...In Partnership for Safer Communities...that is the vision of the Texas Citizens on Patrol Association (TCOPA). In June 2008, several law enforcement agencies from around the State of Texas joined together at the first ever Texas Citizens on Patrol State Conference in Granbury, Texas to form the TCOPA. The TCOPA is a non-profit 501-3c Tax Exempt organization that was formed to help Citizens on Patrol organizations across the state become more organized, better trained, and provide resource sharing so that they can be successful in their communities by reducing crime and supporting their law enforcement agencies through observing and reporting crime.
Our Mission Statement:

To promote a long term partnership between citizens and all Police Departments within the State of Texas. To educate and assist all law enforcement programs thoughout the State to help better support law enforcement agencies in their areas.
...In Partnership for Safer Communities.
Texas Citizens On Patrol Association
             Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS! -- author unknown

Thomas Windham Award 

    2010 - Shirlee Wilkerson
    2011 - Vickie McElroy
    2012 - Holly Hill
    2013 - Vickie McElroy
    2014 - Robert Gonzales
    2015 - Tom Durham

Large Agency of the Year

 2010 - Ft. Worth Code Blue
 2011 - Collin County Sheriff
 2012- North Richland Hills 
 2013 - 2015 Grand Prairie  

Small Agency of the Year

        2010 - Burleson
        2011 - Hurst
        2012 - Brenham
        2013 - Burleson
        2014 - Burleson
        2015 - Greenville 

Coordinator of the Year

 2010 - Sgt. Diron Hill
 2011- Joyce Tidwell  and   David Moore
 2012 -Tom Wicker
 2013 - Sgt. Chris Jackson
 2014 - Sgt. Brian O'Heren
 2015 - None

   Lifetime Members

      Shirlee Wilkerson
      Allen Speed
      Diron Hill
      Caty "Grannie" Atkins
      Carol Skelton
      Jack Skelton
      Gary Brooks
      Vickie McElroy
      Kristy Gilbert

June 22 thru 25, 2016
TCOPA 2016 Conference information/registration has been updated. Please follow the link below to register and read up on the new announcements, proposed classes, hotels etc.
Comfort Suites (Choice Hotels): Mention “GPPD COP Conference”
 2504 I-20 West, GP, TX 75052; Curt Cleaver General Manager gm.txb25@choicehotels.com - Phone: 214-412-1022 www.Choicehotels.com
 King or 2 Queens (non-smoking) $89 + tax (per day) - All rooms have a sleeper sofa, fridge, microwave
 Free hot breakfast -- Restaurants within walking distance

Holiday Inn Express: Mention “GPPD COP Conference”
4112 S. Carrier Pkwy, GP, TX 75052; Lawanda Mosby, Assistant General Manager lmosby@hiegp.com - Phone: 972-264-4002 www.hiegp.com
 King or 2 Queen beds $119 + tax (per day)
 Free breakfast -- Restaurants within walking distance

LaQuinta Inn & Suites: Ask for “State Rate”
 2131 W. I-20 (East bound service rd.) GP, TX 75052 - Phone: 214-412-3220
 King or 2 Queen beds Wed, Thurs, Fri $89 + tax per day; Sat $159 + tax
 Free breakfast

Nomination packets are now available for download. Deadline for entry is 5pm Friday May 20, 2016

COP Member of the Year 2016?
Coordinator of the Year 2016?
Small COP Agency 2016?
Large COP Agency 2016?

Who will it be? Get your nominations in.