFW Airport Police Officers’ Association to our member family. We’re proud to be the organization they have chosen to help them move into the future. Alex Kappes, President of the DFW Airport POA was kind enough to share his thoughts about the new affiliation. “October 1, 2014 will mark […]

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Brownwood Municipal Police Association Presents Awards

Guest Speaker Kevin Lawrence, Executive Director of the Texas Municipal Police Association, encouraged officers to continue to protect and to serve the citizens while believing in the job they are doing; keeping the peace in an otherwise chaotic world. He also challenged the officers to do more activities like this gala that allow time to get to know the “good citizens” that the officers don’t get to meet other than in bad situations.

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Officer Involved Film Trailer

See TMPA Member Javier Bustos in this second teaser trailer for Officer Involved, a documentary about officers who have used lethal force in the line of duty. The documentary will build a portrait of America’s finest and showing what its like to live in the aftermath of a shooting.

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New Group in Town: Fairfeld Police Association

Officers with the Fairfield Police Department have collectively come together to create the “Fairfield Police Association” (FPA). The FPA was formed on July 23, 2014 with the help of Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA).

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Diboll police chief steps down amid allegations

Diboll PD officers are able to move on following their Chief’s resignation last night. TMPA Field Rep Leighton Guarnere has been working with these brave officers for several weeks. Despite their fear of retaliation, the officers came to TMPA for help dealing with racial remarks and unprofessional behavior by their Chief.

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No charges in police shooting of Hobbs woman

No charges will be filed against a Texas police officer who shot and killed a New Mexico woman during a car chase that started in Denver City and ended in New Mexico. Denver City police officer Ryan Taylor was represented by TMPA attorney Tray Payne and will not be charged.

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Don’t Suffer in Silence: Safe Call Now

By: Captain Barry M. Thomas Dedicating one’s life to public safety can be treacherous to the soul; dealing with cases involving child abuse, sexual molestation, fatalities, or other traumatic events can wear first responders down physically and emotionally. While some find healthy means to cope with the constant pressures of the job, others discover the […]

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Centerville City changes retirement option to “2 to 1” match

-Article from Leon County Today by Sherry Matney “The Centerville City Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in the Municipal Building Meeting Room. Mayor N.R. Goolsby presided and after opening ceremonies the group had a lengthy discussion with Anthony Mills of Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) about the possibility of making changes to […]

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