...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
"COP OF THE YEAR"
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
Caty "Grannie" Atkins
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”
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”
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
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.