Upcoming: TCPA Conference (7/12-16/21) – Sugarland, TX

See the following link on TCPA website for more info.

Deadline: 2020/21 TCPA Award Nominations Due June 1, 2021

The 2020/21 Award Nomination Packet is now available on the TCPA website according to Rosie Salinas. Please go to: http://tcpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2020-21-TCAP-Award-Nomination-Packet.pdf. Deadline for submissions is 5:00PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to Redefox@yahoo.com. 

AWARD CATEGORIES: 1. Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency
a) Small Agency – Up to 99,999
b) Medium Agency – 100,000 to 249,999
c) Large Agency – 250,000 +
d) Specialized Agency (Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Military Agencies, etc.)
*NOTE (By population the agency serves, not the size of the agency itself). An award will be presented in each category to agencies. The agency must have at least one TCPA member in good standing. 
2. Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist
a) Small Agency – Up to 99,999
b) Medium Agency – 100,000 to 249,999
c) Large Agency – 250,000 +
d) Specialized Agency (Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Military Agencies, etc.)
*NOTE (By population the agency serves, not the size of the agency itself). An award will be presented in each category to the specialists who have made the greatest contribution(s) to crime prevention. The agency must have at least one TCPA member in good standing and the recipient must be a TCPA member in good standing. 
3. Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist – Overall. An award will be presented to the individual specialist who has made the greatest overall contribution(s) to crime prevention. The recipient will be a TCPA member in good standing. 
4. Outstanding Crime Prevention Manager. An award will be presented to an administrator or crime prevention program director demonstrating the greatest support and leadership for personnel in crime prevention and has at least one TCPA member in good standing. 
5. Outstanding Media Award. An award will be presented to the media, (print or electronic) whose management and staff have been the most supportive of the goals and objectives of a crime prevention activity or activities. Must be submitted by a TCPA member in good standing. 
6. Outstanding Citizen Crime Prevention Award. An award will be presented to a volunteer or to a citizen whose dedication to the crime prevention effort has earned special recognition. The recipient cannot be an employee, sworn or non-sworn of a law enforcement agency. Must be submitted by a TCPA member in good standing. 
7. OUTSTANDING CORPORATE / BUSINESS AWARD. An award will be presented to the business that has made the greatest impact or provided the greatest support toward the crime prevention effort. Must be submitted by a TCPA member in good standing 
8. ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD *NOTE: MAY OR MAY NOT BE GIVEN OUT EVERY YEAR An award will be presented to a TCPA member whose actions of notorious service or merit requiring valor, honor, and heroism was above and beyond the normal call of duty

See other awards given out as well, including a college scholarship that can be applied for.

Upcoming: Member Meeting (5/5/21)

Next Meeting:

Date: Wed., May 5, 2021
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Meeting location: PoKeJos, 2121 W. Parmer Ln, Austin TX 78727. Also, you may join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. There is one hour NNO training at our next meeting. Be there to get two TCOLE hours. Also a raffle for those attending. 

Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/488561613

You can also dial in using your phone:  (571) 317-3117
– Access Code: 488-561-613
– One-touch: tel:+15713173117,,488561613#

Access Code: 488-561-613

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/488561613

Upcoming: CP2 Training (4/26-29/21)

Crime Prevention 2 builds upon Crime Prevention 1 and introduces the final five strategies of CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) surveillance, access control, territorial reinforcement, maintenance/management, and geographical juxtaposition. These strategies are focused in this course on crime prevention for small, medium, and large businesses including corporations, churches, apartment complexes, and hotels/motels. The student will be introduced to the latest security technology on the market.

Crime Prevention 2 also includes: Intermediate evidence-based practices and problem solving, corporate policy and procedure review, workplace violence, commercial theft and shrinkage, risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, information technology, and cyber security issues.

When: April 26th – 29th, 2021 – Mon thru Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Archer Hotel, 3121 Palm Way
Austin, Texas 78758, United States

Contact: John Gabrielson CTCPA President
e: john.gabrielson@austintexas.gov
m: 512-974-5963

Registration Link: Click here.

Materials:
Laptop, thumb drive, paper, pen, and a positive attitude

Cost: $300.00
(Includes: free coffee throughout the week, a student folder, and CTPCA Thumb Drive. There is a $50.00 Scholarship for TCPA members please contact John Gabrielson CTCPA President.)

Course Requirements:
50 question test, one-page essay, commercial security survey, and group presentation. After Completion students will be a Crime Prevention Practitioner 2 certified to conduct commercial surveys.

This course is open to all law enforcement agencies both sworn and non-sworn personnel or volunteers that support local community crime prevention.

Students receive 40 Hours TCOLE credit for Class 2102 upon completion of this course. Cost of this course is $300.00 per student. There is a $50 scholarship if you are a TCPA Member. Contact John Gabrielson CTCPA President for details.

Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate for students. Call the hotel for details 512-836-5700.

Past: CP1 Training (4/5-9/21)

Crime Prevention 1 introduces students to the seven strategies of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, basic problem solving, concepts of security, and physical security. The two strategies covered in CP 1 are Target Hardening and Activity Programs.Target Hardening (physical security) includes fencing, landscaping, lighting, windows, doors, glass, locks, safes, and home security systems. The second strategy covered is Activities Programs (community engagement) and includes an introduction to Volunteers in Policing, National Night Out, Neighborhood Watch, formation of stake holder groups, and Coffee with a Cop.

Other topics covered in CP 1 include: History and principles of policing in the 21st Century, evidence-based policing practices and problem solving, police legitimacy, and professional communications.When: April 5th – 9th, 2021 – Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:00pmWhere: Westin Hotel (at the Domain Austin) , 11301 Domain Drive, Austin, Texas 78758 United StatesContact: John Gabrielson CTCPA President
john.gabrielson@austintexas.gov 512-974-5963.

Registration Link: Click here.

Materials: Laptop, thumb drive, paper, pen, and a positive attitude.

Cost: $300.00 (Includes: free coffee throughout the week, a student folder with three take home presentations, and CTPCA Thumb Drive. There is a $50.00 Scholarship for TCPA members please contact John Gabrielson CTCPA President.)

Course Requirements: 50 question test, one-page written essay, home site survey, physical security check list, class presentation and PowerPoint. After completion students will be a Crime Prevention Practitioner 1.This course is open to all law enforcement agencies both sworn and non-sworn personnel or volunteers that support local community crime prevention.

Students receive 40 Hours TCOLE credit for Class 2101 upon completion of the course. Cost of the class is $300.00 per student. There is a $50.00 scholarship for TCPA members contact John Gabrielson.

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted price for students. Call the hotel for details 800-937-8461. Discounted rate available till March 25th at this link.