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Texas Law Enforcement Council 2016 Summit

Join representatives of over 40,000 law enforcement officers and presenters from across the country for professional development sessions and get 16 hours of TCOLE credit at the 2016 TLEC Summit. The event will be held Feb. 9-10 in Houston.

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Viral Austin Arrest Video Stirs Debate

TMPA Executive Director Kevin Lawrence shared his views in an interview with FOX7 on a recent Austin arrest caught on camera that has gone viral online and stirred up a controversial debate.

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Use of Tasers in schools necessary

TMPA Executive Director Kevin Lawrence said that discussions regarding Tasers should center around making as many different options available to officers as possible and allowing them to use good common sense which ones to use at which time.

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Questions raised over open carry on school property

In an interview with Time Warner Cable News Austin, TMPA Executive Director Kevin Lawrence, along with the Texas Association of School Boards, raised some questions concerning the open carry on school property legislation that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016. “There’s at least an argument that there was a small change in the law […]

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Police chief shot outside local bar dies

TEMPLE (November 10, 2015) Marlin police Chief Darrell Allen, who was shot in the face and critically wounded during a struggle with a man while working security at a bar in Temple died Tuesday.

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The Madness Has Got to Stop

Read about what TMPA Executive Director Kevin Lawrence has to say about the misdirection of the media when it comes to law enforcement. This editorial was originally published in the September/October 2015 issue of In Service.

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TMPA President Wester gives statement on Irving ‘hoax bomb’ case

Wester reiterated that neither race or religion had anything to do with the arrest. “Any person in suspect of breaking the law is going to be questioned,” said Wester in an interview with Fox 4 News. “Especially in the school system. They have to protect the teachers and the students that are there at the school.”

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