TMPA is dedicated to supporting members at a local level. In fiscal year 2017, TMPA Field Representatives and Trainers traveled nearly 200,000 miles attending meetings, events, and fundraisers, training officers, and recruiting new members. To contact any of the TMPA Field Representatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John joined TMPA in 2007 after retiring from the Inglewood Police Department. As the Director of Field Services, he enjoys traveling the state meeting and visiting with TMPA members. John is a graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and holds an advanced certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Outside of work his favorite thing to do is spend time with his son and daughter. His other hobbies include cycling, cooking, going to the rodeo, and Texas football.
Dick has been a field representative since 2005. He has also been a TMPA board member and president. His favorite part of the job is working with officers throughout Texas. Prior to TMPA, Dick served as Constable in Tom Green County, Precinct 2. Before that he was the Director of Security for the San Angelo Colts baseball team, and retired from San Angelo PD after 16 years. He also worked as an Angelo State University police officer.
Dick attended Angelo State University, majoring in Government with a Criminal Justice option, and the Concho Valley Regional Law Enforcement Academy. He has nearly 2,000 hours in TCOLE law enforcement training and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. Outside of work Dick enjoys watching baseball and traveling by cruise ship.
Before coming to TMPA in May 2014, Bryan worked for Borger Police Department as CID Sergeant. He also spent 11 years as an academy instructor at the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Amarillo, the school he graduated from. He has 24 years of law enforcement experience, including patrol, SWAT, and criminal investigation duties.
Bryan holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer license and TCOLE Instructor certification. He is both a defensive tactics and driving instructor. Bryan has a passion for instructing and mentoring police officers so TMPA presented the perfect opportunity for him to meet police officers throughout the state doing what he loves, while being closer to his children. When he’s not at work, Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, going to church, visiting the gun range and working out. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
Leighton is a field representative covering the Houston Metro and East Texas areas. He is also part of the negotiating team within his area for collective bargaining and meet and confer. Leighton has been in law enforcement for over 19 years and is currently a reserve police officer for the City of Groves. Leighton has extensive knowledge and experience with local police associations. He attended Lamar University for Criminal Justice. Away from work, Leighton enjoys sports and spending time with his wife and three boys.
Clint has been with TMPA for four years, initially serving as a part-time field representative and now a full-time representative for Dallas/Fort Worth.
He feels the best part of the job is visiting members across the area and working to ensure every Texas law enforcement officer has legal protection.
A third-generation police officer, Clint is a retired detective from the Garland Police Department where he was responsible for investigating burglaries and crimes against children and persons. Before Garland PD, Clint served three years with the Plano PD. Clint is a law enforcement instructor and certified as a Master Peace Officer and U.S. Marine Corps Military Police. In his off time, Clint enjoys spending time with his sons, live Texas music, and traveling.
Tony is a full-time field representative covering the North Texas area. Retired with 23 years of service from Frisco PD, Allen PD, and the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Tony decided to apply for a field representative position because he enjoys meeting diverse group of individuals from different parts of the state and serving them in any capacity.
Tony holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. He’s also a certified Crime Prevention Officer, Crisis Negotiator, School Resource Officer, and DARE Officer. When he’s not working, Tony loves spending time with his children and grandson. He also enjoys Texas Country music, fishing, water and snow skiing, camping, and cooking.
JP is a full-time field representative covering the South Texas area. He is a former Deputy with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and previously worked for the Weslaco Police Department and with the Hidalgo County DA HIDTA Task Force. JP became a TMPA field rep because he wanted the opportunity to work for a professional law enforcement association that is dedicated to the protection of men and women who serve their community.
JP holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certification, TCPA Crime Prevention Certification, TTPOA SWAT Certification, Cooper Institute LE Fitness Specialist Certification and a Texas Crime Stoppers-Coordinator Certification. Outside of work, JP enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters as well as working with his church youth group on community projects.
As a field representative and trainer, Ray visits with officers and works to assist them during times of crisis. Prior to TMPA he spent 25 years in law enforcement, retiring from the Brenham Police Department after 22 years. During his career he served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer, SWAT Operator and Detective. He continues to serve as a Reserve Officer.
Ray holds a BA in Criminal Justice, and a Master Peace Officer Certification. Outside of work Ray and his family enjoy motorsports, especially open wheel and sport car racing. He also likes to jog and tinker with cars.
Before accepting the field representative position, John was the program manager for one of TMPA’s grant-funded training programs, LEADRS, a web-based advanced DUI/DWI reporting system.
John holds an Advanced Peace Officer license and is an advanced TCOLE instructor. He began his law enforcement career in 2003 after serving in the US Army and has since worked with both municipal and county law enforcement. His favorite part about being a TMPA field representative is the ability to serve the members in a variety of ways. From cooking at fundraising events, training in various areas of law enforcement, tracking legislative actions, and helping at a local level with various law enforcement issues, there are always new challenges. Outside of work John is an avid hunter and fisherman; he likes spending time with his family outdoors.
Yolanda began her full-time employment with the Sugar Land Police Department in October 2000. She is currently assigned as an evening shift patrol sergeant and field training supervisor. During her 20 years in law enforcement, she has served as a field training officer, oral review board member, recruiting and background investigator, and accreditation manager (CALEA). Prior to SLPD, Yolanda served with the La Marque Police Department and Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
Yolanda earned a BBA in Management and an MBA in Leadership. She holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and a TCOLE Instructor’s license. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and traveling.
Bobby is a part-time field representative covering a 12-county area with Webb to the south, Val Verde to the north, and Medina to the east. He is a veteran of Del Rio PD and is currently assigned to the training academy. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and started his career in law enforcement in the summer of 1993. His goal as a field representative is to continue to provide TMPA’s unmatched customer service by ultimately taking care of his fellow officers.
Bobby is a TCOLE instructor, firearms instructor, and ALERRT and FLETC Active Shooter instructor, to name a few. He also holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. Outside of work, Bobby enjoys spending time with his family and coaching peewee football.
Part-time, East Texas
Tyler began his career at Dallas County Sheriff Office, then in 2006 transferred to the Jefferson Police Department. He currently works for Marshall Police Department as a Detective (he has been employed with Marshall going on 9 years). Tyler also serves on the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force for the East Texas region. He has served in numerous functions as Background Investigator, SWAT, Motorcycle/Traffic Officer. Tyler currently holds an Advanced TCOLE certification and is also a TCOLE Instructor.
Tyler is a proud husband to his high school sweetheart and proud father to two. He enjoys hunting, grilling, sports, and spending time with friends and family.
As a part-time field representative, Brandon is focused on serving TMPA members and recruiting new ones in the Panhandle. As a full-time police officer, Brandon is a TCOLE Advanced Peace Officer and Instructor, and a Field Training Officer. In addition to these certifications he also attended the U.S. Army Infantry School. Outside of work, Brandon enjoys hunting.
A part-time field representative since 2009, Buddy covers East Texas. His favorite part of the job is being able to serve and support TMPA’s members by sharing his experience and training in all facets of law enforcement, but especially post-traumatic emotional events. Buddy has been in law enforcement for more than 40 years, spending 30 years with the Jasper PD and retiring as a Police Captain.
Buddy holds a BS in Law Enforcement from Southwest Texas State University and a Master Peace Officer Certification. Outside of work Buddy enjoys spending time with his family, and being outside camping, fishing, hunting and cooking over an open fire.